Everything You Need To Know About Nick Cannon's Growing Family

The Masked Singer host is enjoying family life and welcoming his eleventh and twelfth babies. Here are the details on Nick Cannon's growing family.

Nick Cannon and His Son
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From rapping to hosting shows like Wild'N Out and The Masked Singer, TV host, comedian, and entertainer Nick Cannon's resume is packed and applause-worthy. But these days, fans and followers might just be the most impressed by his role as a dad 10—and soon to be 12. Here's everything you need to know about the multi-hyphenate's growing family.

How Many Kids Does Nick Cannon Have?

Nick Cannon, 41, is a dad of 10 with possibly two more on the way. He's the father of tween twins Monroe and Moroccan with ex-wife Mariah Carey, big kid Golden Sagon, toddler Powerful Queen and infant Rise Messiah with Brittany Bell, baby twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with Abby De La Rosa (who is currently expecting a third child—more on that in a moment), infant son Legendary Love with Bre Tiesi, and infant daughter Onyx with LaNisha Cole.

He and model Alyssa Scott welcomed a child named Zen who tragically died at just 5 months old in December 2021 after a battle with brain cancer caused by the condition Hydrocephalus.

As of October 2022, Scott is expecting once more. The model revealed her pregnancy on Instagram, and ET reports that Nick Cannon is the child’s father. 

Who Is Nick Cannon Co-parenting With?

Cannon became a dad for the first time with then-wife Mariah Carey, to whom he was married from 2008 to 2016. Since the couple split, Cannon has called Carey one of his "best friends," for whom he has "so much respect."

Brittany Bell, a model and former pageant titleholder, is the mom of Golden and Powerful, and Cannon confirmed that Bell is expecting their third baby together.

In a post shared on August 24, the pair posed alongside a caption that alludes to the baby's sex: "Time Stopped and This Happened @missbbell #Sunshine #SonRISE."

Cannon is also raising twins Zion and Zillion with Abby De La Rosa, a broadcast professional and DJ, who is currently expecting a third baby (whose paternity she has yet to confirm), due any day now.

While celebrating the twin boys' birthday back in June, Cannon praised De La Rosa on Instagram, writing, "@hiabbydelarosa you are Super Woman!! I will make it my mission to let the boys know how honored and privileged they are to have such an amazing, loving, strong, resilient and magnificent Mother!" he wrote. "It's their birthday today but you're the one that should be celebrated!!"

June was a pretty eventful month for the proud dad. Cannon welcomed son Legendary Love, aka baby #8, with real estate agent and model Bre Tiesi on June 28.

Nick Cannon's Family: What the Star Has Said About His Growing Brood

In May, Cannon appeared on the It's Tricky with Raquel Harper podcast, noting that he's a fan of family and fatherhood, but a second marriage isn't in the cards. "I love my family, and I love all of my children and every woman that's given me the blessing to experience that, but marriage and all that goes into that, it's a lot," shared the entertainer. "I mean, everybody who's married knows that it is. You're literally entering a partnership that says, 'We're two become one.' I'm not built for that."

He addressed his open relationships, sharing that he doesn't subscribe to "the traditional sense of monogamy."

"I let [the women I have children with] know from the gate [about my views towards marriage]. It's not out of disrespect, it's more respect," he explained. "I'm going to come to you as honest as I possibly can. This is who I am, this is what I struggle with, this is where I feel like I excel. If we can coexist, you're responsible for your happiness. If I can add to it, I'm here. If I don't add to it, I shouldn't be here."

Looking toward the future, Cannon has at least flirted with the idea of calling his family complete. Speaking to E! News' Daily Pop in May, Cannon shared, "I already went and got my vasectomy consultation. I ain't looking to populate the Earth completely, but I'm definitely looking forward to taking care and loving all the children that I currently have."

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