“This was always in the back of my mind, like, ‘What is the right time? How do I share this?'” he said on The Nick Cannon Show. “I wanted to definitely respect the grieving process with Alyssa, and Bre was respectful enough—she held off making our announcements and speaking on social media.”
After photos surfaced over the weekend of Cannon celebrating at his gender reveal party, Nick decided it was time to share with the world.
“I didn’t know what to say when I was dealing with Zen or to hold off,” Nick explained. “Even right now, that it came out yesterday, that wasn’t planned to talk about it. We wanted to, you know, hold on as long as we can, but it happened. We here and I’m with my family.”
Last year in October, Nick revealed in that he was going to be celibate until at least the start of 2022. During his talk show, Cannon shared that he decided to become celibate after learning that Bre was pregnant.
“This is why I was like, ‘Yo! I gotta get my life under control.’ I felt like I was out of control,” he said. “Celibacy did help me through the journey of getting one with myself, being able to deal with this, so now everybody knows why I was actually being celibate. Angela got it out of me.”
Though now celibate, the soon-to-be father of eight wants to have “as many children as I can helpfully provide for.”
“I love children. I love my children,” he said. “I want to be the best father I can possibly be but I’m not counting out never having more children. So, again, I love all of my children and can we stop talking about me?!”
Nick Cannon is already dad to 10-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, whom he shares with ex-wife Mariah Carey; 4-year-old Golden “Sagon” and 1-year-old Powerful Queen, with Brittany Bell; and 7-month-old twins, Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, with Abby De La Rosa. Nick lost his son Zen, his seventh child with model Alyssa Scott, in December 2021 to brain cancer.