Nick Cannon says monogamy isn’t ‘healthy,’ claims all his children were planned

"I feel like that gets into the space of selfishness and ownership," said Cannon of monogamy.

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Nick Cannon isn’t a fan of monogamy.

The TV personality-actor-entrepreneur appeared on The Language of Love podcast Wednesday and shared with Dr. Laura Berman his thoughts on monogamy. Cannon, 41, didn’t find the practice to be a healthy one.

“Married is not single. When you allow the government and paperwork to come in and say, ‘This is a bond, this is a covenant’ … you’re not single,” he began.

TV personality and entrepreneur NIck Cannon (above) appeared on “The Language of Love” podcast Wednesday and shared with Dr. Laura Berman his thoughts on monogamy. (Photo: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)

“You can still make covenants without getting the government involved, where two people say, ‘We choose to be monogamous because we value this so much, we don’t want anyone to be a part of this energy we have,’ and I don’t feel like that’s healthy,” continued Cannon. “I don’t think monogamy is healthy. I feel like that gets into the space of selfishness and ownership.”

Cannon has been married once to pop superstar Mariah Carey. They were wed from 2008 to 2016 and share 10-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe. Since his divorce, Cannon has been in other relationships and is now the father of seven. He shares 4-year-old Golden “Sagon” and 14-month-old Powerful Queen with Brittany Bell, and 7-month-old twins, Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, with Abby De La Rosa.

In December, Cannon announced that his five-month-old, Zen, with Alyssa Scott, died of brain cancer, theGrio previously reported. The following month, Cannon confirmed that he was expecting his eighth child with model-realtor Bre Tiesi, theGrio also reported.

Cannon told Dr. Berman that fathering so many children was not necessarily a surprise to him when she asked if “most of these pregnancies were unplanned.”

“I’m never gonna say that,” he said.

“I’m going to take full responsibility. Any woman that I know that I have unprotected sex with, there’s the potential to have a child,” continued Cannon. “So I feel like if I have unprotected sex with anyone I know – because one, I value everything about me so much, if I’ve gotten to that point where I say, ‘I can take off this condom,’ I’m gonna say, ‘She could be the mother of my child.'”

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Nick Cannon attends “Thoughts Of A Colored Man” opening night at Golden Theatre in October 2021 in New York City. (Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Cannon emphasized that he did not see himself having a child with every woman he is intimate with as he is “the biggest germ freak in the world.”

“Every woman that I have a child with,” he said, “there is definitely a conversation about, ‘Wow, how amazing would this be?’ I feel like every woman I have a child with are amazing mothers, and there was a thought process going into like, ‘Man, she would be an amazing mother, she’s desired children, I can’t wait to see what type of mother she would be.'”

“So, in saying that,” Cannon contended, “I would say that they’re all planned.”

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