Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Officially Confirm Their Pregnancy

"Yes, we are pregnant!"

Yay!!! At last … Mariah Carey has officially confirmed what pretty much everyone on Earth was sure of … she and hubby Nick Cannon are PREGS with their first child! Mr. & Mrs. Cannon officially broke the news to Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush on The Today Show earlier today. While the couple are extremely thrilled to be expecting their first child together now, their happiness wasn’t always so … when pregnancy rumors first started for the couple 2 years ago, Mimi sadly reveals that she had a miscarriage a month after she first discovered she was pregnant. But, that sadness is gone now, cuz Mariah and Nick are officially expecting their first child together:

“Yes, we are pregnant. This is true,” Carey, 41, said on the Today show Thursday morning as part of a sneak peek at a three-part Access Hollywood interview. “It’s been a long journey. It’s been tough because I’ve been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy.” Husband Nick Cannon, 30, joined the interview to talk about the “absolutely emotional” news, adding, “The greatest gift on earth is a child.” Carey, who also told of a miscarriage two years ago, would not reveal her due date. She would only say “it’s still early” and “expecting is great.” Ever-supportive Cannon said of the loss, “It strengthened our relationship so much … she handled it so well.” The news, of course, won’t surprise those who have followed the couple’s coy references to pregnancy and babies over the past few months. Rumors flew as the expanding singer seemed to bloom a little more every week, and both Cannon and Carey have spoken about their desire for children. In August, Carey fanned the flames by stepping out in Brazil wearing a maternity dress. She quickly addressed the ensuing frenzy, explaining she is “superstitious” about pregnancy and promising, “When the time is right, everyone will know.” Days later, Cannon gushed about his wife’s motherly instincts, telling PEOPLE that “she’s very nurturing.” But not until now have they admitted they’re soon to welcome their own bundle of joy. Now that the news is out, people will clamor to know the sex of the child. The couple wouldn’t say yet, but eventually Carey will cave, because she loves to decorate.

You may recall that Thandie Newton inadvertently spilled the beans about Mariah‘s pregnancy on yesterday’s episode of The View … but now that we’ve learned the HAPPY HAPPY NEWS straight from Mimi‘s mouth, we can officially offer our congratulations and love to the happy family. This is just the best news ever … even tho we all pretty much knew she was pregs, it’s so exciting to hear the news from Mimi … especially when we see the elation on her face. After the jump, check out video of Mariah and Nick‘s big pregnancy announcement earlier today on The Today Show


This is just so great … I couldn’t be more thrilled for Mariah and Nick. But, now that the cat is out of the bag the couple will be forced to deal with the intense scrutiny of the media, scrutiny that Mariah and Nick are at this point in their careers very well aware of. So, I guess that’s it … Mariah Carey is pregnant … let her Bump Watch officially get underway!

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  1. amanda

    omggggg no wayy!!!!!!1

  2. amanda

    (sarcasm)

  3. Panti Christ

    “The couple wouldn’t say yet, but eventually Carey will cave, because she loves to decorate. ” – REALLY? Is that why she’ll cave? CAVE!? Why can’t it be that she’ll just ‘share’ when she’s good n ready! Meh – anyways, congratulations are 110% in order! Mazel Tov!

  4. C

    i couldnt wait till you posted this…i feel so bad that she miscarried and thats why she probably waited so long to confirm this pregnancy…can’t wait!

  5. ahhhh Trent… i knew you’d have this posted bright and early this morning. got the news a little earlier on the East Coast here and it was only a matter of time before you’d post the deets on your favourite diva, Mimi. congratulations for her… it’s been a long time coming!

  6. Roze

    I hope her and the baby will be OK, since she is having her so much later in life. Can’t imgine how hard it would be being pregnant at 41. I was pregnant at 20 and it was hard! especially on my back..

  7. bob

    How incredibly sad to miscarry. I COMPLETELY understand why they wanted to keep it to themselves for a bit. I hope she has a safe pregnancy. We know the paps won’t leave them alone now.

  8. Denise

    I’m so glad for Mimi. I know she’s waited awhile for this, and she deserves to be happy.

  9. Cheyenne

    Kept it a secret long enough. She’s probably due next month

  10. nicole

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! – i”ve been holding that in for way too long.
    congrats to nick & mimi.

  11. Ashely

    I knew it. I’m so happy for Mariah and Nick. I can’t wait to see little Mariah. It was shocking that she had a miscarriage I didn’t expect her to say that but I’m happy for her now

  12. krissy

    I am very happy for them, but it is so sad she miscarried. I hope this reminds people why they need to cut women some slack, and not get so obsessed with baby bumps.

  13. Lynne

    I <3 Mariah! Congrats to the couple! :)

  14. CHASE

    Worst. Kept. Secret. Ever.

  15. Mariah

    FINALLY! I’m happy for them. That baby will have LOTS to eat, if Mariah decides to breast feed. Yup.

  16. Tracy

    I’m really happy for them both. Congrats to the parents to be.

  17. jane

    awwww sooooo cool! mariah carey’s the cutest, and i love her.

  18. I am SO HAPPY for them!!!! Even as a non-celeb, I can see why couples would decide to hold out on their pregnancy announcements until they are completely sure.

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