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17th Apr 2023

Nick Cannon defends having 12 children with six different women

Clodagh McKeon

Wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Masked Singer host, Nick Cannon has defended fathering twelve children with six different women and said he wouldn’t have it any other way.

He has 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 is 11-year-old twins and the youngest is 3 months old.

Cannon and Alyssa Scott also shared a baby boy named Zen who tragically died in December 2021.

While appearing on “The Howard Stern Show” the TV host opened up and said having half a dozen kids has put a strain on his dating life, which we can understand.

He also didn’t shut down the idea of having a thirteenth child.

But, it seems Nick Cannon’s priorities lie with his children and he wouldn’t change that for the world.

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He’s a family man for sure.

Speaking to People, he said: “I believe that’s what we’re put on this planet here to do, is to guide and usher in your offspring.

“So fatherhood is my number one and first priority when I open my eyes, when I get up every morning.

“Career and work and all of that, take second.”

He explained that his lifestyle is not typical in society but all he wants to do is love and provide for his kids.

He said: “It’s the life that I’ve been given and I choose to live this way and love my family, love my kids.”

In the past, Cannon revealed that he doesn’t give the mothers of his children a monthly allowance.

He considers himself the family “provider” but doesn’t feel it necessary to hand out cash on a monthly basis.

He said: “I don’t give myself that guideline. What they need, they get it.

“There’s never been something that one of the mothers of my children has asked for and they didn’t receive.”

Speaking to Hot 104.1 radio, Nick Cannon praised the mothers of his children saying he’d never say a disrespectful thing about them.

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Nick Cannon says having twelve children is affecting his dating life.

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Nick Cannon explains why he doesn’t give his children’s mums ‘monthly allowances’.