Nick Cannon Confirms “Trouble in Paradise,” Says He and Mariah Carey Have Been Living Separately for Months

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon confirmed that he and Mariah Carey are having problems, telling The Insider that they've been living separately "for a few months" Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey are no longer living in a sweet, sweet fantasy. The America's Got Talent host confirmed on Thursday, Aug. 21, what Us Weekly reported earlier that same day — that he and his wife of six years have been living apart for some time. 

"There is trouble in paradise," Cannon, 33, told The Insider of his marriage to the Grammy-winning pop diva. "We have been living in separate houses for a few months."

Indeed, one source told Us that the high-profile couple — parents to twins Monroe and Moroccan, 3 — have been apart since June. "It has been shaky for a while, but it all came to a head recently," the source said.

Cannon declined to specify to The Insider what the root of their problems was, but he did dismiss the idea that infidelity was to blame. He also added, "My main focus is my kids."

Together since 2008, the spouses celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary in April. While in the past they've marked the occasion with elaborate vow renewal ceremonies — at Disneyland in 2013, and in Paris in 2012 — this year they opted for something smaller. 

"It was low key," he told Parade magazine of the special day. "I mean, the year before, we kind of went over the top with Disneyland, so we kind of wanted to reel it in this year so everybody doesn't think that we try to do that every single year." See pics of Mariah and Nick's elaborate renewal ceremony.

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