Could Mariah Carey’s fears about husband Nick destroy their marriage?


Mariah Carey seems really out of sorts since the birth of her twins, Monroe and Moroccan, with husband Nick Cannon. One only need to witness a few minutes of her recent HSN appearance to see the evidence of said loopiness. It’s not entirely Mariah’s fault, of course. As we recently from Tilda Swinton, the reality of becoming a mother is such a huge adjustment, and Mariah (being Mariah) probably romanticized the experience so much in her head that she thought babies arrived with translucent butterfly wings and pooped an endless stream of glitter. If you factor in post-pregnancy hormones and all of the associated “feeling fat” aspects of new motherhood, it’s enough to drive a girl more than a little bit batty. And, if this story from The Enquirer is to be believed, Mariah might also be feeling quite paranoid about her husband Nick Cannon’s marital loyalty:

A devastating cheating secret is threating to destroy the marriage of new parents Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, say insiders.

Insiders say the 42-year-old diva fears that Nick — who earned a reputation as a womanizer before marrying Mariah — might be secretly angling to hook up with beautiful 27-year-old “America’s Got Talent” competitor Lys Agnes.

Mariah and Nick, the 30-year-old host of the popular NBC talent show, ahve been plagued by reports of disagreements have have rocked their three-year marriage.

What’s more, pals say the singer is “still feeling insecure about her excess baby weight” after giving birth to the couple’s twins on April 30, and she is “almost beside herself with worry that Nick could stray,” revealed an insider.

“I think she fears Nick’s wandering eye — once a cheater, always a cheater — and she zeroes in on his infatuation with gorgeous Lys.

“Nick Raves about her constantly and talks about the fact that Lys’ voice is nearly as beautiful as hers. He makes comments about how Lys reminds him of a young Mariah. Meanwhile, Mariah’s struggling to shed her baby weight. She feels unattractive and needs more TLC from Nick. But it’s as if he’s too caught up in Lys and his show to even notice!”

Lys, who currently works in retail, quit singing for two years after her fiance was tragically killed in a car accident. But now she’s become an “America’s Got Talent” favorite, performing soaring versions of opera classics.

Nick seems to be the Denver-based beauty’s biggest fan.

“I think Mariah has always been uncomfortable with his Lothario reputation and worries more than ever that he might be tempted into the arms of another woman.”

Mariah’s fear over Nick’s attraction to Lys comes at a terrible time — when pressures on the married couple’s relationship are mounting, say insiders.

“Mariah and Nick seem to be struggling under a mountain of problems,” said the close source.

“They’re both adjusting to the demands of new parenthood – and Nick’s escape from all the stress is his work. Meanwhile, I think Mariah is feeling old and overweight, and she’s almost consumed with fears that Nick isn’t as interested in her as he once was. Their once-fairytale romance is in danger of unraveling because of Mariah’s fears and insecurities.”

[From Enquirer, print edition, August 22, 2010]

A lot of this story sounds like made-up garbage, for only a true schmuck would tell his wife about the so-called “younger version of herself” (like, say, Chris Martin). Although Nick does indeed have a past reputation of being a ladies man, I have a hunch that he’s quite infatuated with his new role as father and husband. Furthermore, he really seems to worship the notoriously carpeted ground that Mariah walks upon and would probably swim through shark-infested waters just to bring her a bottle of Pellegrino.


After all, for the past three years, Nick has acted as if he hit the jackpot when he found Mariah, and I’m not even intentionally referring to her bank account, but there’s also that unavoidable consideration as well. Does anyone really think he’d give all of that up (and probably his twins too) just for a go at this? I don’t think so.


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  1. Marna says:

    No way, no how Nick Cannon is giving up all that cash. Sure, he may have a side piece but he is never going to leave the cash cow. Yes, he makes more than an adequate living on his own but his salary doesn’t even come close to touching a fraction of MC’s cashola.

  2. original kate says:

    1. any woman who romanticizes motherhood and/or marriage is an idiot

    2. any man who cheats on his wife because she gained weight birthing his child is an asshole

    3. what exactly does nick cannon do, besides carry mariah’s umbrella?

  3. Mari says:

    @Original Kate- Laugh of the Day award goes to you, my friend!

  4. mew says:

    Gotta carry the umbrella, the money ain’t coming for nothing! :D

  5. lem says:

    imho, read this and thought this agnes chick was behind the whole thing. like maybe she threw herself at cannon and he rejected her? and these claims were her response…its too complimentary of agnes while simultaneously being a backhand to carey designed to get cannon in trouble.

  6. sandy #1 says:

    nick may not make as much as his wife, but he is not doing so bad on his own, he is involved with a lot of different projects besides being a host of AGT, stand up comedian to name a few, his own dance/touring groups etc. he’s holding it down on his own, but he loves his wife, so, no worries.

  7. Hautie says:

    Nick Cannon works all the time. Seriously. He has his own cash. And by marrying Mariah he got even more opportunities to make even more cash.

    And I don’t believe for one moment he is about to leave Mariah. He has serious hustle and not about to screw it over for some strange.

    Plus Mariah has been walking around with the extra weight for years now. He obviously has no issue’s with it. And he does act like he won the Lottery.

  8. HotPockets says:

    Mariah has always fluctuated her weight and never seemed to concern about it, doubt the weight is an issue. I think her being insane is the issue.

