Nick Cannon says he would rekindle relationship with ex Mariah Carey and insists he will never have a love like the one they shared: ‘It was literally like a fairy tale’
They divorced in 2016 after eight years of marriage.
The 41-year-old spoke fondly of his ‘fantasy love’ ex and how no other love would ever compare during an appearance on The Hot Tee Talk Show.
‘It was literally like a fairy tale’: Nick Cannon said he would be open to rekindling his romance with ex-wife Mariah Carey; pictured October 2008
Cannon named Carey as an ex he would reconcile with during a game on the show called ‘Spin The Block.’
The Wild ‘N Out host spoke highly of her current boyfriend, long-time partner Bryan Tanaka, and just how ‘amazing’ Tanaka was with the children Cannon shares with Mariah, 11-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.
Yet he could no deny Mariah was his ‘fantasy love.’
‘I truly respect her, the relationship that she’s been in for quite some time, and you know dude is amazing with my kids, and we got family gatherings… I truly respect her, but c’mon, that’s my fantasy love. That’s somebody I will always love,’ he explained.
Always be my baby! The 41-year-old spoke fondly of his ‘fantasy love’ ex and how no other love would ever compare during an appearance on The Hot Tee Talk Show
‘That’s my fantasy love’: Cannon named Carey as an ex he would reconcile with during a game on the show called ‘Spin The Block’
‘I guess because I’m a true romantic, I’m a true believer in love, and I allow the capsules of love to be where they lie. And I’m not a timeline dude, I believe time is man made, we make it linear when I believe it’s more reciprocal.
‘I will never have a love like I have with Mariah. And I appreciate that. And that’s the thing, where the issue sometimes with spinning the block… sometimes the fantasy of spinning the block, it’ll never be what you think it’ll be.’
Nick said he would hesitate getting back with Mariah on the chance they would mess up their ‘fairy tale’ connection.
‘It was literally like a fairy tale with Mariah so I’d rather it be that way and I appreciate that fantasy because if I tried to go back and it wasn’t the same, like damn, I messed it up.
Family unit: Carey and Cannon share two children together, 11-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe; pictured 2018
‘But, if I had the opportunity to, if it could be the way that it was, I’m there! Always be my baby!’ Nick said. ‘Don’t forget about us! We belong together!’ he added, referencing her hit tracks.
Nick has only been married once and that was to Mariah. They tied the knot in 2008 before officially splitting in 2016.
The actor is now expecting two more children with two different women.
Matters of the heart: Nick has only been married once and that was to Mariah. They tied the knot in 2008 before officially splitting in 2016; pictured 2017
Cannon currently has six children: twins Moroccan and Monroe, 11, with ex-wife Mariah; Golden, five, and Powerful Queen, 19 months, with Brittany Bell; and twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, 13 months, with Abby De La Rosa.
In December 2021, the rapper’s five-month-old son, Zen, who he shared with Alyssa Scott, passed away from a malignant brain tumor.
In January, Cannon announced he is expecting an eighth child with model Bre Tiesi, and he has since announced he is also expecting his ninth with De La Rosa.
It was recently revealed that Nick – who once dismissed monogamy as a ‘Eurocentric concept’ – is expecting his ninth child around October 25, according to TMZ.