Nick Cannon says he’s ‘broken, shattered’ after Mariah split 

While Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon may be over, Nick is still carrying a torch for his ex. The 36-year-old entertainer spoke about his relationship woes with Entertainment Tonight at the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards on Thursday night. When asked about moving on since his 2014 split with the 47-year-old chanteuse, Nick confessed, “I can’t. I’m broken. I’m shattered.”

Of course, his current emotional state is not for lack of trying to make something happen. Nick told ET “I don’t have a girlfriend. I’m always dating. Why not? I’m a single man, I’m supposed to date.” Even though Nick has yet to find someone, he has nothing but positive things to say about Mariah’s on again/off again beau, 34-year-old dancer Bryan Tanaka, saying “He’s a nice guy.”

Nick looked back fondly on his marriage to Mariah, calling it a “special time” and noted “we made some amazing children together.” That’s true, as their 6-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, are all kinds of adorable. Nick and Mariah have spent a lot of time together with the kids, sparking the occasional rumor that they may be getting back together, but I think they are just that – rumors.

#happybirthday to #demkids … again 😉 😘🐻🎉

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I never thought I’d say this but I actually miss Nick on America’s Got Talent. Tyra Banks just isn’t doing it for me. As someone who has pined for a lost love in the past, I can relate to Nick’s situation. It’s good they they can maintain a friendly relationship for the kids’ sake, but I believe that he really could do better in the romance department. Mariah seems exhausting and there’s got to be a Ms. Right for Nick out there somewhere.


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  1. CityGirl says:

    He might not have a girlfriend, but he is making babies. Can’t be that shattered.

  2. Ebon says:

    Wait i thought he cheated?? Why did they get divorced?

  3. minx says:

    Shattered all the way to the bank.

  4. HadToChangeMyName says:

    I’m guessing Nick’s departure from AGT had less to do with them trying to control his stand-up than about him not wanting to go hat-less (uncovered). Something is going on with his head.

    • Clare says:

      I was just going to ask! At first I thought the turbans were some weird style statement, but he is never pictured with his dad uncovered, is he?

      • Bella bella says:

        Doesn’t he have some kind of illness? An autoimmune illness or something? And hasn’t he had some surgeries? Maybe it’s affected his hair??

      • Norman Bates' Mother says:

        He’s got lupus. Many people with this disease suffer from skin inmflamation resulting in hairloss, rashes and sometimes discolorations of the head/face. He might be one of those people.

  5. kim says:

    They’ve been apart for quite some time and he’s just had a kid, sounds like he’s just looking for a headline

  6. magnoliarose says:

    Adorable twins. My main concern with this story and the accompanying photos is that Nick might have just outed himself as the South Florida Senior Living Turban Thief. He just wants to get back together so she can pay his legal fees and fines. He should expect a visit from Marco Rubio’s task force any moment now.

  7. detritus says:

    Corey, you just dropping hints at this crazy past life.
    Who couldn’t you get over? Did you find true love?

    I like that NIck’s wearing a tiara ands being a silly dad in those photos. Interesting about the possible autoimmune disorder, I never even contemplated that being a possible reason for the constant turban

  8. CityGirl says:

    I thought he said he was wearing them to promote cultural understanding or something like that?