Nick Cannon welcomes his seventh child, his fourth this year, son Zen

A decade ago, who knew that Nick Cannon would become a baby making machine? Not me. Nick has had four children in the past year from three different women. Three of the four were born in the past month and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Nick’s girlfriend, Alyssa Scott, announced the birth of their son, Zen, in an Instagram post. Zen is Nick’s seventh child. Yes, you read that correctly, seventh. It seems Nick is trying to have all the kids because he believes he will die young. Anyways, a few highlights on the announcement via People:

“I will love you for eternity,” she captioned a trio of black-and-white snaps, two of which showed her cradling the newborn in her arms. Alongside the post she also shared that she welcomed her son on June 23.

On her Instagram Story she also shared a sweet mother-son photo, which she captioned with the newborn’s name, Zen, alongside a heart emoji.

This would be Cannon’s fourth baby in a year.

[From People]

I would like to congratulate the couple, but ya’ll this is excessive. What the heck happened to Nick in the last few years? He went from this sweet sort of corny guy to having four kids in a year. The world has gone crazy. Why are these women ok with having children for Nick? Furthermore, how will Nick spread his energy between seven kids from four different mothers? Will he be able to be a good father to them? Nick is just being absolutely messy. Especially since he got his latest set of twins’ mother pregnant while his previous baby mama was pregnant AND it would seem he got Alyssa pregnant at the same time as everyone else. Don’t these people believe in contraceptives? Anyways, I gots nothing. I wish them well. I hope Nick can live long for his many children. Not that anyone asked, but I wonder what Mariah thinks of this?

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  1. Millennial says:

    I know he has some of his own money, but enough for 3~ child support checks every month? I definitely wonder what Mariah thinks, especially if she’s sending him money every month.

    • You Know Me says:

      He’s worth $30million – I’m sure he isn’t too worried about Mariah’s money. He’s set on his own.

      • GirlMonday says:

        Girl, that $30 mil was Mariah’s money, lol

      • You Know Me says:

        Nope. I know people don’t want to admit Nick makes his own paper….but he does and he’s been getting his own paper since he was about 13 years old. I know it’s very difficult to admit but it’s true. Sorry, but he ain’t broke & Mariah ain’t paying him any of her paper.

      • Lex says:

        Lol… “paper”? Really?

  2. Yup, Me says:

    So messy. And I thought lupus (and many other autoimmune illnesses) were exacerbated by stress? It seems like working constantly to financially care for 7 kids would be the kind of stress that he would want to avoid.

    And his kids have some ridiculous names. He’s a clown show right now. Him and his community d!ck.

  3. Noki says:

    I am sure Mariah thinks this is beyond gauche.

    • alwaysannarun says:

      I’d be surprised if she noticed. She’s pretty self-centered.

      • tealily says:

        I dunno, I’d imagine her to expect him to still give the kids attention. This is going to cut into his fathering time for Monroe and Moroccan.

    • AnonyCat says:

      I am a major Lamb. I think that she does think this is gauche. She didn’t post him for father’s day (lol). She posted her Dad.

      It is kinda sad because in her memoir, she says that one of the appeals of co-parenting with Nick is that she wanted to show her kids that your parents can still be in the same room for the major celebrations, and that even if they aren’t together, you can still be loved.

      She is also a child of divorced parents and her parents’ dynamic was so toxic that she was surprised to see that there are healthy relationships within mixed families.

      And no, I don’t think she is so self-absorbed that she hasn’t noticed. But I don’t think she will comment on it publicly.

  4. Angie says:

    He’s a trifling HO. And during a pandemic. SMH.

  5. Lili says:

    i just googled it the life expectancy for people with Lupus is 81 so, he has a chance to live a long life. he is being very messy, i can’t even keep the order of the babies right in my head. i hope Mariah isnt paying him alimony.

  6. Tash says:

    Utter mess that man.
    Made me think of this tweet – I howled!

  7. MsIam says:

    Wow, so disappointed in Nick. I remember him from that Nickelodeon show my kids used to love, never thought he would be this messy. And wow, I thought the woman he had twins with was his fiance? Wonder what she thinks of this? Maybe they have some kind of arrangement, like Sister Wives, lol.

  8. Angel says:

    This is embarrassing for everyone involved. How are they going to explain this to the kids when they are old enough to understand ?

    • teehee says:

      Its only embarrassing to the kids if you teach them its supposed to be embarrassing…. be careful about that. I’m only pointing out that caveat 😉

  9. Truthiness says:

    She looks gorgeous. When I had a baby it never occured to me to have baby pictures done in what looks like an elegant black backless evening dress.

