Hollywood’s sweetheart, Nick Cannon, maybe breaking hearts after his interview with ET’s, Laura Zima.
The ‘Wild ‘n’ Out’ star confesses that since his divorce with music icon, Mariah Carey, he no longer believes in marriage.
“My mindset has changed. I have done that. I don’t like doing things that I am not good at,” Nick says.
Ahead of a blind date with a listener from his radio show, ‘Nick Cannon Mornings’ on Power 106 in LA, he tells the channel, “I don’t believe in marriage anymore.”
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey were married in 2008. Their twins Moroccan and Monroe were born three years after. The two reported their lack of growth as the reason for their divorce. Mariah filed for divorce in 2014. The couple shortly reconciled in 2015, but ultimately decided to divorce in 2016. Although Mariah and Nick remained in each other’s good graces while co-parenting, the rapper/comedian admits that their marriage changed his views on the commitment.
“If you jumped out of a plane on time and it did not work out — you would not do it again, would you? I barely survived. Why would I jump out of the plane again?” He continued, “I mean, I am still working. I am growing. I was a broken soul, but now I am back out on the scene. I’m trying to fix myself. I’m trying to be the best me I can be, the best dad I can be, the best entrepreneur and young media mogul that I can be. So I’m really just focused on me and being the best, because, for some reason, I haven’t gotten this relationship thing right. I’m not good at it. I don’t like doing stuff that I’m not good at.”
Nick’s one request is to say to his 8-year old twins, at least: He is not a player.
“It’s the funniest thing, my kids call me a player. I was like, ‘Who taught you that word? Who’s been talking to you?’ And [Moroccan’s] like, ‘Dad you can’t be a player forever.’ I’m like, this is the worst.” Nick offers up.
As for Nick’s blind date with his radio show listener, Maggie Gutierrez, the celebrity was unable to look at her social media. He did make a note to his affiliates that he may not want his blind date to be a social media influencer though, stating he’s attracted to “authentic woman.”
He quotes, “Just [someone] being her authentic self. That’s rare these days to find someone who’s comfortable with being themselves and is not bombarded with society’s perception of what a woman should be… We’re trying to make this a true blind date like it’s like a real romantic comedy… Like, this is how it really happens. I didn’t look at any profiles. One suggestion I made, I said, hopefully, I don’t want her to be like, one of those people that have like a huge social media following and is an influencer, I just wanted a regular, everyday individual. I am a hopeless romantic, So I was like, to be able to engage with someone and kinda just have a real moment opposed to always being about, ‘Oh, I’m searching, I’m looking, I’m single. I’m trying to fall back on that.'”