Bre Tiesi says she has an open relationship with Nick Cannon

I’ve never known exactly how to define Nick Cannon’s arrangement of having multiple partners. I guess it’s polyamorous, but what’s not clear is if his partners have other partners, too. One of the mothers of his children, LaNisha Cole, has a boyfriend (LaNisha’s daughter Onyx is the one that Nick forgot when Howard Stern had him list his children). I think that LaNisha and Nick are not together anymore, because she posted about being a single mom on Instagram last December. On the latest season of Selling Sunset, Bre Tiesi, who also has a child with Nick Cannon, described their relationship as an “open relationship” but also waffles about being single? It’s a little vague. But she also says she’s happy with Nick as things are and doesn’t need monogamy.

The 32-year-old reality star revealed that she and Nick are currently in an “open relationship” and she explained to her castmates why she doesn’t think monogamy is for her.

“My situation’s interesting. I don’t know if I would say I’m single,” Bre said. “I’ve been in ― I don’t want to call it open, but open relationship, I guess. I just know we just had a baby, we’re really happy, so I’m happy in my relationship now.”

Bre added, “I’m not a monogamy kind of person. Everything I’ve ever seen is divorce, and people are unhappy and it ends badly, and the kids suffer. Men can’t keep it together. It’s never us.”

Bre also made it clear that she does not consider Nick to be a “sugar daddy.”

“He’s not my reason that I’m where I’m at. He’s none of those things,” she said. “I take care of myself. If my son needs something or we need something, I can ask. That’s all I have to do.”

[From Just Jared]

If Bre is happy, then I’m happy for her. She’s said elsewhere that she and Nick were on and off for nearly a decade, and that she’s seen other people but he’s the one she always goes back to. The comment about divorce makes me wonder if she is a child of divorce like I am. When your parents divorce it can instill the idea in you of “relationships never last,” and I definitely feel like that. As a result I remain very guarded and aloof. I expect things to end so I don’t invest in people. Self sabotage! I’ve also felt “safer” and more at home with men who are like me, who are not emotionally available. And a guy with 11 kids by six women, with several other partners, is the textbook definition of “not fully available.” So I wonder if Bre is attracted to Nick like I am to my “strong but silent” types. Bre describes it as an “open relationship” but I do wonder if it’s open both ways. Of course it is for him, but does she have the same freedom? Like I keep mentioning, in the past Nick has said that financial support for his babies could be taken away if his partners see other men.

I haven’t watched the whole season of Selling Sunset but there has been drama between Bre and her co-star Chelsea Lazkani because of Bre’s family life. Chelsea was saying judgmental things about Bre’s relationship to other cast members throughout the season. She said she found Bre’s relationship  “rather off-putting” and that she couldn’t relate to Bre because she, Chelsea, is “Christian.” Very judgmental, but aimed more at Bre than Nick. I think Chelsea’s barking up the wrong tree–Nick is the one who impregnated five women in a year. I also don’t think it’s particularly helpful or kind to judge a new mom for her partner’s behavior. It’s misplaced responsibility. The mom is always the one who gets flak for the dad being absent or messing around. Our culture is so hard on moms in a thousand different ways, big and small.

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  1. K says:

    Wonder what clued her in.

  2. Nubia says:

    So he threatens to not support the children if the mothers decide to date!? Well then i guess that’s when the mothers need to legally get him to do so. He can have scores of women but the mothers need to wait on him?

  3. Coco says:

    Is she aware that Nick said he not dating and wants to focus on himself .

  4. HeyKay says:

    Open as in, Nick does whatever he wants. The women only get want Nick decides to provide and I guarantee if they start dating he will walk away.

  5. SophieJara says:

    I am so tired of folks acting like this has anything to do with polyamory. A man keeping multiple women who are not allowed to have other partners is not it, and there are quite a few people who weaponize the language to be selfish or narcissistic.

    Everyone is poly where I live, and let me tell you, “solving cheating” doesn’t suddenly make everyone emotionally honest and non-manipulative.

    • zazzoo says:

      Preach! I respect everything she says about monogamy not working for her. A thousand years of recorded human experience have disproved monogamy as a workable arrangement for all people. But a harem is not polyamory. It’s a traditional patriarchal structure that keeps women obedient. Maybe Nick is being wildly misquoted or maybe he’s just fronting for the media and it’s all BS and the women are living their best lives, dating whomever they want, but Nick is creepy AF.

  6. Andrea says:

    Google her. She used to be engaged to Nick Hogan, Hulk Hogan’s son back in the day. She has altered her face so much with plastic surgery. That alone blew my mind.

    Do we know for sure she can’t date others? That seems unfair if true.

    • Coco says:

      Nick said in the past that these women can’t have their own partners, if they wanted support from him.

      One of the children mom LaNisha basically confirm it by reconfirming that she’s want it outs because she has a boyfriend.

    • zazzoo says:

      It’s also not his call. Do none of these women have a number for a lawyer?

      • Whyforthelovel says:

        Thank you ?!? Bangs head agains imaginary wall. LaNisha if you are reading this call your local Bar Association they will help you get a Family Law Attorney sigh

      • Mrs. S says:

        He said he would not support the women. He never said he wouldn’t support his children. I don’t know why people are all over him for this. He doesn’t owe these women anything. They willingly procreate with him knowing the deal. His only responsibility is supporting and loving his children.

      • lucy2 says:

        This is why they all need legally binding child support agreements.
        He’s imposing his (gross, sexist) rules onto them while doing whatever he wants, and holding money over their heads.

    • Erin says:

      Yep, I commented this same thing on the post about her the other day. She has a completely new face, there is nothing left from her old face at all. It’s wild.

  7. Dani says:

    Wow, I just looked at a picture of Bre when she was with Nick Hogan. She is UTTERLY unrecognizable as the same person today.

  8. ama1977 says:

    Just here to say that she has a problem picker. Nick Hogan, Johnny Manziel, Casper Smart and now Nick Cannon? No, ma’am. They are all terrible and no woman should put up with that. That’s a who’s who of the bottom of the barrel.