NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey is going to be a mom.

The superstar singer confirmed on NBC television Thursday that she and husband Nick Cannon are expecting their first child. Carey says the baby is due in the spring.

Carey had declined to discuss her pregnancy, the subject of rampant speculation for months, until now.

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Carey and Cannon have been the subject of a baby watch since they got married after a whirlwind romance two years ago. Carey said the couple was actually surprised to discover that she was pregnant at that time, but she had a miscarriage soon afterward.

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