  9. JaNa'e says:

    i think people underestimate nicks worth, admittedly he may not be as wealthy as mariah.

    he is co-president of teen nick. he cohosts a show, has a record label and numerous investments.

    if there was anything that would turn him off, it wouldnt be mariahs body. it would be the fact that she’s a second away from being ape-shit crazy.

  10. islandwalker says:

    I call BS on this story. Just some chick trying to get attention and make a fast buck. Everytime I’ve heard him talk about his wife, be beams. He seems to really love her and she him. They seem to work together.

  11. Mikunda says:

    wow, this girl is so beautiful ad she CAN sing!

  12. curleque says:

    I can totally see him saying that she is a younger version of his wife TO his wife, thinking it was a compliment but not realizing a woman–especially Mariah–would not think so.

    Most men say similar idiotic and inappropriate things and not realize it until they see a frying pan fly past their head… and sometimes even then they don’t.

  13. Ramona Q says:

    She is a beautiful 42 year old woman, especially her face – I don’t see any fillers – I think that’s all natural.

    Ya know why?

    Because she has fat on her body, so her face looks round and youthful.

    Take note Jen Aniston, Cam Diaz, etc. – you skinny hos think you have to inject your wrinkles – just gain 10 pounds you idiots!

  14. Bonfire Beach says:

    I like Nick & Mimi together. The only thing that bothers me is his prepubescent 8th grade mustache.

  15. CG says:

    I read “Could Mariah Carey’s fears about husband Nick destroy their marriage?” and my immediate thought was, “No, her giant ego could destroy their marriage!” :)

  16. Kitty_Cal says:

    Ya know it took a moment of looking at her to appreciate Lys Agnes’ beauty. And now each time I see her and hear her voice I think she is that much more lovely. But will Nick cheat on Mariah for her? I seriously doubt it.

  17. Bodhi says:

    I think that every pregnant woman romanticizes motherhood, at least to some extent. I prepared in every way that I could for the arrival of my son (he was 3 months old yesterday!) & while I technically knew the ins & outs of being a mommy (diapers, feeding, no sleep, etc) it was & still is overwhelming at times. I imagine that a lot of women feel the same way, especially those who have 2 at a time.

    And ugh, yes it takes 9+ months to gain all the weight & will obviously take time to lose it, its still upsetting to look in the mirror & see the post-baby body. Postpartum shopping is the most depressing thing ever

  18. Wilz says:

    I don’t buy it. In everything I’ve seen them in, he just seems way too into her (not necessarily her money).

  19. Nikki Girl says:

    I don’t totally buy this story. However, sorry to be bitchy, but Mariah had gained a lot of weight even before she got pregnant, so her insecurities about her weight are pretty believable. Homegirl hasn’t been skinny for a long time, and after giving birth to twins, I’m sure she’s fairly heavy. And no I don’t feel bad saying this because I’ve never liked this woman, I think she’s bitchy, snotty, and unintelligent. I agree Nick thinks he won the “jackpot” by marrying her, I remember seeing a picture of him when they got married and you could practically see the dollar signs in his eyes!

  20. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Great post Ramona Q. Mariah looks younger than some of the ones twenty years her junior, I hope she keeps her self confidence and doesn’t go all skinny minny.

  21. april says:

    I really like both of them and hope they last forever.

  22. jasmine says:

    im gonna have to say that Nick cheating is a bit of a stretch. i dnt care for her since ive grown up but shes freakin Mariah Carey. he’s be a complete fool to even think of cheating!!!

  23. jemshoes says:

    I don’t know, I just want this marriage to work out, mostly because I like Nick for adoring Mariah so much (and it seems genuine). And for all her money, fame and purported diva behaviour, it does seem as if Mariah needs and wants a stable, secure family life.

    And if ordinary, non-celebrity women fall into the trap of romanticising motherhood (especially pregnancy and childbirth), imagine what an adjustment / reality check a pampered celebrity like Mariah would go through even with hired help, etc.

  24. coucou says:

    If there was any truth to this, which there isn’t, it would just be a ruse so she could drop Nick as a disposable baby daddy. Kinda like J-Lo. Their careers always come first, and the men and the kids are the props on the set. They could take notes from Gwen. Of course, i hope i’m wrong.

  25. Lindy says:

    Dear Mariah,
    Please go away for ten minutes. Gah.

  26. Peachiz says:

    Why is there always so much negativity? I agree that men usually follow the directives from the “wrong head” not realizing that it’s actually brain dead…BUT, Nick seem to be realtivly smart, and hopefully honorable. I suppose I’m the hopeless romantic and want the marriage to last. The problem with Jennifer and Marc was his Latin and at the same time “Napoleonic” complex ruling the roost, until she gathered her wits again and went where she should – away from his jealous Latino way, that would never have gone away. Their ‘story’ was a different animal that the Mariah and Nick deal.

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  29. cyndi berger says:

    darling mariah
    go f–k ur sexy bodyguard

  30. cyndi berger says:

    sweet mariah
    no worries u can have any man
    u are sexy sweet beautifull and cute
    intelligent and suc6full and talented and s whole
    lot mote

  31. cyndi berger says:

    Nick adores Mariah and the oter way around
    its so sad people make up stoopid stories
    Nick would never cheat on MC that is so insulting
    Nick is a good Jehova,s witness guy like Mariah he has
    a good soul and he loves god
    so please people stop with the gossip and leave
    family Cannon alone thank u much