A Guide to Nick Cannon’s Many Children

Nick Cannon, who has 9 children and counting, wearing a gray suit against a blue backdrop.
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Moroccan and Monroe Cannon

Nick Cannon welcomed his first two children, twins Moroccan and Monroe Cannon, with his wife Mariah Carey on April 30, 2011. The couple eventually separated in 2014, but have continued to co-parent harmoniously in the years since.

It’s no secret that actor and TV host Nick Cannon has become one of the most prolific fathers in recent memory. In the past few years, Cannon has welcomed several children to the world with various women, after fathering his twins with Mariah Carey for many years.

Carey agreed in her 2020 memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey. “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 admitted. “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.”