Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are renewing their vows in Paris: suspicious?

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have been married for about four years now, and let’s be perfectly honest and admit that most of us didn’t think it would ever last this long, right? Instead, the couple has gone on to become parents to twins Monroe and Moroccan last year, and has perservered through Nick’s recent hospitalization for kidney trouble (even though Mariah sort of did make it all about her). Other than that, they outwardly seem like a devoted married couple and want to show the world just how in love they are, so Mariah and Nick have announced that they are travelling to Paris to renew their marriage vows on Friday. Bad omen?

Mariah Carey Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon are to renew their wedding vows in Paris this week.

The couple are to celebrate four years of marriage at a romantic hotel with the Eiffel Tower as the backdrop on Friday evening.

While they surprised fans by tying the knot in an intimate ceremony back in 2008, Mariah and Nick have opted for a far more public celebration this time round, inviting the press to capture the romantic moment.

The couple will greet media at La Maison Blanche hotel in the romantic city following their vow renewals.

The singing superstar and America’s Got Talent host wed in secret at a private resort in the Bahamas on April 30, 2008.

They had known each other for only a month after meeting on the set of her music video, and have defied critics with their lasting and clearly devoted relationship.

At the time, the “Heartbreaker” singer said: “We really do feel we are soulmates. I never felt a love like this was in the cards for me.’

Their twins Moroccan and Monroe were born on their third wedding anniversary last year.

So with the babies turning one on Monday, the extravagant family are set for a double celebration.

Nick said they had something special planned while speaking told People magazine last week. “We’re taking a break,” he said. “It’s going to be exciting. We’re doing something special and something unique.”

It has been a trying few months for the couple, with Nick suffering kidney failure earlier this year.

[From Daily Mail]

While this story seems touching at first, doesn’t the notion of “renewing vows” remind one of … Heidi Klum and Seal? And even if this is an action that Mariah and Nick feel they need to maintain their rock-solid love, why bother announcing it to the world beforehand or evan at all? It just smacks of strangeness to have to expend so much energy on outwardly maintaining a happy marriage, and it makes me wonder whether they are (like nearly every couple) having problems behind closed doors. I can buy that the twins (despite the nannies and the associated diamond showers) have possibly put some stress on the marriage (which is normal), and Nick’s recent health woes may have caused some strain as well. Renewing wedding vows won’t fix those problems, and neither will a public declaration. All they can do is ride these problems out, and hopefully they will. I like Mariah and Nick as a couple, and I’m hoping that the renewal of vows isn’t a bad sign but maybe just a diva stunt.

Mariah Carey Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey Nick Cannon

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  1. Gene Parmesan says:

    I like them together. They have never been too private with their ish. maybe that’s why they announce it? however weird. I just hope they are not Heidi and Seal 2.0, which reminds me didn’t Fergie and josh renew their vows after the stripper debacle…mm

  2. Maguita says:

    She bought the fairy-tale marriage, so why not the fairy-tale’s many upcoming vow renewals. She can afford those too. Not that there’s anything wrong with it.

    May I add the names of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee to the list of couples who kept on renewing their vows?

  3. Ravensdaughter says:

    I’m pulling for them. Mimi would have to be pretty cold to leave her man while he is battling lupus.

  4. Agnes says:

    i think it’s just mariah needing some attention and wanting to show off her weight loss. i like them together, i hope they last. 🙂

    • biteme says:

      i cosign this

      • judyjudy says:

        I think so, too. I sense it’s just a way to buy stuff and roll around in their own luxury for everyone to see.

      • autumndaze says:

        Agreed. It is the attention-seeker diva in Mariah who would really enjoy this……I hope they aren’t having trouble, I like them as a couple, too. ;0)

  5. lilibet says:

    I may be thinking of another couple but I’m sure that these two have renewed their vows on each wedding anniversary so far.

    I guess it’s sweet but I go by what my Mum says about her and my Dad “I meant my vows when I made them 43yrs ago so why do I need to repeat them?”…enough said!

    • Happy21 says:

      I was just going to post this. They have renewed their vows every year and this year their twins turn one. If you have the money and the ability I say go for it.

  6. SolitaryAngel says:

    Nick has lupus?!?! Oh NO. =(

  7. Darlene says:

    I think his health is poor and they want to celebrate their love. I worry he’s going to die and their love story will end tragically. 🙁 He looks so tired in these photos.

    • jano1981 says:

      I pretty much agree.

    • Bellachai says:

      I hope what you said Darlene is not true but I agree something is up. It is like they want to make the best of the time they have. At first I just thought it was a celebration of them surviving a tough year and making it public as a thank you to their fans…I hope it is that.

    • anon33 says:

      That is sadly exactly what I thought as well :(.

    • skuddles says:

      I hate to say it but that thought crossed my mind as well…. more so than the thought of them trying to stave off splitsville.

    • Cinderella says:

      I was thinking he is ill, too. That would be awful for everyone in his life. Get better Nick.

  8. HotPockets says:

    People who renew their vows are trying to remind themselves why they ever got married in the first place, so that should say something. The only people I know who have done this are the ones who had/still have marriage issues. I guess on a large scale, every marriage has problems, but some are irreconcilable.

  9. brin says:

    It just seems pointless imo…if your marriage is strong, it’s not necessary and if it’s not, renewing your vows won’t change anything. But I do wish them well, especially for the babies’sakes.

