Life & Style: Mariah Carey is expecting a boy & a girl (update: confirmed!)


Life & Style is “confirming” the gender(s) of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s twins. Only it’s not a “confirmation” from either Mariah or Nick, it’s just some random gossip from “a friend of the couple”. Still, I want to believe this, just because a boy and girl would mean that we still get to have fun, Mariah-style, with naming the girl. A name using some kind of variation of Princess Pinky Sparkles Glitter Kitten Sugar. Something like that. And now we get to dream of boy names too! Nick will probably put his foot down when naming the boy, though. I bet the boy gets a somewhat normal name. Like D’Hermes Nicholas Sandcastle.

“There were fan contests on Twitter about what gender they are and rumors about them being two boys or two girls — but nobody guessed this!” — MARIAH CAREY TO LIFE & STYLE ON HAVING A SON AND A DAUGHTER

Life & Style can exclusively confirm that Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon are expecting a boy—and a girl! “It’s all about pink and blue these days,” a friend of the couple tells Life & Style. “It’s truly going to be a dream come true for them. They get a son and daughter.”

And Mariah couldn’t be happier. “Even before we announced it was twins, I was trying to keep everything genderneutral because I didn’t want to impose an identity on them too soon,” Mariah tells Life & Style with a laugh. “There were fan contests on Twitter about what gender they are and rumors about them being two boys or two girls — but nobody guessed this!”

Nick first revealed in December that the couple were having twins. “In order for my wife and I to have our life, we need to be up front and I need to be able to share things with you and be real,” he said on his radio show. “I didn’t even tell my wife I was gonna do this. I’m probably gonna get yelled at for not getting permission. We’re having twins!” They’re set to welcome their bundles of joy in April. “It’s been a long journey—but a happy one,” says mom-to-be Mariah.

[From Life & Style]

Yeah, Mariah doesn’t explicitly say it’s a boy and girl, but it’s a solid guess. Meanwhile, Nick spoke to People Magazine about Mariah and food (of course!):

Eating for three would make any appetite skyrocket. With twins on the way, songbird Mariah Carey has been whipping up some delicious home-cooked meals every night, says husband Nick Cannon. Only it’s the father-to-be who’s packing on the pounds.

“Last night we had smothered pork chops, collard greens, red beans and rice and a pecan pie with homemade whipped cream,” says Cannon, 30. “She cooks it, tastes it, but instead of laying up and eating it, I end up eating it. I think she craves it, but once she cooks it and smells it then the cravings go away.”

One thing she is eating? Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal. “We have a lot of it!” says Cannon, who helped launch the new breakfast food in L.A. on Saturday.

Something else Carey, 40, has plenty of these days? Time to relax at home. With a routine consisting of swimming a few times a day and “decorating and designing” their twins’ nurseries — “We’re building nurseries in both L.A. and New York” — the comedian, who will shoot his first live stand-up special at the Palms, Las Vegas on March 5, says Carey is “extremely healthy and getting her Martha Stewart on.”

They’ve even narrowed down names for their twins. “They won’t be crazy names like Carburetor or something,” he says. “But they’re definitely unique.”

[From People]

Oh, they already have names picked out! My guess is that the names will have something to do with food, don’t you? Rasberry Marshmellow Sugar Cannon and Blueberry Cornflake Cannon.

Also – I’ll buy that Nick is putting on “sympathy pregnancy weight” too, but I don’t buy that Mariah isn’t having fun with all she can eat now.

UPDATE: Life & Style’s rep just sent me an email pointing out that this is a hard confirmation – Mariah is DEFINITELY confirming that she’s having a boy and a girl!!! I’m so happy for her, I really am.



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  1. Genevieve says:

    Good for them…I’m sure those nurseries will be pimped out!

  2. Anna says:

    You know what the worst part of this is? No matter how ludicrous the names we can come up with will be, she will do worse 😀

    I’m for Sparkly Butterfly Kitten Angel for the girl and Chocolate Dove Puppy Gold for the boy.

  3. sarah says:

    Hee! When i was pregnant with our first, i would cook and clean and bake. i would have probably one piece of whatever i baked, and that was it. My husband gained 30 pounds. I did too, but i lost it all by a a couple of weeks after the baby was born! 16 years later, my husband is still fighting his pregnancy weight!

  4. Kaboom says:

    Tweedle-Dee und Tweedle-Dumb.

