Nick Cannon’s ever-expanding family is always in the headlines. From new baby announcements, to the women having to defend themselves, the actor and his baby mothers can’t catch a break. With his 12th child expected to arrive soon, Cannon seems to be under a lot of pressure himself. Last week he was hospitalized and being treated for pneumonia.
One person who stays noticeably out of all the mess is his first wife and mother of his eldest children Mariah Carey. The queen of Christmas is probably the only mother in the bunch who does not need him for his finances, but that does not mean that his children do not need him in the physical sense. Mimi is reportedly getting annoyed with Cannon’s inability to carve out enough time for their twins. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were first connected back in 2005 but did not begin dating till 2008.
The couple married quickly and became parents on April 20th, 2011. Monroe and Morrocan were only 3 when their parents split in 2014, but the two have co-parented pretty successfully for a while. Cannon began rapidly growing his family a few years later and is now at a grand total of 11 children with six different women. There is currently one more baby on the way. Cannon seems to try and be present, showing up for every maternity shoot and frequently posting his kids. However, the television mogul is super busy and hosts a radio show and several television shows, including Wild N’ Out, The Masked Singer, and for a while, The Nick Cannon Show. He is also on the road with his Wild N’ Out team and has been selling out shows around the country.
Nick is no superman, however, and has been dealing with health issues for a long time as well. His lupus diagnosis keeps him in and out of the hospital, and as recently as this week, he was taken in for pneumonia. He did a post and delete, letting fans know he did not need any prayers and would be back on his feet in no time. Not even a day later, Cannon was posting on the anniversary of the passing of his son Zen Scott who died from a brain tumor. “Physically, I’m definitely on the mend, but Mentally and Spiritually, I’m broken. Been tossing and turning all night, and as much as I know I need rest, last night I couldn’t sleep at all.”
With this much going on, it’s a wonder anyone gets to spend time with him. On-Site reports that his eldest kids are beginning to suffer in his absence, and their mother, Mariah, is hoping Nick can carve out more time for them. Nick’s last post with the twins was back on July 22nd, driving around listening to Black Rob. Since then, most of his posts have been announcements for his new children and pictures from maternity shoots.
Meanwhile, Mariah’s kids are a constant by her side and have been appearing in a lot of her Christmas promotional clips and music videos. Fans in the comments seemed to think Mariah might just have to make due as a single mom considering how much stuff Nick continues to put on his plate. “we all know he’s gonna have a few more next year, soooooo Mariah ion know,” said one fan.
Nick Cannon has been adamant about being able to provide for his children. This is the first time his availability has been questioned publicly by any of his baby mothers.