    • Delphine says:

      She does look beautiful. I would’ve popped out of that dress like a giant sausage right after I gave birth.

  10. The Artist Formerly Known as Valiantly Varnished says:

    He needs to be stopped. He’s a menace.

  11. HeatherC says:

    He reminds me of John Stamos’s character from Law and Order SVU, the serial impregnator.

    My BF has a far more sinister theory: he’s creating kidney donors, just in case

    • Sunday says:

      Oh wow, you nailed it. It’s definitely so he has organ options down the line if he needs them.

      Otherwise, it makes no sense to have as many children as possible because you’re worried about your legacy and what you’ll leave behind if you die young. Wouldn’t he want to make impactful, lifelong memories with the children he already has? Quality, not quantity?

    • lunchcoma says:

      If that is a motive, it’s a terrible plan! Kidneys aren’t as hard to match as stem cells/bone marrow. The bigger difficulty is finding someone who’s willing to go through the more difficult donation process, and having a bunch of kids who don’t necessarily like you very much doesn’t solve that problem.

      • fluffy_bunny says:

        I have a family friend whose husband’s dad needed a kidney and they asked him and he wouldn’t even get tested to see if he was a match.

  12. cassandra says:

    This seems almost fetish-y on his part? 4 kids in a year is obviously a choice and not a bunch of “whoops” unplanned pregnancies.

  13. Bryn says:

    This is gross. Hes gross. I dont get the thought process of having all the kids if you think you die young. No way any of these kids are gonna have a meaningful relationship with all the babies. As for the moms, I hope none of them got herpes or something. I also hope this isn’t like having a baby for a support check or for an accessory.

  14. Locamocha says:

    In the article linked about dying young he is quoted saying something like why wear condoms when you know you’re going to die. It all makes sense. Yikes. Seriously though, what does he even do anymore that he can support 7 kids?!

    • ME says:

      So he does’t give a damn about these children growing up fatherless? That just proves he doesn’t believe a father plays much of a role in a child’s life. He’s insane. Not to mention all that unprotected intercourse he had…I guess he does’t care about HIV and hundreds of other STD’s and STI’s either. He seems to be deep into some religious or spiritual sh*t that has him messed up. The women are ok with it because of the money involved…child support and/or inheritance money for their kids.

  15. ce says:

    You can spread an STI much easier than you can get a person pregnant!!!!

    • GrnieWnie says:

      that’s what I’m thinking! Why is this man having so much unprotected sex with women? And there’s no way he can show up meaningfully in the lives of all of his children (in all different places).

      And why are these women having unprotected sex without contraception? I get that some women want to get pregnant by somebody rich and famous but…even when he’s sleeping without protection with other people??

  16. Prairiegirl says:

    Die young? He’s gonna die broke, lol.

  17. Miss Margo says:

    I mean, hes got money. And he’s going to take care of those babies. He’ll pay child support. Y’all, this pandemic messed a lot of people up. Maybe this is how he’s dealing with that trauma?

    • Ann says:

      I think you should reassess your perspective. You just basically said it’s OK to use procreation as a coping mechanism.

    • Maria says:

      Bringing several new babies into the world is absolutely not a healthy or acceptable way to deal with trauma.
      Fathering is about more than money, too.

      • ME says:

        Not only that, but 4 of those babies were born in the past year…during a PANDEMIC. Who cares about the over-worked health care workers, let’s keep having babies ! Moron.

  18. agnes says:

    One word: Vasectomie.

  19. Maureen says:

    Oh my god. I love this topic so much. It’s just so ridiculous, I need more details.

    I mean the baby making also went down when covid was going down. Like was he making offspring with masks on and no condom, was he taking two weeks off from not seeing his 3 original kids after creating their siblings. Or was he carelessly bed hopping potentially spreading numerous viruses and diseases?

    One of these ladies has GOT to spill.

  20. Radioactive says:

    Well congrats to him on being the first graduate of Future’s School of Community Peen.


  21. lunchcoma says:

    However this came about, it’s pretty messy. Having a big family or having kids with several different partners is one thing, but it’s hard to be even a part-time parent to that many children at the same stage of development.

  22. Case says:

    Four kids in one year is gross. Men are seriously concerned about policing women’s right to choose when this sh!t is happening?

  23. Pamspam says:

    I spent most of the past year alone and isolated and afraid to “mingle” during this pandemic, and he’s out there slinging his dong around and making babies. Crazy.

  24. lucy2 says:

    This situation is quite gross.
    Hope all the children are loved and well cared for. Someday they’re all going to realize why they’re roughly the same age, and it’s going to be weird.