  5. Courtney says:

    Um Mariah and Nick already have the names picked out and have since their first date. it’s likely boy/girl twins because they picked green as one of the Nursery colors and you wouldn’t do that if they were both the same sex like Essence magazine alleged after Nick said one of them might be a boy. why don’t we just wait and see it’s only a few more months. and it’s not like having a strange name is a new Phenomoneon in hollywood either even if it’s only a middle name Olivia Dahl’s middle name was Twenty because her birthday was April 20th 1955 or her baby sister Lucy’s middle name is their mothers last name Neal. though if the Kids don’t like their names they can always Change them when they come of age like Sophie Holloway changed her last name to Dahl when she turned 18 & Became a Model or Patti Reagan changed her last name to Davis to spite her father as her mother hypinates between Davis-Reagan.

  6. Ella says:

    Oh man these namees are making me hungry…

    And very, very curious!

  7. Ella says:

    Aw Courtney, I missed your comments! =D

  8. Kristin says:

    You know, I thought these two wouldn’t last, but I think Nick really loves her. And that makes me happy. 🙂

    If there is a baby girl, it will be Barbie-incarnate.

  9. lilred says:

    Could it be worse than Inspector Pilot or is it Pilot Inspector…gaaah like it makes a difference.

  10. bluhare says:

    Snickers and Haagen Dacz?

  11. RHONYC says:

    ooooohhh…you know JLo is:



  12. Anon says:

    I think it is Pilot Inspektor (yes, with a K).

    And I really, really, really hope she is having a boy and a girl. If you think the names will be bad.. can you imagine what the kids are going to be wearing?

  13. xxodettexx says:

    @sarah, cute story!

    glad they get one of each, very neat

  14. Jayna says:

    Aw, that’s sweet. I’m happy for them, considering they might not have any more children. They have one of each.

    I hate her hair color. I have never thought it was flattering on her. A golden brown with highlights would be so much prettier, like when she was younger.

  15. Naw, Bruh. I'm Good says:

    The babies names are Mariah and Nick in honor of their parents’ favorite singer and rapper/actor.


  16. Scarlet Vixen says:

    @Sarah: Me too! My husband took full advantage of my pregnancy cravings/nesting need to cook–he put on 25lbs. 😀

  17. susanish says:

    I don’t buy that Mariah is the one doing all this “home cooking”.

    Also this: Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal? That is a new product. Methinks Nick was paid to say that? Sad. Even random “celebrity” remarks are now commercials for something.

  18. truthSF says:

    If one of her babies is a girl, you’d know because the Hello Kitty and anything butterfly sales will be shooting through the roof.

  19. Courtney says:

    yes she is she’s never had a hired chief a trainer is another thing totally. both of them have said their kids are going to have normal names. cosmetic things like the color of her hari don’t matter it’s what’s in her heart that does. she’s going to be a doting but strict mom no nanny is sight

  20. Sigh. says:

    @ lilred —

    I believe there’s a celeb child named “Audio Science.”
    It’s a close second to Pilot, by thismuch in awfulness.

  21. Kaiser says:

    It’s on, people! Mariah is confirming that it’s a boy and a girl!

  22. Bodhi says:

    Yeah, Shannyn Sossamon named her son Audio Science, which I hate way more than Pilot Inspektor, probably because I can’t stand her & I love Jason Lee (even if he is a $cientologist). I also love Penn Gillette’s daughter’s name: Moxie Crimefighter. My husband won’t let me name the Bean anything too crazy (darn). We picked out a uncommon name, but it IS a real name… And both of our mom’s hate it, of course…

  23. Mistral says:

    Nick is a good guy. Congrats to them.

  24. Courtney says:

    um Kaiser it’s not on or celeb baby blog yet. though it’s already on her website and cbs[celebrity baby scoop} amongst others. all that matters is her and the babies are healthy and they are. so congratulations to her and Nick and receiving the greatest gift in the world beautiful healthy children

  25. Kim says:

    Nobody guessed this?? At he rage you know she underwent fertility treatments which highly increases odds of having twins so i dont think anyone is that suprised.

    Congrats to them both – very exciting =)

  26. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    What really bugs me about her pregnancy is that Mariah credits acupuncture with helping her conceive. I’m sure it may have had something to do with it, but why not own up to the invitro she most likely had? As a woman who struggled with infertility, i feel it’s people like Mariah (and others who don’t share their struggles) that make the rest of us ashamed to admit that we needed a little medical intervention in order to conceive. I know it’s not her duty to discuss her medical history, but (as a celebrity) she’s been given the platform to speak about issues like infertility (which a lot of women struggle with) and possibly remove the social stigmas associated with it.

