Actor Nick Cannon is the father of seven kids, whom he shares with five different women including Mariah CareyBrittany BellAbby de la Rosa and Alyssa Scott. Now, he has baby number eight on the way with model Bre Tiesi.

“I did it. An all natural unmedicated home birth,” the model captioned her Instagram birth announcement. “This was the most humbling / limit pushing yet awakening and completely empowering experience. Daddy showed the f up for us. I couldn’t of done it without you.”

The Nick Cannon Show host’s eldest twins, Monroe and Moroccan Scott, were born in 2011. He shares them with his ex-wife Mariah, whom he was married to from 2008 to 2016. He then welcomed Golden “Sagon” Cannon with Brittany in 2017 followed by daughter Powerful Queen Cannon in 2020.

The following year, Nick’s partner Abby gave birth to twins Zion and Zillion. In addition, Alyssa also welcomed son Zen with Nick in 2021. The Masked Singer star announced in December 2021 that the 5-month-old died after suffering from a brain tumor.

The Wild ’N Out star revealed the tragic news during the December 2021 episode of his talk show. He said when Zen was about 2 months old, he began to develop what they thought was a sinus issue and his head also appeared large. Doctors found a tumor in his brain after initially thinking there was fluid building up, and the newborn was required to have immediate surgery. 

Nick said Zen’s condition worsened around Thanksgiving when the tumor began to grow very quickly. The Drumline star spent the previous weekend in California, where he held his son for the last time during a trip to the ocean. 

The TV host stunned fans when he revealed on January 31, 2022, that he was expecting an eighth child — a baby boy —  with model Bre Tiesi. “This was always in the back of my mind, like, ‘What is the right time? How do I share this?’” he explained on The Nick Cannon Show. “I wanted to definitely respect the grieving process with Alyssa, and Bre was respectful enough — she held off making our announcements and speaking on social media.”

After Nick’s announcement, Bre shared an Instagram video of her prominent baby bump in a tight white dress while at the pair’s beachside gender reveal party. “Been keeping you safe in my belly from this world as long as I could … you are surrounded by so much love. Mommy and daddy can’t wait to meet you,” Bre gushed in the video’s caption.

The Love Don’t Cost a Thing actor has previously been questioned by fans for his lifestyle choices, especially after welcoming four babies within the same year. He opened up about “why” he has “so many kids” during an appearance on The Breakfast Club.

“The idea that a man should have one woman … we shouldn’t have anything. I have no ownership over this person,” Nick said, adding that “every woman” he’s been with knows how he “feels.”

“It’s about what exchange we can create together. So, I’ve never really subscribed to that mentality,” the All That alum continued. “I don’t want ownership over anybody. I don’t have ownership over any of the mothers. We created a beautiful entity.”

The San Diego native noted that having children isn’t his “decision” and he has been “following suit.”

“Those women, all women, are the ones that open themselves up and say ‘I would like to allow this man in my world. And I will birth this child,’” Nick explained. 

Keep scrolling to see photos of Nick’s seven children.


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