Since 1998, Nick Cannon has assumed many roles in his career. From actor to comedian to host but his ultimate title of father to 12 children speaks volumes. While Cannon and ex-wife Mariah Carey share twins Moroccan and Monroe, the Wild 'N Out star has intentionally welcomed ten more into the world with various partners.
Cannon proclaimed on T.I.'s podcast expediTIously that marriage and relationships are intended to embellish women's lives. After his union with Mariah ended, he determinedly declared he would never enter into another relationship or tie the knot again. Instead, he opted for a life of autonomy, adorning himself with the tattoo "lonesome" on his neck. He concluded by asserting being in a polyamorous setting was too overburdening due to its strict regulations. With each mother exhibiting impressive success in fields varying from singing to real estate, these women deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication as nurturers of life.
6. LaNisha Cole
Child: Onyx Ice
LaNisha is a successful model, actress, film producer, and photographer. Over the years, she's accumulated star-studded credits including The Price Is Right and Deal or No Deal. Incontrovertibly, co-parenting is a successful arrangement when the two individuals are in complete alignment. Cole's Instagram post from December 2022 blissfully testified to such an outcome as she joyfully remembered the day Nick played Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" at Onyx's birth, a tune that will forever remain close to their hearts. It certainly seems that both parents have adopted a united approach, proving the old adage: teamwork makes the dream work.
5. Bre Tiesi
Child: Legendary Love
Tiesi's career trajectory has been on an upward spiral since appearing on Cannon's show Wild 'N Out. Currently, she works as a luxury real estate agent in Los Angeles, runs her own YouTube channel, and has been featured on the reality show WAGS. In March 2022, Tiesi discussed their "long history" of almost a decade during an interview with PEOPLE, noting that they have a "beautiful relationship." Additionally, she commented that the respect between all of Cannon's baby mamas is undeniable as they prioritize unity and being mutually supportive.
Tiesi and Nick celebrated with loved ones at a baby shower in January 2022. Her pregnancy became apparent when pictures were taken, s hortly after her divorce from NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel had been finalized in 2021.
4. Alyssa Scott
Kids: Zen (Died in December 2021) and Halo Marie
Scott is the mother of two of Nick Cannon kids. Scott cut her performance teeth on Nick Cannon's lauded Wild 'N Out, but now models as a well-established Instagram influencer. On December 14, 2022, Alyssa and Nick welcomed their second daughter Halo Mario into the world, commemorating the occasion to honor their late son Zen who passed away at five months old from a brain tumor. Scott expressed in an Instagram post her gratefulness for all that she and Nick have been through, disclosing how Zen continues to be with them, showering them with signs every day.
3. Abby De La Rosa
Kids: Zion Mixolydian, Zillion Heir and Beautiful Zeppelin
In April 2021, Cannon revealed Abby De La Rosa's pregnancy with an iconic maternity shoot and subsequently welcomed twin sons, Zion and Zillion, that June. An accomplished broadcaster and international DJ, Abby is also the founder of Masked by La Rose, a flourishing business offering reusable masks. Joyfully envisioning a future of intrepid self-expression, De La Rosa said her hope that her children could craft lifestyles to suit their own desires, just as she and Cannon had done through their polyamorous relationship.
2. Brittany Bell
Kids: Golden Sagon, Powerful Queen, and Rise Messiah
Bell boasts an impressive repertoire of accomplishments. They range from Miss Guam winner and Miss Universe 2014 candidate to motherhood and a doctorate in psychology. Additionally, she also hosts a podcast, The Mama Gang, cementing her status as an educated, informed person.
In 2015, after parting ways with Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon began romantically involved with the former Phoenix Suns dancer and model, Brittany Bell. She was crowned Miss Arizona in 2010 and later, established her presence in Miss USA. She gave birth to their first child in 2017. The couple announced their third baby's arrival on August 24th, 2022, with Powerful Queen making her entrance one month later in September.
1. Mariah Carey
Kids: Twins Moroccan and Monroe
Hailed as the "Songbird Supreme" by Guinness World Records, Mariah Carey stands tall at the summit of popular music. Moreover, with a five-octave vocal range and melismatic singing style, she revolutionized the fusion of hip-hop and pop, revitalizing the art of remixing. Tireless in her pursuit of excellence, Carey has accumulated five Grammys and 19 No. 1 hits. Additionally, she reigns as the "Queen of Christmas" due to the enduring popularity of her 1994 classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You." Truly, she is one of music's all-time greats.
Twins Moroccan and Monroe were the first of Nick Cannon's kids. Carey reflected upon her six-year marriage to Cannon in her 2020 memoir. Admittedly, she noted his admirable qualities such as faith and care. Furthermore, her former husband's industry expertise eased the wildness of showbiz. He was an attentive partner, yet they ultimately divorced in 2014. Ultimately, though their emotions flared, Carey maintains that if given the chance, they could have reconciled.