Has Nick Cannon uncovered the secret to co-parenting successfully? He seems to think so.
The former “America’s Got Talent” host recently sat down with Frankie Grande and Rachel Smith on Amazon’s “Style Code Live,” where he got candid about his amicable relationship with his ex-wife Mariah Carey, their 5-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, and how he remains a big part of their lives.
In addition to the pair learning how to “embrace” their co-parenting responsibilities, while having their children grow up in an “unorthodox household.” The 36-year-old rapper added that balance and communication are key. “[They] know, ‘You don’t get to see daddy every single day,’… but [they] understand that daddy’s presence is felt every single day,” Cannon said. “On the weekends, we tear up Chuck E. Cheese’s.” As for how he makes his post-split relationship with Carey work, he said, “It’s all about love.”
“You put the kids first,” he said, “but then when you understand that you have unconditional love for these human beings and you want the best existence for them, then you put whatever differences you may have had aside.
“A lot of times, when you think about breakups in relationships, it’s usually over ego. And if you can remove your ego from that, and make it about your loved ones, that’s what it’s all about.”
The Chiraq actor also opened up about a recent health scare he faced over the holidays while battling lupus. According to Cannon, his condition is currently under control — noting that it was actually his medicine that made him sick. “I had too much medicine in me,” he recounted. “I had to have like, five blood transfusions because it was so much stuff. But I’m good now!” The experience prompted him to be “as holistic and homeopathic as possible” as he continues to manage his illness.