Rapper and TV host Nick Cannon is taking a break from having children after his therapist told him that he should be practicing celibacy.
As a dad of seven kids with four different women, three of whom were born in 2021, Cannon revealed that he didn't plan to have many children. However, he grew up in a big family under the guidance of his grandparents, which is why he prefers a big family himself.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the TV personality said that he hasn't thought about when he's going to stop having kids. Yet, he believes it's a gift from God for him to have more children in the future.
"The Lord has blessed me with what I asked, but ask and you shall receive," Cannon said. "But I'm not sitting out here planning it."
Advantages of Having Many Children
Cannon said that having seven kids has its advantages. His children take his full attention when he's not working, so they help keep him out of trouble.
The host's eldest kids are twins Monroe and Moroccan Scott, whose mother is superstar Mariah Carey, Cannon's ex-wife. In April 2021, Carey shared via E! Online that her children with Cannon are indeed blessed with an abundant life because they have two loving parents, who might not be together but remain committed to raising them.
The singer said that her pregnancy with the twins was almost a miracle since she suffered from gestational diabetes and edema. She also went through a miscarriage before she had Roe and Roc.
After the twins, Cannon became a dad to Golden Sagon, born in 2017, and Powerful Queen, born in 2020, with then-girlfriend Brittany Bell. After years of dating on and off, the two broke up for good in early 2021.
A few months later, Cannon welcomed another pair of twins with current partner Abby de la Rosa. Zillion Heir and Zion Mixolydian were born on June 14. Cannon's youngest baby, Zen, was also born days apart from the twins to model Alyssa Scott.
Not Subscribed to Monogamy
In an interview with The Breakfast Club, Cannon implied that he doesn't believe in monogamy despite being a married man once. He said that he doesn't have an "ownership" of the mother of his children, and they all know how he feels about marriage and having kids.
In another interview with radio personality Howard Stern, Cannon admitted that he doesn't believe in birth control because he might likely die sooner than most people. While he meant this statement as a joke, Cannon fought Lupus, an autoimmune disease that sent him to the hospital for many months. He has experienced near-death situations in his life, which has changed his views about having kids.
Meanwhile, the dad of seven is also focused on another "baby" as he is about to kick off a new season of his own talk show, "Wild N Out." Cannon said he has always been transparent about his personal life in this series so his fans can "get to know me in a very intimate way" and not just in the headlines.
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