Mariah Carey Had a Shady Response to Nick Cannon Saying He Would Remarry Her

Remember how we told you last month that Nick Cannon said Mariah Carey is the only woman he’d ever marry again?

Many of us naturally wondered how she would feel about his comments, especially considering that it’s been years since they split. And luckily for us, she’s finally opening up about them.

When asked what she thought about Cannon’s revelation, the “Heartbreaker” singer had a shady response.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon | Photo by Trago/FilmMagic

What Carey said about Cannon’s comments

The Emancipation of Mimi singer got candid about her ex-husband’s comments when speaking to TMZ on Oct. 11.

At first, she told the outlet that she hadn’t heard them. But after a photographer gave her the rundown, Carey downplayed the comments, insisting that Cannon was only kidding.

“Remarry? This is him making this up. This is him being silly,” she said.

When asked whether she was OK with “the single life” for the rest of her life, Carey shut the photographer down, saying, “What is he, my last hope?”

For what it’s worth, Carey is seemingly still in a relationship with choreographer Bryan Tanaka, whom she began dating in 2016. Though he’s plastered all over her social media, Carey generally keeps quiet about their romance.

“I just don’t feel comfortable talking about my personal life … me and my boyfriend don’t want to do that,” she told the Associated Press in 2017.

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A recap of Cannon’s comments

In case you missed it, the television personality appeared on T.I.’s ExpediTIously podcast in September, where he said that he does not plan on remarrying following his divorce from Carey, whom he married in 2008. Cannon filed for divorce in 2014, reportedly citing irreconcilable differences.

But he said if he was to get married again for some reason, he would do it with the “Honey” crooner, whom he described as his “dream girl.”

“If I was to do it again, it would be to her. It would be Mariah,” Cannon said. Later, he added, “She’s always gonna be someone that I love.”

Cannon later clarified his comments

After his interview, fans believed that Cannon was open to reconciling with Carey — which was apparently not the message he was trying to send.

He later stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show, where he clarified his comments. He told the host that they have moved on and have an “amazing co-parenting relationship.” (They share twins, Monroe and Moroccan, who were born in 2011.)

“Honestly, I said I would probably never get married again because I’m still working on myself and trying to become a better man. That’s what I said,” he declared.

Cannon continued, “But if I had to, I already know what that’s like; I would go back home first before I had to do it again. You know Mariah, she’s fine, everything’s happy. We have an amazing co-parenting relationship, our kids are so happy. It’s calm waters — let’s just keep it that way. Keep it calm.”

Sounds good to us.