  10. SofiaPetrillo says:

    I don’t know, I don’t think that renewing vows always has to be a couple putting a bandaid on marital woes. They, especially Mariah, both seem to have enough narcissism to be the type to celebrate themselves (and, of course, their TRUE LOVE), in good times or bad.

  11. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    I’m not sure what one poster was infering but I just have to say in defense of Nick, though he might not be on Mariah’s level of wealth, he is wealthy in his own right and was so long before Mariah and even after he lost his fortune the first time. He has always worked and done his own thing. He doesn’t need to sponge off Mariah and I wish people would not say that about him.

    I’m not a stsn but I do like these and I well, I do stan for Mimi. I only stan for theg greats! I’m hooping there is no trouble in paradise but with Jenny and P-Fach breaking up, man I just can’t believe anyone is happily married anymore in the business.

  12. teehee says:

    I agree that renewing vows in order to fix or improve things is useless; but, I dont agree that some people dont like it at all. If a relationship is happy, you naturally want to take every chance to celebrate it and enjoy your time together– so what better way to show how happy you still are, than by throwing another romantic vow renewal ceremony and party? Its just like you would enjoy holidays and vacations together as a happy couple- so why not anniversaries, and this? I am the type of woman that would want my relatinship to be so happy, that we both want to throw a party every year, too 😀 😀

  13. Khalesi says:

    Strangely, I like these 2 together. I really hope he’s able to keep the immune-mediated disorder in check and can enjoy his lovely kids

  14. LeeLoo says:

    I’m not a huge Mariah fan but I got to defend them on this one. I think with his health scares played a huge reason for the reasoning behind this. This is the first time they have renewed their vows in 4 years. Heidi and Seal renewed theirs every year. They’ve had a pretty crazy year and he’s had some scary health issues pop up. They are way less obnoxious than Heidi Klum is.

  15. Nashville Girl says:

    Publicity stunt – nothing more; nothing less.

  16. Listerino says:

    I am not a Mariah fan but I love these two crazy love birds together and hope they make it.
    I am pretty sure Nick’s health has been pretty bad to the extent that it wasn’t looking good for him for a while and he’s still not out of the woods so I would not be surprised if his health was the main reason they want to do this.

  17. Jayna says:

    I think it’s poor health that sparked this, so is genuine. But they do seem to be capitalizing on the renewal festivities.

  18. Laura says:

    I’m always suspicious when couples renew their vows. It seems like they’re trying to prove something.

  19. Tiffany says:

    I remember seeing their wedding photos in People and thinking, ‘They were dating.’ I believed that he genuinelly loved her and jump on the marriage right away. And she for the first time was with someone who just thought the world of her.She has been open about her relationships with men and still seemed hesitant with Nick but the birth of dem babies and his health scare really can put some things in prespective. This couple is the one you want to root for.

  20. Amanda G says:

    Of course they invited the press! It’s always all about Mariah! I think renewing vows is the kiss of death in celeb world. I give them a year..

  21. Lizzie says:

    I could see some people using the vow renewal as a bandaid over marital woes, but placing all couples who do it in the same category is a little disheartening. My hubby & I decided to renew them next year, mostly because the year we were married I had just lost a family member. Truly at the time I felt there was no way I was having a wedding without them, plus it just didn’t seem right. Still, I always long for that small celebration of our love, and who doesn’t love wedding pictures. For years I said I wouldn’t renew them, mostly because I didn’t want people to assume we were trying to cover something up, or have to feel obligated to explain why we are doing it just to avoid the stigma. Recently my husband told me that what negative comments everybody else had didn’t matter, what mattered was how we felt that day, and if they wanted to show up great and if not great.

    Having said that, I’m going to wish Mariah & Nick a great day, & celebrate their attempt to either continue their love or renew it. The hopeless romantic in me lives on 😉

  22. Nev says:

    love them and dem babies!!!

  23. Jbaby says:

    Not to be one of those crazy fans or anything but Mariah and Nick have renewed their vows every year since they’ve been married. Also if it were a diva stunt it would be more obvious and over the top- like her HSN appearances

  24. original kate says:

    when famous couples renew their vows and/or star in a reality show it’s the kiss of death.

  25. db says:

    I’m embarrassed to admit knowing this… but it was pamela anderson and Kid Rock who kept getting married….

    • skuddles says:

      Ha ha, no worries db, I totally remember that too. The second they stopped getting married (was it like 8 times??) they split up and hated each other’s guts. Ah love eh? 😀

  26. Chrissy says:

    To add to the list: Kate and Jon Gosselin had a special show where they renewed their vows, I think in Hawaii. Of course, that was for tv and money. On another note, Celine Dion and her husband did, I think (although maybe it was a second wedding ceremony, not sure) but either way they are still together.

    • wunder says:

      Not to mention the Real Housewives!

      Vicki and Don did it and split.

      And now looks like Teresa and Joe Giudice will do it this season.
      Expecting them to part ways since Joe doesn’t seem all that interested in his wife.

      There are rumors that he’s had MANY affairs, including one way back with Melissa.

  27. wunder says:

    Usually ‘Vow Renewal’ = ‘Divorce’.

    I really hope this is NOT the case!!!!

    That would be too aweful. I hope it’s just a publicity stunt.