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

Nick Cannon announced on his radio show Thursday that his wife is expecting twins.

Said Cannon on New York’s 92.3 station: “I haven’t even told my wife I doing this so I’m probably gonna get yelled at for not getting permission. … We are having twins!”

Mariah Carey’s publicist Cindi Berger confirmed the news as well.

WATCH THIS VIDEO ABOUT MARIAH CAREY’S PREGNANCY
[NBCVIDEO source=”UNIWIDGET” video=”http://widgets.nbcuni.com/singleclip/singleclip_v1.swf?CXNID=1000004.08052NXC&WID=4a784acd2b1a7e80&clipID=1265504&wName=The Grio Video Widget” w=”400″ h=”400″]

Cannon said two VIPs did get the scoop: President Barack Obama and wife Michelle. Carey told the first couple during a taping of a “Christmas in Washington” show.

Cannon added: “Both babies are healthy, in tiptop shape.”

Carey, 40, and Cannon, 30, have been the subject of a baby watch since they got married after a whirlwind romance two years ago.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.