Did Mariah Carey schedule a C-section for her third anniversary?


We still don’t have the baby names, so I’m just sticking with Princess Sparkle Glitter and Blueberry Cannon. Princess and Blueberry were born on Saturday, as I already wrote about on the day of. It turns out that the twins’ birthday was Mariah and Nick’s third wedding anniversary (they were married in 2008), The High Holy Day of Sparkle Glitter Pony Butterfly Action. Many people thought that Mariah had scheduled a C-section for their anniversary, just to be cute or whatever, and perhaps to distract from the royal wedding stuff. According to Mariah’s rep Cindi Berger, not so much: “No, not even Mariah could plan that. I spoke to both of them… and they are both completely overjoyed.”

Nick’s version of events seem to indicate that this was less a planned C-section and more like Mariah going into labor and Nick rushing her to the hospital. According to Nick (and Mariah’s rep), Nick rushed Mariah to the hospital in their Rolls-Royce Phantom and both Mariah and Nick assumed it was another false labor incident. Also, apparently Nick was so nervous that “he went to the wrong unit in the hospital, and had to be guided to the maternity ward by a nurse.”

After the births (the girl was born first!), Nick tweeted: “My wife just gave me the most incredible anniversary gift ever in life! I won’t ever be able to top this! I’m in the happiest place I’ve ever been in my life. I never had more amazing things happening. I am humbled by God’s Favor!”

And that’s not all! It seems that after Mariah gave birth, Rev. Al Sharpton came to the hospital and renewed Mariah and Nick’s vows. FOR REAL.

It’s been a busy week for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon! One day after the singer, 42, gave birth to twins, the couple renewed their wedding vows with a hospital ceremony conducted by Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday.

“We just had a wedding in the hospital!” Cannon, 30, confirmed via Twitter.

“Mariah looks great, and the babies are beautiful,” Sharpton, 56, added. “I am so moved by the sincere spiritual commitment of Mariah and Nick. They have not let success separate them from God. I am so proud.”

According to Carey’s rep, the baby girl was born first, weighing 5 pounds, 3 ounces, measuring 18 inches long; her brother followed, weighing 5 pounds 6 ounces, and was 19 inches. Carey and Cannon have not yet named their children.

[From Us Weekly]

It’s just too, too, TOO MUCH. But that’s Mariah. And God bless her. I’m really and truly happy for Mariah and Nick, and I’m so glad the babies are healthy and everything. I tend to believe that Mariah went into labor rather than went in for a scheduled C-section. I think if Mariah was going to schedule it, she would have made sure the hospital was painted pink and that there was a swarm/rabble/flutter/kaleidoscope of butterflies in the delivery room.




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  1. Justaposter says:

    Sometimes babies come before the scheduled c-sections.

    It happens.

  2. RHONYC says:


    did the cannons, jlo & brangelina schedule their twins? :mrgreen:

  3. mln76 says:

    Yeah I doubt a woman in a high risk pregnancy would endanger her babies that way. Doctors schedule C-sections and the babies have final approval on the date. I hope the babies are doing well and I can’t wait to hear the names so that I can laugh my ass off.

  4. Rose says:

    what is happening to nick in that last picture?

  5. notsoanonymous says:

    Here’s a better question – does it matter? I know she’s weird, I know people wanted them to fail – but clearly the timing worked out so they asked if it was possible. I know quite a few people (who knew in advance they would have to have a c-section) and chose a date that had significance to them in the window of time given by their doctor. I highly doubt she got pregnant when she did in order to time this.

    Glad they are happy and healthy.

  6. hatsumomo says:

    This is actually pretty damn cute. Congrats to them!

  7. spinner says:

    …of course she scheduled it on her Anniversary.

  8. Liana says:

    I really like Mariah. She’s unabashedly herself. Is she odd? Yeah. But she’s generous to a fault and does a lot of stuff for charity.

  9. mln76 says:

    ITA with notsoanonymous IF it was scheduled on that day it was only if it wouldn’t endanger the babies in any way and if so does anyone really care???

  10. Bodhi says:

    I really hope that it just happened that way. To each their own, of course, but it bothers me that some people schedule the birth of their child to fit into their schedules.

    Note: I am not talking about people who have to schedule c-sections for medical reasons, I’m talking about those who do it solely becuase the date was most convenient.

  11. Novaraen says:

    I don’t think they would allow a scheduled c-section for a high risk pregnancy like this. I had twins and the only c-section paperwork I filled out was for emergency use only. Luckily I was able to have my boys naturally. :) )

    Most twin pregnancies don’t go full term anyway…so it would be hard to schedule one I think. My boys came a month and a half early.

  12. Sakyiwaa says:

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! this is soooooooooooo AWESOME! I DONT think they planned it either if that is really how it all went down. omg! so lovely how it all played out! Gosh, that day is sure gonna be ONE UNFORGETTABLE DAY for Nick and Mariah!