  25. tealily says:

    He seemed like such a “family man” fairly young (in celebrity male time) when he married Mariah. Wtf is going on? It’s like he’s gone off the rails.

  26. Delphine says:

    He and Hilary Baldwin seem to be suffering from the same mental illness when it comes to having babies, I mean he and Alec are tied at 7. I’m not saying it’s wrong to have a large family, but having so many so close together seems a bit much.

    • JJ says:

      Imagine if he and Hilaria were to get together – the number of children, the names!

    • Jayna says:

      Nick had four childrin within a year with three different women. That means his time with his children is even going to be spread thinner. He’s off working a good part of the time. Providing for but not being around much doesn’t make you a good father. I mean, how is all of the child visitation going to be handled? He has seven children between four women. I c an’t even remember, after reading the article, which woman he is now with, or maybe he sees all of them.

      And treating your child’s name like a joke is my pet peeve with these stars. Naming that one twin Zillion Heir is cringeworthy. It’s not as bad as some celebrities’ kids’ names that are bonkers ,but it’s bad. Give me a break.

  27. You Know Me says:

    On his own, he’s worth $30million so I’ll not worry about his kids being on public assistance. He wants 10 kids so of course he has to divide that up between women. He isn’t interested in a Duggar Daughter to birth 10 for him – thus spreading it all around.

  28. Holland S says:

    If this had been a woman even DATING four guys in a pandemic year she would be dragged through the mud. This behavior is unacceptable Nick Cannon. Raise your kids with total involvement, like they deserve. What a self centered person.

  29. Imar says:

    I mean there are other things to be concerned about. He posed for all of the maternity shoots. The women seem fine and happy and each one is called girlfriend in the press release for the birth announcements. If this man is hopping around in polysexual relationships, let him. At least he can support them, he’s open, he’s honest about, and all parties are aware.

    • Maria says:

      No, that’s not how that works. In a polysexual relationship, yes, if all parties are aware and honest and of suitable age, sure. But having baby after baby is completely irresponsible. When is he going to find the time and ability to father seven children, four of which are the same age? It’s not just about the money. And him wanting to have tons of children as a psychological response to his fear he won’t be here long is totally inappropriate. They are children, not dolls.
      And this is all aside from the aspect of this happening in a pandemic.

      • Imar says:

        @Maria clearly that is how he is choosing to define being in a polysexual relationship. All parties have decided to be open with what they want out of this situation. We also do not know what type of arrangement is made with these women concerning active parenting. Mariah in the past has said nothing but great things about the type of father Nick Cannon is with their twins. So by all accounts he has the money, he most likely has a schedule with these women and all that matters is what they have decided together.

      • Maria says:

        Again, no. They can all do whatever they want in terms of romantic and sexual relationships and that is their business. But it doesn’t matter what their “arrangements” are, no arrangement is going to make up for the fact that with his career his time with his seven children will be spread too thin to make the difference it should. Mariah may have said nice things and they may even have been true given that she spoke before he had four children in the span of a year. But it doesn’t alter the situation. And the way they have done this shows they are not taking pandemic precautions seriously.

      • Maria says:

        Furthermore, if he wants respect for his reproductive choices he should probably say something about all the times he’s opposed the possibility of that for women. His comments about Planned Parenthood causing genocide are irresponsible and ridiculous to say the least.

    • Holland S says:

      Support means more than throw cash at. I’m sure these kids would prefer a family that didn’t resemble a fertility doctor’s impregnation scheme. They need an active father.

      • Imar says:

        In reality, you have zero ideas as to how active of a father he will be or what the mothers decided they wanted from him. Some men what large families and are supporters and active parents as a result. I just said there is zero need to clutch pearls over something people do not have more understanding or knowledge about and once again as long as all parties involved are good than in my opinion there isn’t anything else to really say besides congrats.

    • JustBe says:

      I’m always confused about apologists for bad behavior.

      If you’ve ever been a parent or mentor or even auntie to one or more kids, you have a slight understanding for the level of energy, commitment, patience and sacrifice it takes to properly raise one child. Money is only a small part of the equation. Taking the time to really know, really see and understand your child, not just as they are today, but who they evolve to be week-to-week, month-to-month. Children need a significant amount of love and attention and validation and education from a whole village, but especially their parents. Whatever arrangement Nick may have with these women is irrelevant to being a consistently present father is the lives of 7 children.

      My kids are 5 years apart and it has been challenging being a working parent to 2 kids and ensuring that I’m able to be the mother that each of them needs (different kids require different types of parenting). And understanding this level of commitment, consistently sacrificing your time to ensure that your kids feel loved and safe is the primary quality that I see with parents who are raising healthy, well-adjusted kids.

