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Posted Thu, October 28, 2010 9:24am EDT

Mariah Carey Finally Admits She's Pregnant! WE TOLD YOU FIRST!

Yay! Mariah and her husband Nick Cannon are expecting a little bundle of joy sometime in the spring!

We told you first! Mariah Carey is pregnant! “It’s still early, but we’re expecting in the spring,” the 40-year-old singer confessed on the Today Show this morning (October 28).

“It was difficult,” says Mariah about her struggles to conceive.

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Mariah Carey is pregnant with a baby boy!

But the singer and her husband Nick Cannon, 30, are super excited about the impending parenthood! “The greatest gift on Earth is a child,” gushes Nick, who stuck by her side during the interview.

Sadly, Mariah also admitted that this isn’t the first time that she and Nick have been expecting. Shortly after getting married on March 30, 2008, Mariah found out that she was pregnant, but just one month later she suffered a devastating miscarriage.

Nick Cannon has big plans for his kids’ futures!

“Only one person knew about this,” says Mariah. “It was really sad, so we had to really absorb this and take it in.” “Her strength would literally be during the day so festive, smiling for cameras and spending time with everyone, then later at night [she was] crying herself to sleep,” adds Nick.

But, it’s happy news today! After undergoing fertility treatments to no avail, Mariah and Nick reveal that they’ve conceived naturally!

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And although Mariah says that she didn’t tell anyone, it seems that her pregnancy caused her to drop out of a role in For Colored Girls. Thandie Newton, who replaced Mariah for the role, let it slip on The View on Oct. 27 that she knew Mariah was expecting. “I think she is pregnant [and that’s why she pulled out],” Thandie said.

Now, Mariah and Nick are so excited about the good news, but they’re in no rush to find out the baby’s gender. They have decided to hold out and wait to find out if they’re going to have a baby girl or boy (though sources close to Mariah tell that she’s having a boy).

Congrats to Mariah and Nick on this fabulous news! We couldn’t be happier for them!

– Lindsey DiMattina