  13. SassyOne says:

    The last pic of them is totally LOL funny.

  14. theoriginalsisterkitty says:

    Doctor’s would never schedule a c-section on Saturday without medical necessity. Congratulations to the new family!

  15. courtney says:

    no she didn’t she spontaneously went into labor thursday afternoon while still at the spa and twins almost never make it to 40 weeks anyway. it’s a coinsidence that saturday just happened to be their wedding anniversary

  16. Sandra says:

    Who cares if they did plan it for the same day. I’m rooting for them – they seem genuinely happy. Good for them.

  17. Isa says:

    I think she knew all along that she was going to have a c-section and this was the date she was hoping to last until her anniversary.

    I started having contractions on the day of my induction.

    Although I’m not sure why anyone would want to have their babies on their anniversary. I’m glad my babies aren’t born on any other special dates. I get to keep my anniversary about my husband and I and the babies get their own special dates.

  18. sdf says:

    After 10 years Osama was found and Mariah gave a birth. FINALLY.

  19. tripmom says:

    I had triplets last October, and I can tell you that in high risk multiple pregnancies c-sections are often scheduled. Sometimes it’s for the health of the mother, and sometimes it’s because a situation with the babies will make it dangerous for them to stay in the womb past a certain point. My doctor’s feeling was “this is where I think you’ll need to deliver right now, but as it gets closer if things change we can always reschedule.” I think it’s not unusual for a c-section to be scheduled and changed a few times depending on the situation. In my case I got to pick between October 20th or 21st and we chose to deliver on the 20th because the girls’ birthday would be ten-twenty-twenty-ten. Ironically, I was admitted to the hospital on our 4th wedding anniversary, and we half hoped to deliver that day because the timing would have been so great!

  20. Alice says:

    I think their names are Twinkle Cupcake and Starshine Pinklepie.

  21. sandy says:

    they seem to really love each other, it’s great to watch them, congrats to the happy family.

  22. OXA says:

    I think it was scheduled cuz the day before she was at a resort in Palos Verdes. The nearest freeway is at leaat 20 to 30 minutes away and then they still had a lomg to drive to Cedars Sinai. I can not see a woman due to give birth being that far away from her OBGYNO.

  23. Quest says:

    I believe it was scheduled – hey its Mariah and what Mimi wants Mimi gets

  24. Zoya says:

    They are insane and creepy.

  25. LeManda says:

    What’s the big deal? If I was in their exact situation and given that possible date I would have gone for it on my Anniversary too. And FYI most multiples are born by C-Section today, it’s not just some Celebrity thing to do.

  26. Kim123 says:

    If they had scheduled a C section Nick wouldn’t have rushed to the hospital and drove to the wrong section of the hospital. Their arrival would have been calm and planned out.IMO Mariah would wanted to give birth on another day so she could plan another party- anniversay party and bithday party.

  27. hottathanholywatta says:

    I love them together, and really would u expect any less from Mariah???

  28. Lynne says:

    Probably. She’s going need an excuse for that tummy tuck/lipo scar when she suddenly appears in public 80 pounds lighter like most celebrity moms.

  29. Delta Juliet says:

    I am of the belief that they scheduled it. “Doctor’s won’t do a c-section on a Saturday?” Maybe not for regular folks with HMO’s but who would be shocked to hear a celebrity got special treatment?! I bet Al Sharpton doesn’t go do a lot of vow renewals at the hospital either.
    But it makes no difference either way. The babies are here and everyone is happy and healthy.

  30. TXCinderella says:

    Congrats to the couple on their new additions to the family! Nick seems to be SO in love with Mariah. I think they are sweet together.

  31. mln76 says:

    From what I remember of Brangelina and Julia Roberts pregnancies both were put on bedrest for several weeks prior to the pregnancy. I believe for both pregnancies Angelina had a scheduled C-section as did Roberts and JLo.

  32. sparkle587 says:

    Her picking the date is not that big of a deal. I had twins and my c section was planned pretty much from the beginning and we scheduled our date about a month and a half before. A c section was necessary because I previously had fibroid surgery and the doctor would not risk a natural child birth with the scarring to my uterus. As for the date, I pretty much got to pick within the window that my doctor wanted me to deliver in (mine was between 37.5 to 38.5 weeks) — he didn’t want to risk me going into labor on my own. I chose a date that coincided with my husband’s long weekend so that we could tack on his paternity leave and a few days vacation to give him 3 weeks at home. Of course that date was always subject to change in case of emergency or fetal distress.

  33. Newbie says:

    Yeah they’re a weird couple. But they’re a weird couple that are so obviously in love and it’s hard not to get swept up in their happiness. Congrats to them.

  34. Nikki says:

    Does anyone else feel like she was pregnant forever?

