How Do Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey Co-Parent Their Twins After the Divorce?
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey were Hollywood’s power couple from 2008 until 2016. Despite their 11-year age difference, the two seemed to be perfect for each other in every way. That’s why it came as such a shock to Nick and Mariah’s fans when the pair announced — in 2014 — they would be separating. Cannon and Carey’s divorce was finalized in 2016.
Cannon and Carey share two kids together: a set of twins named Moroccan and Monroe. At the time of their separation, their children were just three years old and both parents made sure to put their children’s feelings first when it came to coming up with a healthy co-parenting strategy. Now that it has been two years since their divorce was finalized, do they still have a good co-parenting routine in place? Here is what we know about their co-parenting skills.
Mariah and Nick put their egos aside
When it comes to effectively co-parenting his children with his ex-wife, Cannon says the key is to make sure that they put their children first. In an interview with US Weekly, Cannon had this to say about his relationship with Carey: “We got our egos and our selfish behavior, when you put your children first, you realize that it is all unconditional love. All of that other stuff just falls apart.”
Later in the same interview, Cannon went on to talk about how happy fatherhood has made him and how he loves to play and spend time with his kids. He also said that he enjoys watching his kids get on the stage with their mom at her concerts and try to “take over the show.” So, it seems like both of the twins have a very happy relationship with both their mom and their dad.
Nick and Mariah are still friends with each other
Despite their divorce, Cannon and Carey’s relationship is still on good terms. Which is great because they are able to make sure that their kids get to have both of their parents with them on all of the major holidays, including birthdays. In fact, last Christmas, Cannon flew up to Aspen, Colorado two days before Christmas so that Moroccan and Monroe would be able to wake up Christmas morning and open their presents with their mom and their dad.
They are also very vocal about supporting one another. When Carey went public with the fact that she has bipolar disorder, Cannon supported and commended her bravery in doing so. In an interview with People, Cannon was asked about how he felt about Carey going public with her bipolar disorder. He replied: “She is just happy being who she is. She is one of those people who doesn’t pay attention to anyone. I learned that from her – that was probably one of the greatest lessons that I learned from her.”
Cannon and Carey have also been spotted together with their children at various public events, including the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. Nick says that he and Carey have such a strong love for each other and great mutual respect for one another that it makes co-parenting with her much easier.
How do Nick and Mariah co-parent their kids after the divorce?
Cannon and Carey have always had a special bond. Whether they are married or divorced, it doesn’t define what kinds of parents they choose to be for their kids. While the pair will probably always have a love for each other, it is the strong, unconditional love that they have for their kids that make them want to come up with the best co-parenting strategy possible.