For Nick Cannon, when it comes to family, the more the merrier.
The actor and TV presenter has made headlines in recent years for having several babies with different women in a short period of time, which he has said is “not an accident”. Each pregnancy was planned and intentional, and his relationships with the mothers of his children are healthy and consensual, Cannon said.
In September, Cannon announced the arrival of his tenth child, Rise Messiah Cannon, whom he shares with Brittany Bell. But Rise may not be the only addition to Cannon’s family tree this year.
During an appearance on Angela Yee’s “Lip Service” podcast in June, the 42-year-old said he is expecting more children this year. “The stork is on its way,” Cannon said at the time, without elaborating on how many he expects.
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Here is a breakdown of all the children that make up the Cannon clan.
How many children does Nick Cannon have?
Cannon is currently the father of 10 children: Moroccan, Monroe, Golden, Powerful Queen, Zion Mixolydian, Zillion Heir, Zen, Legendary Love, Onyx Ice, and Rise Messiah.
How many children is Nick Cannon expecting?
Nick Cannon’s children with Mariah Carey
Cannon shares 11-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with ex-wife Mariah Carey. The former couple welcomed “Roc & Roe” in 2011.
Nick Cannon’s children with Brittany Bell
Cannon welcomed his first child with journalist Brittany Bell, a 5-year-old boy named Golden, in February 2017.
Cannon’s second child with Bell, a 1-year-old girl named Powerful Queen, born in december 2020.
The birth of Rise Messiah marked Cannon’s third child with Bell. Cannon announced Rise’s arrival in an Instagram post in September.
“Another Blessing!!!” Canon wrote. “Probably the most difficult labor and delivery I have ever witnessed! 48 hours of excruciating pain and life threatening to receive 10 pounds of love and joy.” Cannon also called Bell “the rock and foundation of my parenting journey… She has taught me so much about parenting, psychology, spirituality, love, and just living in general.”
Nick Cannon’s children with Abby De La Rosa
Cannon welcomed twin sons Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with Abby De La Rosa at june 2021.
In October, De La Rosa shared a maternity shoot with her twin sons and revealed that she was expecting another child. “I am excited to continue building each child in love, truth and encouragement,” she captioned the photos.
At the time, Cannon also shared the photos on her Instagram story. for entertainment tonight.
Nick Cannon’s children with Alyssa Scott
Zen, Cannon’s deceased son with model Alyssa Scott, was born in June 2021.
The newborn died at 5 months of age in December 2021 after developing hydrocephalus, a condition characterized by “accumulation of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep in the brain,” according to the Mayo Clinic. The excess fluid puts pressure on the brain and can “damage brain tissues and cause a variety of brain function problems.”
Cannon said Zen was around 2 months old when she noticed her son was having trouble breathing, which she initially blamed on his sinuses. Zen was eventually diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and after subsequent surgeries and procedures, the baby’s tumor began to grow faster, and Cannon’s son later succumbed to the disease.
In June, Canyon held a lighting ceremony to honor her son’s life and also mark the launch of Zen’s Light, a foundation dedicated to fostering “global excellence in hope, bereavement care, and pediatric healthcare for families and children in need.”
Nick Cannon’s children with LaNisha Cole
Cannon announced the birth of her daughter onyx ice in an Instagram post in September. The Emmy-nominated host shares Onyx with photographer LaNisha Cole.
Nick Cannon’s children with Bre Tiesi
Cannon and Bre Tiesi, real estate agent and model, announced the birth of his son Legendary Love in July.
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What Nick Cannon Has Said About Fatherhood, His Growing Family Tree
Cannon alluded to the grandeur of her growing family tree on her self-titled talk show in January, saying the love she has for her children is the same.
“Parents know what I mean when I talk about the love they have for a child, whether it’s a child who’s here, whether it’s a child who’s gone, whether it’s a child who’s grown up, whether it’s a child who is about to be here,” Cannon said. “It doesn’t matter how many you have. It’s this unconditional love, this godly love that comes out in the process.”
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Cannon spoke about the scrutiny and ridicule he has received as a father. “I’m not immune to hearing and reading what people are saying about me,” Cannon said. “It definitely affects me because I’m a human being.”
“And sometimes it’s hard because I hear people say they think I’m crazy or something is wrong with me or even more so when they say I’m careless or irresponsible and selfish,” Cannon continued.
In January, Cannon also shared on his talk show that he pursued celibacy at the recommendation of his therapist to “get my life under control” but was no longer celibate. She also received a consultation for a medical vasectomy and told E! News in May’s “Daily Pop” that she wasn’t “seeking to populate the Earth entirely.”
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Contributors: Jenna Ryu, Elise Brisco and Amy Haneline, USA TODAY