I usually don’t have an opinion on Nick Cannon. I think he and Mariah Carey work in some strange way, and I’ve been vaguely surprised that they continue to make it as a couple. But I generally thing of Nick as simply one of Mariah’s accessories – like, he doesn’t have his own personality or anything, he needs Mariah to make him complete as a man and as a celebrity. I’m not saying my general feeling is right or true, just that he’s sort of bland without Her Royal Butterfly. But this interview has made me like Nick. This interview has made me think that Nick is surprisingly ballsy – because when Mariah hears about this, she’s going to be PISSED.
Nick Cannon wants to keep the number of celebrities in his household to a minimum.
The America’s Got Talent host, 30, says he will “absolutely not” let his 4½-month-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, follow in the famous footsteps of him and wife Mariah Carey.
“I just want them to strive for something greater than entertainment,” Cannon told PEOPLE backstage after Wednesday’s AGT’s season finale. “I’m one of those believers in teachers, professors, heart surgeons. That’s what I’m rooting for. If I could get a scientist, that’d be amazing.”
Even though fame isn’t the path Cannon wants his children to take, he says it’s the right road for him and Carey.
“My wife is so understanding because she’s just as busy and just as focused as I am, so it’s kind of like the perfect match,” he says. “I love my career and I love being in entertainment, so it never really feels like an occupation.”
Still, Hollywood isn’t top priority for Cannon. “Being a father and being a husband comes first,” he says.
“Everybody knows I’m obsessed with my wife,” he gushes. “I’m married to Mariah Carey. It doesn’t get better than that. I’d be an idiot to do anything wrong. I worship my wife. Have you seen my back? My back says ‘Mariah Forever.’ “
“I just want them to strive for something greater than entertainment. I’m one of those believers in teachers, professors, heart surgeons. That’s what I’m rooting for. If I could get a scientist, that’d be amazing.” I love you, Nick. That’s it – push for education. Push for science and math. Push for engineering. Do you think the whole “my kids won’t be in show business” thing will upset Mariah? I don’t actually think Mariah will push the kids into entertainment, but she’ll probably encourage their inner butterflies and such. Plus, at least one of them probably has a good singing voice, right?
And here’s that HSN video, just because.
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