Mariah Carey Reveals Why She and Nick Cannon Got Married After Dating for Just 6 Weeks

by Jeremy Spirogis
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey made a number of fascinating revelations in her model new memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey. Throughout the e book, the singer spilled many particulars about her private life, together with the rise and fall of her second marriage to ex-husband Nick Cannon.

Not solely did she share the methods her romance with Cannon was totally different from her previous relationships, however she additionally revealed the actual purpose she and the comic tied the knot after only a weeks-long courtship.

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Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey | Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon began courting in 2008

Carey and Cannon first met in 2005 when he introduced her with the award for Choice R&B Artist on the Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards. 

Though there was an instantaneous attraction between them, Cannon advised Variety in June 2020 that he and the pop singer weren’t initially concerned about courting one another as each had already been by many ups and downs in romantic relationships.

“We were both at this place where relationships really aren’t our thing, but we like each other,” Cannon recalled. “We talked everything out. What if this and what if that. We talked about how much fun it would be if we just got married three weeks into knowing each other. It was more that whimsical fantasy idea of let’s have as much fun as we possibly can and when it no longer feels like fun, when it feels like a task and a job, then we should amicably be able to move on.”

After sustaining a friendship for 3 years, Carey and Cannon started courting in 2008 after she forged him as her love curiosity in her “Bye Bye” music video.

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Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey | Kevin Mazur/WireImage

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Just a few weeks later, the pair wed in a sundown, ocean-side ceremony at Carey’s Bahamian property on April 30.

Following their nuptials, each Carey and Cannon shared that they tied the knot so rapidly as a result of they have been in love and knew early on that they wished to marry one another.

However, Carey reveals in her new memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey that being head over heels in love wasn’t the one factor that motivated them to trade nuptials so rapidly.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon rushed into marriage so they might begin a household

In her e book, Carey opens up about her whirlwind relationship with the rapper and TV character.

The hitmaker revealed that not like her first husband, Tommy Mottola, Cannon “was a good guy. He was faith-based. He was ambitious.” She additionally acknowledged that “the power dynamics between us felt even,” and that the Wild ‘N Out creator “felt safe” to her.

Carey even touched up her hurried marriage to the rapper and revealed that their eagerness to change into dad and mom is the rationale they fast-tracked their marriage ceremony plans.

“Our desire to have children became a force of nature and why we got married so quickly,” she wrote, per People.

And their dream of beginning a household collectively ultimately got here true as a result of on April 30, 2011, the couple welcomed their fraternal twins Moroccan and Monroe (who at the moment are 9-years-old.)

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Nick Cannon, Moroccan Cannon, Mariah Carey, and Monroe Cannon | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

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The couple’s relationship didn’t final lengthy

To these wanting in, it appeared like Carey and Cannon had the right relationship and have been going to remain collectively eternally.

However, the couple’s relationship, sadly, fizzled out a number of years after their twins have been born.

In August 2014, Cannon confirmed his break up from the “Honey” singer, telling The Insider (through USA Today) that he and Carey had been “living in separate houses for a few months.”

Four months later, the comic filed for divorce from the singer, and their separation was finalized in 2016.

In her e book, Carey touched up her and Cannon’s messy divorce, admitting that it might have been averted had “egos and emotions” not gotten in the way in which.

″Honestly, I believe Nick and I might have labored it out between the 2 of us, however egos and feelings bought infected (which might translate into many billable lawyer hours, and in the end it did),″ she wrote within the e book.

Thankfully, the previous couple is now on good phrases with one another.

Carey even opened up about the place her relationship with Cannon stands today, noting in her e book that she and the actor keep an amicable co-parenting relationship.

“We both wanted to make sure everything was cool for our family,” she penned. “We will always be family, and we make it work.”

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