Although it’s been nearly two years since Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey called it quits, the rapper-turned-actor recently revealed he’s not taking his divorce easily.
On Friday, Aug. 19, during his guest appearance on “The Amber Rose Show,” the “Americas Got Talent” host admitted he’s still not completely over the heartbreaking split. “We talking about breakups?” said Cannon, 35. “Aww, d*mn.”
“The world has seen it!” Cannon continued after asked about his worst breakup story. “I’m not ready to be in a relationship,” he later added. “I’m broken.” Despite their split, however, Cannon claimed the pair are still close. “I speak to her every single day,” he explained. “Matter of fact, I gotta leave here and go pick up the kids [5-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe].”
Of course, Rose, who shares a 3-year-old son Sebastian with her ex-husband, rapper Wiz Khalifa, had her own thoughts about co-parenting, saying, “I don’t know why people out there, they feel like it’s so taboo. Me and Wiz are best friends. We hang out, we spend time with the baby.” A stand Cannon credited to “being mature,” before praising Rose and Carey for being wonderful mothers.
“Amber is an amazing mother, so is Mariah, and when you see these women who have their own industries, their own empire, but they’re the best mothers ever,” said Cannon. “They put everything off to the side, so even if a breakup occurs, that doesn’t mean a child should suffer. If anything, the child should be lifted up during that time.”
“You guys do it so well,” the 35-year-old continued. “They gotta grow up in this, they didn’t ask for this. Not only do they have to be in the public light, but then they have to deal with an unorthodox household so, we just, you know, make sure that they’re happy and they understand unconditional love.”
The chat took a turn for the weird when Rose asked Cannon if he and Carey ever had sex to one of her songs. “I’ve answered this question while I was married,” he replied. “Mistake! Yes, I have. And she didn’t like the fact that I told the world that we had sex to her music, but it was true. I keep it a hundred! That’s amazing, [can] you imagine having sex with Mariah Carey while Mariah Carey is playing in the background? That is a dream come true.”
“Sorry, Mariah, I said I wasn’t going to say that again but it’s Amber’s fault,” he continued, also telling viewers the song of choice was “Hero,” naturally. “‘When a hero comes along,’ just sayin’ — she wrote it.”
In case you missed it, Carey is now engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer. Cannon on the other hand has been linked to TLC alum, Chilli.