Nick Cannon isn’t dating, is focused ‘on myself and my children’

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.

[From People]

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!

Photos credit: Faye’s Vision/Cover Images and via Instagram

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  1. Steph says:

    Was he ever dating? He’s a classic fuckboy. He’s just fucking. Anywho, Peridot, let me actually go read what you wrote bc this was based off the title.

    • Steph says:

      Ok, I read now. I think he’s one of those people who think they are great but when the kids grow up and write their memoirs we’ll see a different perspective. The song “Cats and the Cradle” comes to mind.
      Did he see all his children at once and spend the whole day with them or did they each get five minutes?
      This solved the question for where they all live to me. They just be close if he could see them all in one day.

  2. Neners says:

    He makes my skin crawl.

  3. ML says:


  4. Well Wisher says:

    Nick Canon is unwell. He suffers from lupus.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      It’s more than lupus at this point. NC needs to stop procreating on a mammoth marathon and be an actual father to ALL of his children. The complexities of his relationships with the mothers of ALL of these children cannot be a healthy environment for the mothers but more importantly, the children.

      And could he not give these poor children more appropriate names?? Zion, Zillion, Golden Sagon, Beautiful Zeppelin, Legendary Love and Onxy Ice….the list goes on and on. I am all for choosing unique names for your children as my daughters name is Rochelle but it’s not that crazy.

  5. aimee says:

    lol he definitely doesn’t date. also the insane amount of f-king to get 5 women pregnant in one year…and these are the ones that got pregnant. he grosses me out so much…i wouldn’t touch him with a 10 foot pole and have no idea why these women see in him.

    • shanaynay says:

      Probably his money!

    • SIde Eye says:

      Omg @Aimee I feel the same. Not in a million years. Not for a billion dollars. Not even with a prosthetic vagina. Hell no. He repulses me. The ick is so strong with this one.

      Mariah must be so annoyed at all of this. I remember when he was courting her how he was super Christian reading his Bible and blessing his food etc. I used to live in the South, and a lot of dangerous Creepy McCreepertons use Jesus name dropping to disarm people. It was obviously his method of disarming her. It’s a good thing she got rid of him and never looked back.

      I hope Mariah doesn’t feel like the onus is on her to maintain all of these sibling relationships when Nick dies from acute sperm depletion and scurvy. Her only obligation is to let her kids know who their siblings are so they don’t unknowingly end up in a romantic relationship with them later.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ SIde Eye, “ Nick dies from acute sperm depletion and scurvy” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA….

        And how will these women support ALL of these children when he kicks the bucket??

      • SIde Eye says:

        Lol @BothSidesNow exactly!!! It’s going to be a race to the courts when he dies, because they have no set agreement/child support payments in writing. Nothing has been arranged by a Court. Even if he has life insurance, it’s split up among 11 children, with probably 4 or 5 more on the way in the next few years. The guy’s never heard of a condom and has zero self restraint.

        These women are so terrified of falling out of his grace and being kicked out of his harem, they are doing nothing to protect their children in the event he has a complete meltdown and disappears, or in the event he dies.This whole thing is absolute lunacy and just as coo coo as those dumb ass names he gave his kids.Where the hell is DFACS for that garbage? Zillion Heir. You can’t make this up. The whole thing is infuriating, every detail of it from the names of the children to the fact that this community peen just won’t shut up about what a colossal douche canoe he is.

  6. SarahCS says:

    The Easter visits story makes me sad. Arrive, hi, photos, bye. On to the next house. I hope there’s a good fund set up for any of the kids who end up with attachment issues and need some support.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      I know. How awful for his children to be put into an unhealthy and dangerous environment to which they will suffer from greatly as they grow into adulthood. I can’t help but ask these women who continue to procreate with NC, what are you thinking???? I cannot simply place the blame fully on NC as he has active participants as well. They are just as guilty as NC for allowing him to churn out so many children.

  7. Kate says:

    Um why would he think it sounds weird for a 42 year old father to be mostly focused on work and kids and not dating? I’m probably nitpicking his words but it just seems obvious to me.

    Also can Howard f-ing stop publicly talking about women as if they all exist solely for him to determine whether he or his guests find them f-kable? How gross must it be to hear you were discussed on a radio show by some lecherous skinbags who decided you were worthy of impregnating.

  8. Mood:Gudetama says:

    Is this a manifestation of severe narcissism? Sure looks like it to me.

    And the “Oh he has enough money so it’s fine, all the kids will be taken care of” excuse has always really upset me. As though a child having a present, involved father is somehow not important. And showing up on the occasional holiday, likely unable to remember all your children’s names, does not cut it. He is so repulsive to me for this.

    • SIde Eye says:

      Thank you so much for saying this @Mood:Gudetama. Exactly – it isn’t about the fact that he can afford these children. There is so much more in raising a child than financially providing for them. Nor is it about whether these women are happy – it’s not about them, their low self worth, or their desire to be Mariah Carey adjacent. It’s about these children who have been brought into this situation through no fault of their own.

      I know a couple with 3 kids. They are all in different activities. One swims, one plays flag football, and one plays hockey – it seems like always at the exact same time on weekends. The couple had to arrange for one child (alternating children every 3 weeks) to travel with a teammate to the game or sleep over at a teammate’s house the night before because these 2 people cannot be in 3 places at once at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. The child that ends up having no parents at the game where he scored a goal or a touchdown or the record being tied is hellah resentful about the missed game or event. And these are excellent parents, they are just outnumbered.

      Can you imagine this times 11? They are babies now so it’s all good. But he is going to show up at a basketball game or a ballet recital or a hockey game, a chess match, or a robotics competition every 11 weeks? Is that how it’s going to work? Or stay for one inning of a baseball game then bounce cause there’s a spelling bee across town? Kids get really really busy around the age of 7 and it stays that way until they are teenagers. The whole situation is asinine absolutely no thought was given to those children who will have an absentee parent. And he will be absent because you cannot be in 11 places at once! Of course he is there now for photo ops etc. they are babies and he has all of the mothers (except Mariah) in his control. Wait until that changes and they start growing up. Kids are exhausting. Being a present parent is absolutely exhausting. My head could explode when I hear people rationalizing this well he can afford it, as if that’s the only factor to consider.

  9. FHMom says:

    Those poor kids. That’s all I can think of. I hope Nick keeps making money because those kids deserve at least that.