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Exclusive! Nick Cannon Has Big Plans For His Kids: 'I Want Them To Be The First Kids On Mars!'

Wed, October 20, 2010 5:20pm EDT by Add first Comment

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Talk about setting high expectations for your children — Nick Cannon wouldn’t confirm to HollyBaby that wife Mariah Carey is pregnant, but he DID talk about kids and he’s going to be one demanding daddy!

Nick Cannon, 30, is definitely not one to settle for anything less than the best! Though he continues to deny that his wife Mariah Carey, 40, is pregnant, when he does become a father, he has very high hopes for his kids. “I’m aiming high! I want like nuclear physicists and astronauts and heart surgeons or something like that,” Nick told exclusively on Oct. 20 as he was promoting the launch of DJ Hero 2 in NYC. “That’s what I want — my kids to invent something. I want my kids to be the first kids on Mars or something!”

Yikes! Mariah trips and falls during her concert!

Nick also told us that he doesn’t want his kids to follow in his and Mariah’s footsteps as musicians (sorry, Willow Smith — but your new career doesn’t impress former child star Nick). “I am aiming a little higher than that,” Nick said.

What he did tell us is that he can’t wait to be a dad. “I would love to be a father,” Nick confided. “That’s what family is all about at the end of the day.”

Should Mariah be drinking champagne while she’s pregnant?

But he continues to keep mum about the pregnancy rumors regarding Mariah. “When you think about it, whether [you’re] celebrities or not, people usually keep that stuff close to them until they feel like it’s ready,” Nick explained. “There’s many different reasons to not go out and spread that type of news until a couple is ready. Sometimes you don’t want to have to deal with that. There’s certain things people just wanna keep sacred to themselves for as long as they possible can.”

He did say that he and Mariah have been spending a lot of time praying. “The family that prays together stays together,” Nick said. “More than anything, that’s the most important part. It’s not about praying for something; it’s praying for grace, mercy and favor. Just being thankful for being alive!”

More Proof that Mariah Carey is pregnant: She’s wearing maternity dresses!

No matter what Nick is (or isn’t) saying, we have proof that Mariah is expecting. exclusively learned that for the past month, Mariah has been working with designer Linda Stokes on creating her very own maternity wear!

Watch our exclusive interview With Nick below!

–Lindsey DiMattina

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