Nick Cannon has come out to confirm reports that he has split with wife Mariah Carey.
The 33 year old presenter admitted that there are some marital problems that led to their splitting. However, he quashed rumors that it was cheating that led to their split.
Speaking with The Insider Cannon said that: ‘There is trouble in paradise…we have been living in separate houses for a few months.’ The America Got Talent host further emphasized that his three-year-old twins are his ‘main focus’.
According to TMZ, his wife Mariah was furious when Nick revealed a list of five celebrities he had slept with during a very candid interview with Power 106 radio.
The power house felt humiliated when Nick revealed the list of the ladies he slept with, which also involved him giving the nitty gritty of his sex life with Mariah.
Sources close to the couple said, their relationship went further down the drain in March following an interview when Nick reflected back at the brief relationship he had with Kim Kardashian in 2006.
When told he could just name five celebrities he slept with, the star had his list ready: ‘That’s easy. OK, Mariah Carey, Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger, Selita Ebanks, oh, Kim Kardashian.’
However, he later praised his wife’s sex skills in a different interview. ‘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.’
Mariah and Nick, who got married after just two months of dating have been living in different homes for the better part of this year.
According to In Touch Weekly ‘Mariah has had several closed door meetings with divorce lawyers.’
‘But Nick’s being more passive. He’s less inclined to pull the trigger, perhaps because of the kids. He’ll definitely wait for Mariah to file for divorce, but he won’t go down without a fight. He wants a chunk of her $500 million fortune.’
They added: ‘Nick’s sensible and realizes that the twins would have a more stable existence if Mariah had full custody. But he wants generous visitation rights.’
Apart from their three year old adorable twins Monroe and Moroccan, the feuding lovebirds share four lavish homes in New York, Los Angeles, Aspen, and Windermere Island.
According to Page Six, Mariah was so suspicious of Nick’s nightclub hosting gigs she hired a security guard.
‘The security guard wasn’t there to keep the girls away from him,’ a source explained. ‘It was to keep him away from the girls.’
And Nick Cannon was reportedly also jealous that Carey was romancing hip-hop star Nas.
‘Bottom line is they do not trust each other,’ an insider told Life & Style.
‘When they spend time together these days, it’s just bickering. Mariah seemed to give up on the marriage earlier this year. And now he’s checked out too.’