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!