Nick Cannon has been in the spotlight for decades — and has repeatedly worked his charm on models, musicians and more.
The multitalented star got his start in the late 1990s and sparked a romance with Christina Milian not long after scoring his big break. The duo met while working on 2003’s Love Don’t Cost a Thing and dated for two years before calling it quits.
Cannon later moved on with Kim Kardashian in 2006, one year before the premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians catapulted her into reality TV stardom. While speaking to Complex in 2007, however, the makeup mogul claimed she and the Wild n’ Out host were “never really a couple.”
Although it may not have been her most memorable romance, Cannon looks back fondly on his time with Kardashian, calling her “a great girl” during a March 2014 interview. “Her and her family are some of the most incredible people I’ve ever met in my life,” he added at the time.
The former America’s Got Talent host eventually began dating Mariah Carey in early 2008 and the pair tied the knot that April. After welcoming son Moroccan and daughter Monroe in 2011, the high-profile couple split in 2014. Their divorce was made final two years later and the duo have worked hard to coparent cordially ever since.
“A lot of times, when you think about breakups in relationships, it’s usually over ego. And if you can remove your ego from that, and make it about your loved ones, then that’s what it’s about,” the Real Husbands of Hollywood alum said during an interview with Amazon’s Style Code Live in February 2017.
Three years later, Cannon explained that both he and the “Obsessed” singer put “the betterment of our children” first. “We’re doing whatever we can to make sure their upbringing is as healthy as can possibly be and that we’re as healthy as we can possibly be,” he told Variety. “And that’s where we are to this day.”
Since the end of his marriage, the California native welcomed 10 children with five different women: Brittany Bell, Abby De La Rosa, Alyssa Scott, Bre Tiesi and LaNisha Cole. Cannon’s love life became the subject of intrigue as his modern family continued to grow — and he had plenty to say to those who didn’t understand the dynamic.
“I’m having these kids on purpose,” he said on his Power 106 radio show in July 2021 after baby No. 7’s arrival. “I didn’t have no accident. … [There were] a lot of people that I could’ve gotten pregnant that I didn’t.”
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