LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Monroe Cannon, Nick Cannon, Moroccan Scott Canon and Mariah Carey attend the Moroccan Scott Cannon and Monroe Cannon Party on Mary 13 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/FilmMagic)

Mariah Carey Says Having Kids ‘Took A Toll’ On Her Marriage With Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey is gearing up to release her  memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey. 

Mariah Carey spoke very candidly about her relationship with Nick Cannon. Mariah and Nick got married back in April 2008. They then welcomed their twins Moroccan and Monroe in 2011, and shortly after got divorced in 2016.

“Along with double the joy came double the responsibility. In the book Mariah writes, “It was a lot of work and a lot of having to be home and available. Making the necessary adjustments to being working parents in entertainment took its toll on our relationship, and the end of our marriage came fast, as it began.”

She continues, “even though we had prenuptials in place, the divorce took two years to become final and costs hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees.” 

Unfortunately, their egos got in the way. “Honestly, I think Nick and I could have worked it out between the two of us, but egos and emotions got inflamed (which can translate into many billable lawyer hours, and ultimately, it did. It was tough. We both wanted to make sure everything was cool for our family.”

They were able to come together and make great co-parents. “We will always be family and we make it work. We still have fun, reminisce and joke. And we are both certain that Roc and Roe are indeed our light. Every day they give us new life.”



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