    And before I’m questioned about why, I believe, she had invitro….Women undergoing certain fertility treatments may have a greater chance of dizygotic multiple births. This can vary depending on what types of fertility treatments are used. With in vitro fertilization (IVF), this is primarily due to the insertion of multiple embryos into the uterus. Some other treatments such as the drug Clomid can stimulate a woman to release multiple eggs, increasing the likelihood of multiples.

  27. jaye E says:

    Pilot Inspektor, Moxie Crimefighter, Jermajesty, Audio Science, Bronx Mowgli…I don’t think Mariah could do any worse than those.

  28. Camille says:

    Well good for them.

  29. Shannon says:

    @MorticiansDoItDeader – I’m thinking that it’s because she tried several in vitro treatments, but none of them worked until she started getting acupuncture. I’d say it’s less an intentional leaving info out, and more an oversight?

  30. malachais says:

    AWESOME! She is going to dress those kids up so fabulously.

  31. Courtney says:

    no she did not twins naturally occour more often in older mothers. and even if she did it doesn’t matter as long as her and the twins are healthy. porgesterone shots don’t always mean IVF was used it’s commonly given to women that are prone to miscarriages to help strengthen their uterus to carry a pregnancy. until recently she wasn’t forthcoming with things in her personal life cut her a break. not all women over 40 have to use artificial means to have children Katherine Ross didn’t and she had her daughter at 44 in september 1984. besides that IVF didn’t excist until 1973 and women have had children at or over 40 since way before that

  32. Confuzzle says:

    Courtney, you disturb me.

  33. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @Courtney, I think you’re missing the point of my post entirely. But having read many of your posts, that doesn’t surprise me. Furthermore, I have no idea why you’re introducing progesterone “shots” into this conversation. True progesterone is administered (orally or as a supository) in order to maintain pregnancy AND if one really wants to nitpick, women taking progesterone in order to maintain a pregnancy are suffering from a degree of infertility (at least that’s what my reproductive endocrinologist says). Also, twins are more common in women
    between the ages of 30 and 40 who have had prior successful pregnancies. Her age, having no previous live births and her semi-admission of having some
    problems leads me to believe there was, in fact, medical intervention.

    @confuzzle, you read my mind!

    @Shannon, could be. I really don’t doubt acupuncture CONTRIBUTED, just don’t think we’re getting the entire story.

  34. filthycute says:

    LOL @ Carburetor.

  35. Isa says:

    I know that a woman’s chance of having twins goes up with age, but I have a difficult time believing that all these celebrities are having them without fertility drugs. Especially since most of them seem to be fratnal twins. I get that it’s their own business, but I feel like some of them are lying. And why would fertility treatments be something you’d want to hide after they’ve worked?

  36. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @Isa. ITA. Twins account for roughly 3.22% of the population. Yet in the celebrity population the percentage is disportionately high. Also, after the invention of invitro, twin births rose 52%! The numbers don’t lie. At least SOME of them have had fertility treatments and aren’t owning up to it.

  37. Isa says:

    Yup! It’s crazy how twin births have increased over the years. But the chances for identical twins stay the same!
    I know it’s possible. Anything’s possible. But it just seems to me like SOMEONE isn’t telling the truth.

    As much as I love her, I don’t believe Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt when they said they didn’t use fertility drugs.

  38. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @Isa. Opening up a can of worms here, but I suspected the same. I just don’t get the shame associated with fertility treatments. It doesn’t make someone less beautiful, desirable, or feminine/masculine if a person needs a little help in the fertility department. If it weren’t for clomid I wouldn’t have my beautiful little boy and baby boy number two on the way!

  39. Courtney says:

    shut up what I said is true. and I yes some stars that have had twins lately have used in -vitro but usually after one los unexplained the doctor doesn’t recomend that. Mariah is not a liar she’s just a private person there’s a difference. give her a break given her previous history doesn’t neccessarily mean she used IVF

  40. nnn says:

    I like Mariah. Apart from her little nervous breakdown, she has lived a rather decent life and didn’t jump from bed to bed.

    She was huge for a decade and could have gone worst as she was yound. And she is still there after 20 years.

    I also like that she is taking care of her nephews and doesn’t talk too much about her tragic background, meaning family.

    Anyway, congrats to Nick and to her.

