Nick Cannon has revealed that only God can decide when he stops having kids, despite having 12 children from various women.
In recent years, Nick Cannon’s paternity has become a popular headline and often a pop culture joke, as the musician fathered 12 children, all under the age of 11, with six different women.
But for Cannon, fatherhood is something he takes very seriously.
“Everybody thinks it’s time management. It’s energy management,” he told Entertainment Tonight of how he manages being a father to a dozen kids.
“As long as we’re all on the same page, and we all got the same goal to be the best parents we can possibly be, that works,” he explained. “And then if it’s the scheduling, it’s the scheduling.”
Cannon, who is showing off his incredible table, realizes he’s a busy man.
When asked if he was done having children, Cannon was quick to reply, “God decides when we’re done.”
He most recently welcomed his 12th child, a daughter, Halo Mary, with Alyssa Scott in December. The couple are also parents to a son, Zain, who died in December 2021 at the age of five months.
Cannon also has two children with Mariah Carey, Moroccan and Monroe; three with Brittany Bell, Golden Sagon, Powerful Queen and Rise Messiah; three children with Abby de la Rosa, Zion Mixolydian, Zillion Heir and Beautiful Zeppelin; one child with Brie Tiesi, Legendary Love; and one child with LaNisha Cole, Onyx Ice.
While his plans to expand his family depends on God, Canon admits, “I’ve got my hands full and I’m so focused and I’m locked in,” before adding, “You know what, when I’m 85, you never know. I might.”
At 42, Cannon has been fairly transparent about the financial responsibilities of being a father to many children.
Last year, a report from The Sun claimed that Cannon “pays almost $3 million a year in child support,” but the musician and actor told The Neighborhood Talk the actual number is much higher.
“I definitely spend a lot more on my kids every year,” he said.
Cannon has certainly made it easy for himself to become a parent in his new home by adding a children’s room alongside his personal space in his “Amazing” office.