Nick Cannon is a cheerful dad of 12 youngsters and the TV persona is raring to ensure his many youngsters do not get a rep for being simply nepo infants. In a Might 23 interview with Leisure Tonight, Cannon admitted that he would by no means cease his children from stepping into leisure, but in addition acknowledges “that’s almost easy.” He continued, “I want you to do something that’s challenging, go outside of the box, so you can see effort and perseverance and those things, because they’re a nepo baby. There’s advantages to a kid. You’re just like, ‘Oh, this is natural.'”

That is why Cannon likes to see his children strive sports activities. “Because it has nothing to do with anything,” he added. “It literally is however much work you put in, how hard you go, that’s how you’ll succeed in that space. They can learn all of those cool principles through having fun with their friends. I’m hoping for a few athletes. I hope I can be that dad on the sidelines somewhere rooting for them. But, again, if they want to be accountants or equestrians, I don’t care.”

With 12 youngsters, Cannon would have a number of video games to maintain observe of if a big quantity of his children joined a sports activities group. However how does Mariah Carey — his ex-wife and mom of his oldest youngsters, twins Moroccan and Monroe — really feel about his giant brood? Within the Might 8 episode of “The Jason Lee Podcast,” Cannon opened up about Carey’s ideas on him having so many youngsters, summarizing the Queen of Christmas’s view on the matter as “high frequency.”

“She high frequency, man,” Cannon shared. “She always asks me, ‘You aight? You good? How you doing? You handling it all?'” He did admit that Carey has some boundaries, although. “She’s like, ‘As long as you don’t bring none of that bullsh*t to the Manor of Carey.’ Like, she lives in her own world. Nothing can infiltrate that stuff. When we talk daily, she’s just checking on my spirit.” Cannon continued, “People will create low frequency messages to try to say that there’s something wrong, so she encourages me, she’s like, ‘Yo, let’s make sure that we’re on the same page every day so if some bullsh*t comes up, we know that it ain’t true.'”

As for his or her twins, it appears they’re on the identical web page as their mother. Cannon opened up about his sprawling household on the “Howie Mandel Does Stuff” podcast on April 19, revealing that his oldest two children appear to understand their many siblings. “At this point, they enjoy it,” he mentioned. “They have fun and they’re the oldest.” Nonetheless, he is not optimistic that their emotions will final. “But who knows where that will go when 16 hits?” Cannon added.

Cannon’s two eldest youngsters are 12 years previous, and he mentioned that they have been rising and maturing with age. “It’s my first time having 12-year-olds and I have a set of them! And we’re having real conversations,” he mentioned. “Because, you know, their lives are far from normal. Their mom is one of the biggest entertainers to ever live and their dad is me.” Nonetheless, Cannon mentioned, “They’re so intelligent, they’re so in tune with their own values.” He is additionally began to “have challenging conversations” with them. “One thing they do know is that dad f*cks up,” he added. “[They know] Dad makes mistakes.”

Cannon additionally clarified that no new children are on the way in which (for now), and he is working laborious to spend time with all of his youngsters. “I think I’m a man of abundance,” he mentioned. “Everything is challenging, but the fact that I get to see all my children in one day, and get to see them each and every day when I’m in town, even when I’m not in town, I take them with me. I love the challenge.”

Cannon undoubtedly has so much on his plate in the case of household, as a result of in 2022, he primarily had his personal private child increase. On July 14, 2022, Cannon cohosted ET with Nischelle Turner and teased that his household is simply going to get larger: “The stork is on the way.” When Turner requested what number of infants the stork could be bringing that yr, Cannon initially performed coy, however finally mentioned, “You would be safe to bet on three [more children] in 2022.” It turned out that his remark wasn’t a joke in any respect.

Since then, Cannon welcomed his daughter Lovely Zeppelin with Abby De La Rosa on Nov. 11, 2022 (their third little one collectively); son Legendary with mannequin Bre Tiesi; daughter Onyx with mannequin and photographer LaNisha Cole; and son Rise with mannequin Brittany Bell (additionally their third collectively). On Dec. 14, 2022, Cannon and mannequin Alyssa Scott welcomed their daughter, Halo Marie, into the world — making Cannon a father of 12.

The primary of Cannon’s extra youngsters’s births was introduced in January 2022 when Cannon revealed on his now-canceled speak present that he and Tiesi have been anticipating their first little one collectively. The “Selling Sunset” solid member gave beginning to their son at house and introduced his arrival on July 25 of that yr through Instagram. Chatting with ET at Legendary’s first birthday celebration in June 2023, Tiesi opened up about her unconventional relationship with Cannon. “So, here’s the thing that I know everyone wants to argue with me about — but he makes his own schedule. He can show up every day, when he stops from work. He can come at night. So, he’s here every week, and especially when he’s home, he’s here,” Tiesi defined. “So, it’s not a set schedule, we don’t have to plan things, but he’s very present and he’s at anything and everything I ask him to be at. So, I’m very happy. He’s very supportive.”

Nonetheless, she’s not fairly able to have one other child simply but. “That’s a hard one. I do and I don’t. I think that for where I’m at in my career and my life right now, I just don’t know how I could possibly manage another child,” Tiesi mentioned. “Part of me does want to give him another sibling, but he has a few of those, so I don’t think he’s necessarily missing out, but it’s hard. I don’t know.”

On Aug. 24, 2022, Cannon revealed that he was additionally anticipating one other little one with Bell and introduced the beginning of their son on Instagram on Sept. 23, 2022. However only a few days earlier than that, Cole shared information on Instagram that she and Cannon welcomed their daughter to the world on Sept. 14, 2022. That November, Cannon and De La Rosa introduced the beginning of their daughter through Instagram. The pair already share toddler twins Zane and Zillion. In the meantime, Scott introduced that she was pregnant in October, and he or she shared the information of her beginning in a video posted on Dec. 29, 2022.

Along with his aforementioned youngsters, Cannon has his two oldest twins with Carey. He additionally has one other son and a daughter, Highly effective and Golden, with Bell. In December 2021, Cannon’s toddler son Zen, whom he shared with Scott, died of a mind tumor.

So far as Cannon’s many household bulletins went, Cannon defined to ET cohost Turner that he wished to let the moms of his youngsters break the information in their very own time. “I allow the women in my life to kind of share their news on their own, because then it doesn’t make it look like I’m trying to get publicity,” he mentioned. “When they’re ready to speak on who and what and where, I support. . . . As we know, we should allow women to speak on their bodies, and men should say nothing!”

Moreover, Cannon has assured that each one of his youngsters are properly taken care of. Following a Nov. 10, 2022, report from The Solar that famous the daddy of 12 pays almost $3 million a yr in little one assist, Cannon debunked the determine to The Neighborhood Speak, saying, “I definitely spend a lot more than that on my children annually.” He added, “I don’t plan to ever have to participate in the governmental system of [a] child” — suggesting that what he presently pays towards his youngsters shouldn’t be required by legislation.

Preserve studying to be taught extra about all of Cannon’s youngsters.