  41. Melinda says:

    @ Isa & Morticians do it deader- I cosign.

  42. Sisi says:

    If she has used IVF, then she might not feel like talking about that yet. Maybe after the kids are born or in a few years.

  43. embertine says:

    I’m a little puzzled why a green nursery means they’re having one of each – if I was going to have a kid or kids, regardless of sex, my nursery would be green. WITH DINOSAURS. FUCK YEAH.

    P.S. Acupuncture –> babies = BOLLOCKS. It’s coincidence of timing and she’s suffering from conformation bias. The human brain is a strange place.

  44. Maud says:

    I wasn’t aware that there was any shame associated with fertility treatment(s). Many, many women use such treatments to help with conceiving the conception. (Sorry, couldn’t resist) Perhaps some women just prefer to keep the details private. This is a TMI age we live in!

  45. Maritza says:

    Good for them! A boy and a girl, how lucky are they? Those kids will be spoiled rotten!

  46. mel says:

    If I recall Mariah took advice from Celine Dionne who did acupuncture to help her conceive her twins.

    As far as names maybe Romeo and Juliet would signify their love for each other.

  47. Zenobia says:

    I do find the celebrity twins thing vaguely creepy, although I know the odds are higher with fertility treatments. Think what the world will look like in twenty years: a whole generation of identical celebutantes.

  48. samihami says:

    But Courtney, what would Paul Newman say about you being so rude, telling someone to “shut up?” Would JoAnne Woodward approve?

    I think not.

  49. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @samihami LMAO

  50. Courtney says:

    it’s called being deovted and he understood those type of fans well. some people fraternal twins actually run in their families so their at higher risk of having them weather they used fertility treatment or not and that could be the case with Mariah you never know. and besides that Fraternal twins usually skip at least a generation for example my dad & his younger sister Barbara are frat twins and neither of them had twins so me or one of her daughters probably will at some point.

  51. Bodhi says:

    @samihami ROTFL Thank you. I seriously need a laugh this AM

  52. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @Maud, there us definitely a social stigma surrounding infertility. There’s a great article about it in Psychology Today called “Infertility: Pain, Blame, and Shame” (Published on September 27, 2010). If you’re interested, you can google it.

  53. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Also “Shame, infertility, and why we shouldn’t feel that way anymore” December 16th, 2010 by Lisa Rouff.

  54. Isa says:

    I understand some women might want to keep details silent. Especially while they are undergoing the treatments or are awaiting their arrivals.

    It just seems to me that some celebrities are straight up lying and that make it seem as if there’s something wrong with having fertility treatments. Too many celebrities are popping up with twins as if it was magic! Plenty of couples go through it every year and I don’t think it’s something to be ashamed of.

    The silence after having children bugs me. I understand it’s their business and not mine, but still it bugs.

    Courtney-Do not tell people to shut up. This is a blog where we post our opinions and yours is no better than anyone else’s. You’re entitled to have a different one but don’t tell others to shut up.

    samihami- ROFL. Thank you! 🙂

  55. fwozbo says:

    I have a friend that tried for years to have children and then suddenly she had twins. She was silent about what happened. One day she did say that the doctor possibly opened up her tubes better but I still think she is not telling the truth about the drugs. It’s sad but people still feel ashamed.

  56. the original bellaluna says:

    Yeah, IVF will do that to you. But you know what? THERE IS NO SHAME IN STRUGGLING WITH INFERTILITY! It is what it is. Some of us are made for carrying/birthing babies; some of us are not.

    I CANNOT IMAGINE NOT HAVING MY CHILDREN. I had 2 at a very young age (with my former), and after that: nothing. (We thought I couldn’t have babies, after 9 years together.) Qu’elle suprise!! We had our little one, a little over a year-and-a-half ago.

    I would do whatever I had to have babies. I’ve wanted 4 kids since I was 6 years old. Good on them, and anyone else who is/has struggled with infertility. I support you wholeheartedly. Enjoy your babies; they grow so fast!

  57. the original bellaluna says:

    EDIT: Quantifier: DO NOT HAVE BABIES JUST FOR THE SAKE OF HAVING BABIES. Have babies to shower them with love; to watch them grow into fully-functioning adults; to adore them. Babies aren’t accessories or status symbols; babies are hard work, and worth every second.

  58. Congradulations To You Both,Mariah&Nick! You Lost A Child & Now You Are Being Blessed With 2!! Praise God.

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