Nick Cannon Reveals the Secret Behind Coparenting With Mariah Carey: You Put the Kids First

Many exes with kids may disagree, but Nick Cannon thinks coparenting is a piece of cake. 

According to Cannon, who split from wife Mariah Carey in 2014, it’s all about the love they share for 6-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe. (The former couple spend birthdays and holidays together!)

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon attend the 'Butler' 2013 premiere in New York City.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon attend the ‘Butler’ 2013 premiere in New York City. Jim Spellman/WireImage

“The common denominator is we both want what’s best for our children,” the former America’s Got Talent host, 37, told Us Weekly Video. “You put them first and you step back and become selfless in making decisions and it’s pretty easy.” Watch the clip above. 

Love still exists between Cannon and the five-time Grammy winner as well. “That’s my homegirl. Always will be,” he gushed to Us. “Whatever she does, that’s Mariah Carey. She can do no wrong in my book.” And neither can his little boy, Moroccan, who the rapper describes as a “genius.”

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.
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. Rich Polk/FilmMagic

“My son, his reading level is like 4th grade reading level and he’s just 6 years old,” Cannon told Us, adding that Moroccan tapped into his Gmail account and changed all of the settings. 

“I know none of the passwords,” laughed Cannon. “All of my emails say it’s coming from Moroccan Monroe.

Cannon also shares 11-month-old son Golden “Sagon” with Brittany Bell. “I love being a father,” he told Us in November. “A father is the greatest blessing and greatest responsibility that can ever be bestowed on you. So hopefully I can do it again too.”

 

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