Say it ain’t so! Rumors are swirling that Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey are headed for Splitsville. The oft-reliable Page Six is reporting that the pair has been living separately, meaning that Mariah is at home while Nick is bouncing between hotels and his grandparent’s house. Naturally, both of their reps are hush-hush on the whole situation, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. And of course, it doesn’t mean that our emotions aren’t swirling.
On the one hand, how can a couple so in love that they renew their vows every single year and make a video like this ever break up? What hope does that give for the rest of us?
And yet, the concept of someone putting up with Mariah’s diva ways for the rest of her life is kind of unfathomable. Who will help her walk up the steps into her private jet in those stilettos now?
Although, watching her do it on her own might bring us more joy.
We loved Nick and Mariah together, but mostly just because we loved Nick. He tamed the untameable and seemed to bring Mariah down to earth.
However, the gossip mill is reporting that Mariah hired extra security to keep Nick away from other women in Las Vegas. That is definitely not down-to-earth behavior, but if Nick was cheating it changes everything. No one messes with Mimi.
And what about “dem babies!?” Their twins Moroccan and Monroe are three years old now and are no doubt accustomed to a certain level of luxury. We doubt Nick will be able to compete with Mariah’s diamond encrusted life should they really divorce.
He does come off as the fun parent though, which makes him worth his weight in gold.
Sigh. At least the twins have each other.
We hope for everyone’s sake that these two can work it out, but aren’t holding our breath.
They never really did seem to “go” together. Sure, it was great that the older woman scored the younger guy in Hollywood for once, but he just seemed like a puppet in her fairytale world.
And still, we can’t picture them apart.
Clearly we aren’t alone in our emotional distress. The Twitterverse is dealing with the news the only way they know how… hilariously:
if mariah carey and nick cannon split i will personally turn death valley to death sea with tears from my own eyeballs
— cool dad (@rahtzee) August 20, 2014
Nick Cannon is hosting America’s Got Talent the day after he & Mariah Carey split. That’s the kind of courage we’re lacking in this country.
— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) August 20, 2014
Is Taylor Swift’s new song about Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s divorce
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) August 19, 2014
On that note, let’s take the time to mull this over with a good old-fashioned “Shake It Off” off. Forget Team Nick or Team Mariah, what about Team Taylor?