Nick Cannon revealed, on The Diary of a CEO podcast, that he “probably wouldn’t be alive”, without the support of his ex-wife, Mariah Carey.
“She was my rock,” he said. “She went hard. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for how hard she went with the doctors, with me, my stubbornness. She was the perfect helpmate. The perfect matriarch. The perfect mom. The perfect wife in those scenarios, because granted she’s who she is and dealing with all the pressures of being Mariah Carey, but then being loving enough to take on all my stuff.”
Cannon has previously espoused his lingering affection for Carey, saying in an earlier interview:
“I will never have a love like I had with Mariah. It was literally like a fairytale with Mariah so I would rather it just be that way. I appreciate that fantasy because if I tried to go back and it wasn’t the same, I’d be like, ‘Damn, I messed it up. But, if I had the opportunity, if it could be the way it was, I’m there.”
Cannon and Carey share 12-year-old twins, Morocco and Monroe.
“I went hard for her I still go hard for her I’d lay down my life for her today,” he said, on the podcast. “That’s what you do, it’s just family.”