Cannon and Mariah Carey were married from 2008 to 2014 and the pair share fraternal twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe, who were born in 2011. The twosome, who initially split in 2014, settled their divorce in 2016 and have been coparenting amicably ever since.
“It’s all about love,” the comedian said during an interview with Amazon’s Style Code Live in February 2017. “You put the kids first, but then when you understand that you have unconditional love for these human beings and you want the best existence for them, then you put whatever differences you may have had aside.”
In September 2022, a source exclusively told Us Weekly that the “Obsessed” singer doesn’t concern herself with her former partner’s growing brood. “Mariah doesn’t keep up with Nick’s babies and baby mamas,” the insider told Us at the time. “There’s too many to keep up with! She’s happy for him and wishes him the best.”
After his split from the “Fantasy” songstress, Cannon welcomed son Golden and daughter Powerful Queen with Brittany Bell in February 2017 and December 2020, respectively. Two years later, they expanded their family with son Rise Messiah, who was born in September 2022.
In June 2021, the Drumline actor became a father to a second set of twins, Zillion and Zion, with Abby De La Rosa, who later gave birth to their daughter, Beautiful Zeppelin, in November 2022. Cannon welcomed son Legendary Love in June 2022 with Bre Tiesi and Onyx Ice Cole in September 2022 with LaNisha Cole.
The former rapper also welcomed son Zen with Alyssa Scott in June 2021. The little one tragically died five months later after being diagnosed with brain cancer. In November 2022, Cannon and Scott revealed they were expecting another bundle of joy.
“This is a MIRACLE & a BLESSING,” the model captioned the now deleted post announcing the news that the twosome were expecting another child.
Tiesi also gushed about the father of her son, Legendary. “Nick always shows up!” the California native shared via her Instagram Story in December 2022. “Always [a] present, happy, consistent, loving parent and an even better person! We love u!”
With The Masked Singer host’s expanding brood, Cannon explained that he tries his best to be active in all of his little ones’ lives. “Contrary to popular belief, I’m probably engaged throughout my children’s day, more often than the average adult can be,” he told Men’s Health in June 2022. “If I’m not physically in the same city with my kids, I’m talking to them before they go to school via FaceTime and stuff. And then when I am [in the same city, I’m] driving my kids to school, like, making sure I pick ’em up.”
Despite many of Cannon’s partners being vocal about his attentive parenting skills, not all of his companions feel like they get the same treatment. In December 2022, Cole seemingly shaded her daughter’s father after fans questioned why she and her little one weren’t being featured on social media like some of his other children were.
“It’s not easy but I have to do it for my daughter. She is incredibly blessed and is surrounded by so much love – and it’s not fake IG photo op love – it’s real day in and day out love,” the Price is Right alum shared via her Instagram Stories.
Keep scrolling to see what the mothers of Cannon’s children have had to say about his parenting style: