Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were often referred to by many as the most unlikely couples. Probably because Nick was much younger than the singer or they may have just been hating on the cute couple. The world has known Mariah Carey as a legendary musician and songwriter who stole the hearts of many with her amazing vocals. Nick Cannon, on the other hand, is also a famous celebrity, best known for his stand up comedy, event hosting and rapping. The couple is said to have met at a Teen Awards event where Nick presented an award to the gorgeous singer.
The love affair and marriage of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon is not one of those love at first sight instances; rumors had it that Nick had his eyes on Mariah before they met at the awards. After the event, they became acquainted and later, friends. They remained friends for a while before resolving to take their relationship to the next level. Their relationship was a shocker to many and would yet bedazzle many as it progressed. In 2005, Carey released a song with Nick and they later revealed that they were engaged. Not long after, the couple was on the tabloids with news of their impending marriage – a marriage union that lasted six years and produced a set of adorable twin girls. To find out why this American celebrity couple ended their marriage, keep reading.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon – How Did They Meet?
Before she met Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey was married to a man 20 years older than her. His name is Tommy Mottola. Tommy is an American music executive and the co-owner of Casablanca Records in a joint venture with the Universal Music Group. He headed Sony Music Entertainment, parent of the Columbia label, for nearly 15 years. The couple got married on June 5, 1993, and got divorced on May 30, 1997, and incidentally, they had no children together.
Nick, however, has been in quite a number of relationships with very popular women. In 2006, he dated the famous reality TV show personality, Kim Kardashian. In 2007, he was rumored to be dating Rachael Smith. He also dated other celebrities like Megan Good, Eva Marcile, Christina Milian, among others.
Carey, who began her career in her teens began receiving awards for her exceptional work at that time. Records have it that at the age of 18, she released her first album which had four No. 1 singles. It was in an occasion where she was awarded the Choice Music R&B Artist at the Teen Choice Awards that she met Nick Cannon. He didn’t catch her attention but he continued to admire her. The couple became friends and remained friends for years. In 2005, they released a song together called We Belong Together. Fans didn’t attach much meaning to this collaboration until 2008 when the couple announced they were an item. Fast forward to April that same year, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon announced that they were married.
Their Married Life
This adorable couple was together as friends for over 3 years before they decided to start dating. They are said to have dated for 6 weeks prior to them tying the knot. Their relationship wasn’t a public one as there were no public appearances of both of them together or any show of affection in public. On 30 April 2008, the couple got married on the Bahamas beach which was close to Mariah Carey’s estate. Her wedding gown was made specifically for a beach wedding by the famous designer, Nile Cmylo. Her wedding attire was a slip dress which she wore gorgeously. After the wedding, the couple got tattoos of each other’s name on their bodies.
In 2010, Mariah became pregnant with their first children. She gave birth to twin girls named Moroccan Scott and Monroe Cannon. Their exact birth dates have been hidden, however, they were born in 2011.
What’s The Real Reason Why Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Divorced?
Prior to the split, many onlookers knew the marriage was destined for the rocks. The couple was regarded as an unlikely fit. Mariah and Nick’s marriage came to an end in 2014 after the comedian had filed for divorce on December 12, 2005, after six years of marriage.
There are several theories on the reason for their separation and while some say it was because Nick Cannon confessed to having been involved with Kim Kardashian, others say it was because Mariah Carey had an ambition of getting married to a millionaire and needed Cannon out of the way. However, according to Nick, the real reason the couple separated was that they grew apart. They no longer helped each other grow. Their relationship became stagnant, hence Nick felt it was better they went separate ways.