Nick Cannon, 41, has been blessed with a large family and many children. The Masked Singer host has nine children with six different women, including ex Mariah Carey, as well as two more babies on the way! The actor has shared tons of photos where he’s doted on his children since they were born.
Even though he seems incredibly invested in all of his kids, there have been some critics of Nick for having so many children with different partners. The actor has spoken out against criticisms against him. In a July 2021 interview on his podcast, Nick told the rap duo City Girls that he was having children “on purpose.”
In an August 2021 appearance on The Breakfast Club, the Wild ‘N Out star explained his views on marriage and defended why he’s had children with so many different women. “Just the idea that a man should have one woman, we shouldn’t have anything. I have no ownership over this person. If we’re really talking about how we coexist and how we populate, it’s about what exchange can we create together? I’ve never really subscribed to that mentality,” he said. Learn more about all of Nick Cannon’s kids here!
Nick announced the birth of his ninth child, and his first with photographer LaNisha Cole, on Sept. 15. The pair posed with their daughter Onyx at the hospital in a photo that Nick shared to Instagram. “I vow to protect, provide, guide and love this child to the best of my abilities,” Nick wrote. “I promise to love this little girl with all my heart, regardless what anyone says. I’ve given up on attempting to define myself for the world or society but instead I’m doing the work to heal and grow into the infinite Being God ordained me to be. Hopefully I can teach Onyx the same, to not let others shame or ridicule her with their outside opinions.”
In late January 2022, there were rumblings that the prolific star would be a father for the eighth time. Photos of Nick attending model Brie Tiesi’s baby show and sex reveal party in Malibu, California, surfaced on the internet. Nick confirmed the newest addition to his growing family on the Jan. 31 episode of The Nick Cannon Show. The host joked that he was “starting his own football team” and that Rihanna – who announced she was pregnant with A$AP Rocky’s child in a series of photos – was not carrying his baby. “It’s not mine,” commented Nick.
Nick confirmed the baby’s sex (“It’s a boy! We found out yesterday”) and proposed names for the new child, including Miracle, Confetti, Purpose, Immaculate, and Chosen. Nick and Bre’s son Legendary Love was born in July 2022, after Bre went through an “all natural unmedicated home birth” that she described on Instagram.
Bre was previously married to ex-NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel. The couple divorced in November 2021.
Nick’s first kids were born in April 2011. The twins Monroe and Moroccan, 10, were the only children the actor had with his ex-wife Mariah Carey, 52. As one of the two oldest siblings, Monroe has started to follow her parents into a career in the entertainment industry. She started dabbling in modeling, and her first campaign came out in July. She showed off some of OshKosh B’gosh’s back-to-school line in the campaign. Monroe has also made a few appearances in her mom’s Christmas specials and documentaries, according to IMDb.
Moroccan is Monroe’s twin brother and the son that Nick had with Mariah. Like his sister, he’s also appeared in his mom’s Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special and voice-acted in her 2017 video for “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” via IMDb. Like their mom, Monroe and Moroccan both enjoy singing. It sounds like the eldest twins are very close to each other and lead a relatively normal life. “The kids do a lot of things together. They have several activities they do. They’re also into sports like karate. They are very well-rounded, kind kids, and both are quiet and shy a lot of the time, too. They’re also very studious, and they both get really good grades. They are actually pretty strict parents and keep them on a very strict schedule. They’re very normal kids,” an insider told HollywoodLife in February 2020.
After Nick and Mariah divorced in 2016, he started dating model Brittany Bell who gave birth to their son Golden, 4, in February 2017. Brittany shares tons of photos of the little boy on Instagram, and it seems like he takes after his dad’s sense of humor and natural showmanship. Brittany has posted tons of photos of Golden acting silly and striking poses. Other than acting silly, Golden seems to enjoy sports. In June, Brittany posted a photo of the boy in a little league baseball uniform.
In December 2020, Brittany welcomed her second child with Nick: Powerful Queen. Powerful is Nick’s second daughter, and the pair seemed very excited about having the baby during the holiday season. She wrote that she had Powerful with a natural water birth. Brittany posted a photo with Nick dressed as Santa Claus and called the little girl “the best gift ever” and called the birth “perfect timing for Christmas.”
Months after Brittany had Powerful, Nick became a father to a second set of twins in June. The actor’s girlfriend Abby De La Rosa announced that she’d given birth to the boys Zion and Zillion in a June Instagram post. “Welcome to the world,” she wrote in an Instagram caption announcing the birth.
Zillion is Zion’s twin brother. The little boys’ mom seems to enjoy sharing photos of the little ones. She’s posted tons of fun shots with both of the boys in her arms. When the twins turned one month old, she shared a few adorable pictures of the pair on Instagram. One had her and Nick lying in bed together with both of the boys. Another featured the boys with huge headphones on in front of a turntable.
On December 7, 2021, Nick announced on The Nick Cannon Show that Zen had died of a brain tumor at five months old. He sobbed as he shared the news with his listeners, revealing that the brain tumor started to grow quickly at the end of November. Zen died on Dec. 5, shortly after taking a trip to the beach, and Nick was there when his son passed.