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Nick Cannon Says Monogamy Isn’t ‘Healthy’

Written by on February 17, 2022

Nick Cannon continues to make his personal life public.

After serenading his ex-wife Mariah Carey on his Valentine’s Day song “Alone,” the father of eight is opening up about whether or not he planned to have so many children.

Speaking with Dr. Laura Berman on “The Language of Love” podcast, he was asked if “most of these pregnancies were unplanned.”

“I’m never gonna say that,” said Cannon, who says he takes “full responsibility” for fathering all his kids.

“Any woman that I know that I have unprotected sex with, there’s the potential to have a child,” he said, according to PEOPLE. “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.’”

However, Cannon insists that he is particular about who he has unprotected sex with. “I’m the biggest germ freak in the world,” he said.

“Every woman that I have a child with, 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.’”

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

The daytime talk show host also shared his views on monogamy, saying that he only considers himself or someone else as “not single” if they are married.

“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,” added Cannon. “I don’t think monogamy is healthy. I feel like that gets into the space of selfishness and ownership.”

Earlier this week, Cannon made it clear that he still has feelings for Carey, the mother of his 10-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe. He dedicated his song “Alone” to his ex while acknowledging his reputation.

“As much as I want you back / It’s probably better where you at / ‘Cause I’m still running the streets / I’m still all in the sheets / Having babies, models and singers and actresses saying they pregnant by me,” he sings.

In addition to his twins, Cannon is father to 4-year-old Golden and 14-month-old Powerful Queen, whom he shares with Brittany Bell. He also has 7-month-old twins, Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, with Abby De La Rosa.

In December, his 5-month-old son, Zen, whom he shares with model Alyssa Scott, died from brain cancer.

The Cannon family continues to grow. Last month, he announced that he is expecting his eighth child with model Bre Tiesi.