Nick Cannon is opening up about how his oldest children feel about their ten other siblings. In a new interview, Cannon, 42, shared what his 11-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe — whom he shares with ex-wife Mariah Carey — think about their half-siblings.
“At this point, they enjoy it,” Cannon said. “They have fun and they’re the oldest.” The twins will celebrate their 12th birthday on April 30. The Masked Singer host adds, “But who knows where that will go when 16 hits?”
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Speaking about his firstborns, the television personality said that they are now having “real conversations. Because, you know, their lives are far from normal. Their mom is one of the biggest entertainers to ever live and their dad is me.” However, the proud dad said of his twins, “They’re so intelligent, they’re so in tune with their own values,” and because of this, they’ve started to “have challenging conversations sometimes.”
These challenging conversations are about their siblings and controversies that have swirled around Cannon over the past decade. “One thing they do know is that dad f—-s up,” Cannon said. “[They know] Dad makes mistakes.”
Apart from his twins with Carey, Cannon also shares Rise, 5 months, Powerful, 2, and Golden, 6, with Brittany Bell; Beautiful, 3 months, and Zion and Zillion, both 1, with Abby De La Rosa; Halo, 2 months, and the late Zen with Alyssa Scott; Legendary, 7 months, with Bre Tiesi; Onyx, 5 months, with LaNisha Cole.
When asked if he had any more plans for children soon, Cannon said he had no idea what the future may hold in the long run. Despite constant criticism and concern about meeting the basic needs of his 12 kids, he finds himself more than capable to balance his family commitments. “I think I’m a man of abundance,” Cannon said. “Everything is challenging, but the fact that I get to see all my children in one day, and get to see them each and every day when I’m in town, even when I’m not in town, I take them with me. I love the challenge.”