Nick Cannon Makes Bizarre Comparison About His Equation With Ex-wife Mariah Carey | "Imagine if, Like Trump and Putin Had to Live in the Same House"
We are used to watching celebrity marital unions crumble every now and then. Fans might feel a little disappointed when their favorite celebrity couples part ways and we most often don't know the true story behind their splits. Nick Cannon, however, might be spilling the tea on his failed marriage with songstress Mariah Carey and he has some interesting things to share. The actor, rapper, host and father of 12-year-old twins sat down for an interview with The Los Angeles Times and opened up about his relationship dynamics with Carey during their six-year-long relationship.
Cannon surprisingly compared their relationship dynamics with that between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin but also clarified that there are no hard feelings between him and his ex-wife. Carey and Cannon got hitched in 2008 and in the words of Cannon, it was love at first sight. The 42-year-old The Masked Singer host told the outlet that he gifted Carey loads of roses, rented out the Four Seasons and even made a book of a year's worth of love letters for their first wedding anniversary.
But the former couple's happy time did not last and in 2014, they filed for divorce. "Imagine if, like Trump and Putin had to live in the same house," Cannon recalled about living with Carey. "It wasn't even about her and me — we've always been good. It was more about us understanding that instead of making it about our relationship and what I want or what you want, we should just do what's best for the children."
Three years after getting married, Cannon and Carey welcomed their twin kids, Moroccan and Monroe, who are now 12. In a 2017 interview with PEOPLE, Cannon said that there were "no hard feelings and ill will" between them. "Ultimately, it's about putting the kids first and making sure they have the best childhood they could possibly have." In Carey's 2020 memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, she wrote about her whirlwind marriage to Cannon and disclosed what attracted her to him in the first place. "He was a good guy. He was faith-based. He was ambitious," she wrote in the memoir. "He had been in the entertainment industry for a long time, so he understood the madness. He paid attention to me."
The former couple also mutually desired to have kids, which is one of the reasons they decided to get married quickly. "Honestly, I think Nick and I could have worked it out between the two of us but egos and emotions got inflamed (which can translate into many billable lawyer hours and ultimately it did)," she wrote in the book. "It was tough. We both wanted to make sure everything was cool for our family. We will always be family and we make it work." Cannon might have made a bizarre comparison of his relationship dynamics with Carey to Trump and Putin but it's always great to hear both sides of the story. We are glad to know that Carey and Cannon have no bad blood between them and they are doing a great job raising their kids in harmony.