Nick Cannon had a really busy 2022 in which he welcomed FIVE children with five women. He currently has 11 living children (his son Zen tragically died of brain cancer in 2021). Nick has talked a lot of different stuff about his approach to his relationships and parenting and finances. Now, during his most recent appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Nick says he’s not dating. He’s trying to focus on work and himself and his children. He doesn’t have the “bandwidth.” Uh yeah, ya think?
Being a dad to 11 children makes it hard for Nick Cannon to date.
The Masked Singer and Wild N’ Out host, 42, appeared on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show on Monday where he opened up about the impact fatherhood has placed on his dating life.
“I’m not out there like that,” Cannon said. “I’m really trying to focus on myself and my children… my bandwidth doesn’t even allow me to kind of be in that space.”
Talking with Howard Stern and co-host Robin Quivers, the comedian said he maintains a “healthy balance.” “It sounds wild, but my main focus is either my children or work,” Cannon shared.
He went on to explain that being celibate for nine months — a journey he previously said he began after conceiving his 8th child — only contributed to his single status, though it backfired because it didn’t stop his family from growing. “One therapist told me I should be celibate — that didn’t work, I had like more kids after that,” he joked.
The comedian shares 11-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with ex Mariah Carey, whom he was married to from 2008 to 2016. He is also a father to sons Golden Sagon, 6, and Rise Messiah Cannon, 6 months, and daughter Powerful Queen, 2, with Brittany Bell.
Cannon shares twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, 21 months, and daughter Beautiful Zeppelin, 4 months, with Abby De La Rosa; son Legendary Love, 8 months, with Bre Tiesi; daughter Onyx Ice Cole, 5 months, with LaNisha Cole. Additionally, he’s dad to two children with Alyssa Scott: son Zen — who died at 5 months old in December 2021 after being diagnosed with brain cancer — and daughter Halo Marie, 3 months.
Asked by Stern if he was “done” having children, Cannon admitted: “I don’t know.” “Every time I answer this question, I can never answer it correctly because I don’t know.”
“I’m happy currently with the [children] that I got,” Cannon said.
The 42-year-old said if he had more children it would have to be with an “amazing” woman. The confession prompted Stern to ask if Taylor Swift was amazing enough. “Absolutely, I’m in — let’s go… That’s the one!” Cannon joked as he praised the pop star’s songwriting talent.
When Quivers pointed out Swift is currently single, Cannon laughed that his “Spidey-sense is tingling.”
Dad life kept Cannon very busy over Easter, when he visited all 11 children while dressed as the Easter bunny.
Cannon shared pictures from his busy day on his Instagram Story Sunday, showing him soaking up special holiday moments with his kids and the mothers of all of his children.
Alright, these comments beg the question: Nick may not be “dating,” but is he f–king? Because I don’t think Nick really dates the way the rest of us date. In late 2021, he said he was going to be celibate, but then he had FIVE babies throughout 2022. I really can’t tell when those supposed nine months of celibacy from the Howard Stern interview happened because he had babies in July, September, November, and December 2022. Anyway, Nick has talked out of both sides of his mouth before. I would hope he is actually focusing on his children, but he definitely does need to focus on his work because children are expensive normally so imagine having 11 of them. He did dress up as the Easter bunny on Easter and visit all his kids, which was nice and must have been tiring. Imagine how busy Father’s Day will be for him!
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