  35. Scarlet Vixen says:

    My bet is picking the date. C-sections are usually scheduled for multiples. Also, every hospital I’ve ever known if you’re already in labor you first go to the emergency entrance, and they transport you to labor and delivery. So, I don’t really buy the “Nick was SO flustered he went to the wrong entrance” story. Their anniversary is obviously very special to them, so I bet Mariah chose it specifically. And I have no problem with that. I was very overdue with my babies, so my OB basically made me schedule an induction for my 2nd. She even let me schedule it for a Saturday (fortunately I went into labor that morning on my own).

    My only problem is with celebs who are pretty obviously fibbing about things when we won’t judge them for being honest. Who cares if celebs schedule deliveries? Who cares if they had twins thru in-vitro instead of naturally (*cough* J.Lo *cough*)? Please give us common folk some credit.

  36. brin says:

    @Nikki….yes! I thought she was going to give birth to teenagers.

  37. Jen says:

    @brin & @Nikki: I think it felt like she was pregnant forever because she started showing about two seconds after implantation. ;-)

  38. TXCinderella says:

    I thought of names for their twins:

    Pixie Fairy Fantasy

    Orion Celestial Moondust

    Both sound “other worldly”

  39. courtney says:

    um the pics at the Spa of them leaving were taken thursday afternoon not friday. Palos Verdes is about 250 miles due north west of Los Angeles and LA traffic isn’t bad on a thursday. just because Mariah went into labor thursday doesn’t mean the delivery was natural thers no possible way twins born vagnially are born in the same minute and same usually goes for a c-section. my dad and his younger sisnter were born 11 minutes apart granted that was in 1959 and in Mariah’s case it was necessary for medical reasons that she have a c-section it wasn’t vanity.

  40. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @scarlet vixen, “My only problem is with celebs who are pretty obviously fibbing about things when we won’t judge them for being honest. Who cares if celebs schedule deliveries? Who cares if they had twins thru in-vitro instead of naturally (*cough* J.Lo *cough*)? Please give us common folk some credit.”

    ITA. Why lie? To make us “common folk” feel bad? I for one would identify with a celeb more if she said she needed “help” conceiving (which is why I find Celene Dion so endearing). However, it’s hard to believe that all the other moms over 40 (Mariah, JLO etc) received no medical

  41. guestmom says:

    @Kim123 do you really buy that story? Those pictures are proof the whole story is made up by their PR, Nick is not alone in his Phantom to go the hospital, his mother is there too. Who the hell is going with his wife to give birth with his own mom? Lol
    After all, do we really care, twins and mommy are doing great, that’s the good news!

  42. truthzbetta says:

    I believe some of these moms are natural. Hard to know on JLO and Mariah but I believed Julia had hers naturally from her explanation.

  43. mln76 says:

    40 isn’t that old to get pregnant a friend of my grandmother had her first baby at 48 way back before IVF AND she’d been told she’d never concieve.

  44. Crystalline says:

    Well, most multiple pregnancies have scheduled c-sections. My boyfriend’s sister did, it was around his birthday. Whether or not they make it is another thing (she delivered two months early–on the weekend of her baby shower, of all the days, and it was very much a surprise since she didn’t even realize she was in labor). I doubt she would’ve endangered them by specifically choosing an early date to match their anniversary, she clearly cares a lot about this pregnancy. It probably was just a pleasant surprise.

  45. KCT says:

    I’m really happy for them. Hopefully what Nick said previously about the names not being weird will stand true. I’m betting on Tiffany and Nick Jr.

  46. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @truthzbetta, how’s my spelling today? Am I sounding more like an ivy leaguer and less like a troglodyte? ;)

  47. Isa says:

    Is being away from your doctor that big of a deal? Or is it just because she is pregnant with twins? Because I live an hour and a half away from my OBGYN.

    Also I was induced on a Friday but I knew I would give birth on a Saturday. It worked out perfectly because my dr was on call that weekend. So I think she could’ve had it scheduled on a Saturday. She certainly has the money to do so.

    40 isn’t too old to have babies naturally at all. And the chances of twins go up as you get older. But the explosion of twins in Hollywood is ridiculous!

  48. melinda says:

    @courtney- Palos Verdes is not 250 miles NW of LA. Are you thinking Paso Robles? Palos Verdes is in LA county.

  49. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @Isa, @truthzbetta and others re: having a child at 40 and twins.
    While the chances of having twins increases with age, fertility declines. Women release more eggs per cycle as they approach menopause because it’s the body’s last ditch effort to expend resources and increase the chance of conception. However, statistically, 2/3 of women over 40 struggle with infertility.
    Advancements in fertility drugs and treatments are probably the two reasons most responsible for the increase in twins, triplets, quads and higher multiple births. Fertility drugs and treatments such as invitro fertilization can bring a Mom’s chances of having twins (or more) as high as 1 in 38. Women age 35-39 only have a 5% chance of having twins (without fertility drugs); and, while it’s true one’s chances of twins increase with age, a woman of 45 still only has a 17% chance of having twins. All of this tells me that a few of these celebs over 40 have had the help of fertility drugs and or treatments. Particularly the ones with twins, since the chances of having them naturally are pretty low.

