Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have separated after six years of marriage, and a source has revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that it was constant tension and bickering which eventually drove them apart.
Mariah Carey, 44, and Nick Cannon, 33, have separated after six years of marriage and two beautiful children together. While initial reports claimed that Nick’s alleged cheating played a factor, HollywoodLife.com told you that Nick “loves” Mariah and “always will,” and that he never cheated on her. But what caused their split? A source close to the situation has revealed to HollywoodLife.com the details of the behind-the-scenes tension and bickering that eventually drove them apart.
Nick Cannon & Mariah Carey Fighting: The Battles That Drove Them Apart
A huge factor in Nick and Mariah’s split is distance — while the two are primarily based in New York City, Nick is often touring or working in LA. Whenever Mariah points out that he doesn’t need to work as much as he does, it only makes him more upset, a source revealed to E! Online.
However, “Mariah doesn’t realize that Nick is young with a lot of talent and energy and, just like her, he’s trying to leave his mark and his legacy in Hollywood,” a source explains to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He would never tell her not to work on a new album or not to be on QVC selling her items or not to do whatever it is she needs to do.
“It’s not about the money for him — never was and never will be. He likes what he does. He likes working, it makes him happy and for the life of him he can’t understand why Mariah […] doesn’t appreciate that in him.” Nick even told Mariah that he doesn’t want to be her “house husband,” but it made her incredibly upset and offended and she threw him out.
Mariah’s rep told Us Weekly, “I don’t comment on Mariah’s personal life,” her rep said, “but Mariah is focusing on her children and her upcoming tour.”
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon: ‘The Arguing And Stupid Fights About Bullsh*t Just Got To The Both Of Them’
“This back-and-forth has been going on with them for months now,” our source continues. “The arguing and stupid fights about bullsh*t just got to the both of them.
“They both didn’t want to live under the same roof if they’d be fighting. They didn’t want the staff to know and of course they kept that away from the kids.
“They would argue about the stupidest things — like where to go to dinner. What bottle of champagne to open. What movie to watch at night.
“It got to a point where they wouldn’t agree on anything and Nick would always give into her demands. But the fighting and bickering drove them apart.”
So sad. While each of them are primarily focused on three-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe during this difficult time for them, it’s hard to imagine that their children are not affected. We hope that Mariah and Nick are able to do whatever is best for their whole family moving forward.
HollywoodLifers, do you think that Nick and Mariah will be able to find common ground and work it out? Or are they finished for good? Let us know.
— Amanda Mitchell