“It’s a boy! We found out yesterday” the 41 year old proud father of his soon to be eight child gushed as he shared a photo from their gender reveal party that was held over the weekend at the “pic of the day” segment of the Nick Cannon Show. “Everyone knows I have a lot of children. It’s never a competition. Each one is special.” Cannon says of his large family.
This is the first child he would be having with the 30 year old model, Tiesi.
Nick is the father of 10-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe. He shares them with his ex-wife, popular Mariah Carey. Then there are Golden, 4, Powerful Queen, 1, with Brittany Bell, and 7-month old twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, who he shares with DJ Abby De La Rosa.
He also has a baby boy, Zen, with Alyssa Scott. In December last year, Zen died aged 5 months. He was suffering from a malignant brain tumour.
Reflecting on his loss
He told People in an interview after the death of his son: “We were having quality-of-life conversations.”
Going on, he said, “We could have had that existence where he would’ve had to live in the hospital, hooked to machines, for the rest of the time. From someone who’s had to deal with chemotherapy before, I know the pain. To see that happen to a 2-month-old, I didn’t want that. I didn’t want him to suffer.”
On Monday during his show, he also revealed that he knew about Tiesi’s pregnancy long before he lost Zen, but he wanted to respect Scott and waited to announce the birth afterwards.
The soon to be new dad had previously talked about fathering children with many women. He has clarity on that issue, it is not a coincidence that his family is expanding.
“I’m like a seahorse,” he said jokingly to Power 106 Los Angeles in July 2021, while talking to rap duo Yung Miami and JT. “I’m having these kids on purpose. I don’t have no accident.”
In August, “The Masked Singer” host doubled down.
Nick Cannon sounded off on the issue during a morning show appearance on “The Breakfast Club”. He was introduced as “Nick, No Condom, Cannon” referencing his many children.
He jokingly called himself the “Fertilizer”, and then he got serious talking about his children’s mothers.
“They’re the ones making the choice – women lead. In every scenario that I’ve had, I step back and say, ‘How do you want to do this?’”
Allyssa Scott reacts
The mother of Zen, his late son, responded via her Instagram page on Monday, appreciating those who checked on her amid the announcement.
She wrote on how it was painful having conversations of her son’s death be included in the announcement but that she wasn’t judging anyone.
Scott wrote, “I want to thank every single person who has messaged or thought of me over the course of these last few months. I always say Zen expanded my heart in ways I never thought possible. He filled that space with compassion, knowing I would need that most.
“It is painful having my son be a part of conversations that aren’t in alignment with his light and legacy. It isn’t something I chose for him or myself. It’s important for me to let you all know that I am centred; I am at peace.
“I look at everyone’s predicament with loving eyes, I will not judge, I will consciously decide what I will participate in. I am surrounded by love. God, my mom, dad, sister, brother and daughter would continue to carry me.”