  50. courtney says:

    Jens twins were natural as they run in her family and not all women over 40 which jen wasn’t 38 yet when she had the twins need medical intervention to get pregnant some may need bed rest to stay pregnant like Sophia Loren did for both her successful pregnancies back in the day. just because Mariah used progesterone shots doesn’t mean she had IVF to conceive the twins. progesterone shots are commonly prescribed for women prone to miscarriage as Mariah unfortunately is. why would Nick’s mother e party to a lie. she adores Mariah and has said as much & for her to witness how overjoyed they were over the pregnancy and eventual arrival of the twins had to be heart warming after seeing how devastated they were after the miscarriage which isn’t a surprise

  51. theoriginalsisterkitty says:

    If we find out what time the babies were born then we can say whether it was a scheduled c-section or not. Scheduled c-sections are early morning surgeries like all others. Also, the rev. sharpton could know nick and mariah on a personal level and the renewing of vows could have been spontaneous. Its a very emotional and loving time having a baby.

  52. lisa says:


    Are Mariah and Nick under some kind of investigation.

    They had their babies. What does it matter how or when.

  53. apsutter says:

    Mariah stated publicly that she had fertility treatments to conceive. Remember, when they first were married she was pregnant but was devastated because she had a miscarriage so they fertility treatments because it was going to be hard for her to conceive naturally. But they waited a long time to announce it because she was afraid of another miscarriage.

  54. mln76 says:

    @courtney Actually Jen’s twins weren’t ‘natural’. Back when Mariah announced her pregnancy she specifically stated she didn’t use the same fertility center that JLO went to. I think Angelina’s twins are likely natural as twins run in both Brad and her family’s and according to Jon Voight her first cousin has a set of twins also.
    I have no clue about Julia Roberts twins but the chances of twins raises as a woman ages. @apsutter I believe Mariah admitted to taking fertility drugs but stated she didn’t have to get treatment.

  55. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @min76 and @apsutter, thank you for the input. I never knew either of these women were so open about their infertility issues.

    @Courtney, as discussed ad nauseum on another Mariah thread, progesterone (in order to prevent miscarriage) IS a treatment commonly prescribed to women who struggle with infertility. There is nothing shameful about needing reproductive intervention in order to conceive (my mother needed it to have me and I took clomid in order to have both of my sons).
    However, when you so vehemently deny the fact that your beloved stars have issues with their fertlity, you are making others feel like they should be ashamed of struggling with such issues themselves. If celebrities were more transparent about the issue it would help remove the stigma associated with infertility.

  56. Kim123 says:

    JLO has repeatedly denied she had any fertility issues” I would never do IVF” google it . I DK about Mariah. AJ said they never had fertility issues she was on 32 when her twins were conceived less than 18 months after conceiving Shiloh. I DK about Julia. mim 76 Provide the quote where Mariah claims JLO used a fertility center please because one of them is lying

  57. tahoegeminii says:

    let the photo oops begin!!! so how much do you think Maraih is estimating to bank on the photos for the first 6 months-you know she is already spending the cash in her head-and who ever believes that maraih actually went thru “labor” is delusional just like her and her enabling , fettish freak marriage-and can the photos at least be of her science experiments and she is either not in the picture or has clothes on for once!!! better start pimping out those babies hard Maraih no one is paying to see the old stripper lip sync tired generic nightclub music anymore and Tommy isn’t around to promote you-how ironic that after 3 years of being pregnant and 80 lbs later-2 babies weighing 10 lbs come out premature and are sitting in the incubator–better wait till they aren’t yellow and malnourished looking before you let the photographers at them-let’s see if she can wait or if her pathetic drooling after fame comes first-I wish I could bet it in Vegas-

  58. mln76 says:

    @Kim 123 she gave a statement to Billy Bush on Extra when they announced the pregnancy on the show here’s a recap from Lainey

    And then listen at the very end to Billy Bush’s telling paraphrasing about how Mimi claims she and Nick conceived – they insist they did not use IVF, and absolutely NOT the clinic that Jennifer Lopez used…

  59. jc126 says:

    Of course JLo used iVF to conceive – she talked about just praying for “one healthy baby”.
    And I have never heard of a multiple birth C section that was NOT scheduled, absent of course emergencies.
    Saw today that Mariah said both names begin with M…I’m thinking Moses and Marzipan.

  60. frankly says:

    I’m just here for the courtney.