After months of media speculation, Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon are ready to break their silence for the first time. On tonight’s “Access Hollywood” Mariah tells Billy Bush in an exclusive sit-down interview from inside the couple’s Manhattan home that she is expecting her first child with Nick, due this spring. Portions of the interview aired on NBC’s “Today” this morning.
“Yes, we are pregnant, this is true!” she says. “It’s been a long journey. It’s been tough because I’ve been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy.”
Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush sits down with Mariah Carey, who is breaking her big news — she’s expecting her first child with husband Nick Cannon. Also, with Nick by her side, the pair opens up about Mariah’s devastating miscarriage not quite two years ago.
Now for the first time, the superstar singer says she’s finally ready to set the record straight and confront the intense media speculation, “At this point, there is no choice. I either talk or I hibernate.”
In an intimate interview with “Access Hollywood” anchor Billy Bush she and Nick speak candidly about their journey together, which included a terrifying miscarriage they experienced not quite two years ago. Mariah and Nick were getting ready to tell their friends and family the good news that they were expecting over the holidays when they found out she was no longer pregnant.
“It kind of shook us both and took us into a place that was really dark and difficult,” says Mariah when speaking about the miscarriage. “When that happened… I wasn’t able to even talk to anybody about it. That was not easy.”
After the miscarriage, Nick says the experience has made them stronger as a couple and he admires Mariah’s strength, “It definitely brought us closer together. It strengthened our relationship so much… she handled it so well.”
Now that the word is out, Mariah and Nick say they plan to celebrate together and with their friends and family. “The greatest gift on earth is a child,” says Nick. “We’ve had names picked out from the first day we met and we want to stay true to that.”
Carey has a new CD– Merry Christmas II You –due out November 2nd.
For more, tune in to “Access Hollywood Live” Thursday, October 28th or visit accesshollywood.com/access-exclusive
To see Billy’s complete interview, tune in to “Access Hollywood” on Thursday, October 28th and Friday, October 29th.
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