      Shitty parenting is a pet-peeve of mine. Just understanding the number of hours in a day in comparison to the level of effort it takes to raise a child gives the average person the understanding that they need to make a judgment call on Cannon’s behavior here, especially combined with the things that he has said regarding dying young and wanting 10 kids. None of these statements indicate that he is considering the needs of his kids for a loving, consistently present father. I don’t care if each of their mothers are amazing parents, it’s irresponsible of him to create all of these kids then leave it to their moms to carry the weight of childrearing mostly alone.

      • Holland S says:

        Yes. Exactly!! I have no respect for him.

      • Imar says:

        Justbe, you did a lot of assuming. First off I’m an older mom to a preschooler (motherhood is beautiful but tiring experience and I’m married to a man being an active father), I’m in education and advocate for children, and I grew up in a single parent home, with a mother certified in Child Care and Early Childhood Education . I understand that children require a lot to pour into. I am quite passionate about it. How and ever, Nick Canon is a multi millionaire with a strong support system. The women involved have a support system. I think it’s gross he dipped his peen in that many women in one month but that was his reproduction choice with the women in his life, who agreed. They are all active and committed in their child’s life. So no. I’m not going to focus too much on this. I’m going to focus on other issues. My focusing on other issues doesn’t mean I’m an apologist or that I don’t care about children. The gall for others to make horrible obtuse accusations based on some unverified gossip and all around assumptions is bizarre. You didn’t like what I said you could have kept scrolling.

    • Imar says:

      Truth be told there are people in different cultures who have multiple wives and children. It appears that Nick is following this model. It appears that the women he is with is on board. The children by all accounts appear to be well taken care of as a family unit.

      • Maria says:

        I can see what you are saying, surely. Indeed there are many cultures in which a man may father multiple children with multiple wives. However, these situations are usually under one familial roof (even if they have separate households) and the father in question is not a celebrity with much larger than normal demands on his time. That is a big part of the difference. And would Cannon’s partners consider themselves a domestic unit (if not necessarily an emotional one) like in those circumstances? I would doubt it.

      • Ange says:

        Other cultures doing something doesn’t mean it’s an optimal model just because it’s different to us, besides in those circumstances the family generally lives as an entire unit – this is multiple women spread all over with a father dipping in and out at whim.

        It’s not enough for the parents to be cool with it, the kid deserves consideration as well.

  30. Mama says:

    The perfect reason to have birth control for men… and it is women’s bodies they want to regulate. No woman can have 4 babies in a year from different men.

    • pottymouth pup says:

      The men would have to want to avoid pregnancy and I get the impression that these aren’t unplanned pregnancies but Nick & these women were actively trying to get pregnant. I also think the mass procreation may be related to his religious beliefs

  31. Rare0217 says:

    Nick Cannon’s Hotep ministry

  32. keroppi says:

    Well, that’s a wrap! No, seriously – wrap it up!

  33. Andrea says:

    He named one of this children Zillion Heir. There is something not right mentally. I feel badly for the children involved. I don’t care how much money a parent has. Four children in 7 or 8 months is obscene.

  34. AmelieOriginal says:

    Omg what a train wreck he is haha. Didn’t he also get a HUGE Mariah tattoo on his back? I just googled, looks like he covered it up with a huge crucifixion tattoo that covers his entire back. I don’t care if he practices polyamory but I somehow doubt that is the case here. All his kids have dumb names and most likely will have an absentee dad. He works all the time and I doubt he can give them all equal time.

  35. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    7 children by 4 different women? No matter what kind of agreements or contracts you have, there’s no doubt going to be drama. This would make for a fascinating reality show – him balancing his 7 kids with the 4 women, though we know Mariah would never participate in something so gauche. But still, would be a fun watch with the other 3 lol! And wow the kids names are quite unfortunate. One of them is named “Powerful Queen.” 😳

  36. Abby says:

    All I can see is the Photoshop error on her back. But wow on the germ factory of unprotected baby-making sex with three women in one month.

  37. MangoAngelesque says:

    “I don’t think I’m going to live a long life, and I certainly don’t want to financially set up a few children for a comfortable future…I need to spend ALL of my money on SEVERAL child supports WAY before they could possibly need help with college funds or anything like that!”

    Where’s his logic, really? I know he has money, but this is the memory he wants to leave? Not financial security for his kids, just…being a legacy of community sperm. And what a mitzvah those women are doing for him, letting him…leave his legacy…with(in) them.