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15th Apr 2023

Nick Cannon says having twelve children is affecting his dating life

Clodagh McKeon

Nick Cannon

Where would you find the time?

The Masked Singer host, Nick Cannon has revealed how having twelve young children is putting a strain on his dating life.

Speaking on an episode of “The Howard Stern Show” Nick said he’s not really in the dating scene because he doesn’t have much time for it right now.

He says his kids take up a lot of his time and so he’s focusing on them at the moment.

Nick has fathered two children with Mariah Carey, three with Brittany Bell, three with Abby De La Rosa, two with Alyssa Scott, and one each with Bre Tiesi and LaNisha Cole.

The oldest are 11-year-old twins and the youngest is 3 months old.

He even launched a TV show called “Who’s Having My Baby?” where his idea was to find the mother to his next child, but has since said the gameshow was just a joke.


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Dating is difficult at the best of times but when you have twelve kids, it’s probably near impossible.

We understand how having children can put a strain on your social and dating life.

While appearing on the “The Howard Stern Show”, Nick opened up and said:  “I’m not out there like that.

“I’m really trying to focus on myself and my children. My bandwidth doesn’t even allow me to kind of be in that space.”

The TV host said he tries to maintain a “healthy balance” between being a dad and having a social life.

He said: “It sounds wild, but my main focus is either my children or work.”

While speaking on the show, Cannon also joked about having his next child with pop-icon, Taylor Swift.

He said he loves the idea because him and Swift are quite similar and he feels she would “understand” him.

He was pressed on whether he’d be having more children at all and he didn’t rule it out.

You never know, baby number thirteen could be on its way pretty soon.

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