And so the drama continues.
As the Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon divorce story continues to drag on, it’s been rumoured that it was NICK CANNON who decided to call it quits, not Mariah ‘Emancipation of Mimi’ Carey.
According to our often-reliable pals at TMZ, sources close to the couple have stated that it was Nick who called time on proceedings, saying that he’s concerned about her emotional state and that the environment around Mariah is ‘toxic’.
The elusive ‘sources’ have said that the ‘America’s Got Talent’ presenter is really concerned about his little-uns, believing that his kids have already shown signs of emotional upset living with Mariah, and that he wants to create an environment separate from Mariah that gives the kids a safe haven from the “chaos” at her pad.
Blimey, sounds pretty intense if you ask us. WHERE ARE YOU RICKI LAKE?!
However, as dramatic as it all sounds, you won’t be seeing little Nicky trawling through the courts and making things difficult for his family. The sources (WHO, TMZ, WHO?!) have said that Nick’s keen to take a ‘passive’ role in the divorce, and wants his lawyers to make things as easy and painless as possible for all involved.
Well, if they HAVE to split (we still don’t want them to) then they may as well do it with some #class – this is Mariah flippin’ Carey for crying out loud.
Nick Cannon CONFIRMED to Yahoo that he is living separately to Mariah Carey following speculation of a split.
Speaking with Yahoo’s The Insider Nick explained, “There is trouble in paradise…we have been living in separate houses for a few months.”
He then denied that there had been any cheating (as rumoured) and stressed that the couple’s three-year-old twins Morrocan and Monroe are their ‘main focus’.
The couple married after just two months of dating back in 2008.
A publicist for Mariah said, “I am not commenting on Mariah’s personal life, but Mariah is focusing on her children and her upcoming tour.”
TMZ had reported that Mariah, 45, was recently left seriously furious after Nick, 33, went on radio and revealed five celebrities that he reckons he has slept with.
BEFORE HE WAS WITH MARIAH, FYI!
Without hesitation, he said: “That’s easy. OK, Mariah Carey, Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger, Selita Ebanks, oh, Kim Kardashian.”
Apparently he dated Kim back in 2006 between her first and second marriages but SCHERZY? Well, we never!
However, Nick was confident at the time that Mariah wouldn’t give a hoot about his claims.
“She doesn’t even know who Kim Kardashian is. She doesn’t pay attention to that. She doesn’t care when I talk about our sex life because our sex life is amazing,” he said.
He then went on to claim that he had lost count of the number of people he had slept with overall because ‘this is LA’.
“Are you kidding me this is L.A.? That’s the whole purpose of it, you have sex with actresses, singers, models,” he claimed.
The last time Nick mentioned his wife on Twitter was in November while Mariah only mentioned Nick when she posted a Father’s Day message back in June.
Their last public red carpet appearance was at the SAG Awards in January.
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