Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s marriage is dead in the water. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s reports that they have been sleeping in separate beds comes another one to say that divorce attorneys have already drawn up all financial and custodial arrangements, and they’re working on the finishing touches.
You can blame Kim Kardashian for the demise of this marriage, TMZ reports. There’s 6 years of apparent marital bliss and a happy family life gone down the drain.
However, she didn’t do anything on purpose to ruin things for Mariah and Nick. In March this year, Cannon did a series of promotional interviews, and in his typical loose-lipped fashion also agreed to name 5 female celebrities he’d slept with.
One of them was Kim Kardashian, whom Nick dated for a hot second between September 2006 to January 2007, before breaking up with her because she’d lied to him about the existence of her now-world famous adult tape with Brandy’s brother, Ray J.
According to insiders close to Mariah speaking to TMZ, hearing him brag about the women he’d bedded in public like that broke her heart. However, hearing Kim’s name mentioned did the worst damage, for a reason that the celebrity e-zine fails to disclose.
“We're told Mariah tore into Nick for weeks, feeling humiliated and the relationship never recovered,” says the report.
To make matters even worse, Nick did another interview shortly after this one, and this time, he talked about how Mariah would not sleep with him until after they were married. “She went nuclear,” TMZ would have us believe.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Nick and Mariah’s marital problems or, if you will, the final straw. “Mariah feels Nick has abandoned her by taking every gig that's on the table, when they don't need the money. She's especially angry because it keeps him away from their kids,” TMZ says.
At the same time, Nick often points out to Mariah that he put no less than $75 million (€56.5 million) since 2011 by working as much as he does so, the way he sees it, she has exactly zero reasons to complain.
Nick is also unhappy because Mariah has become “impossible” to live with because she surrounds herself with only “yes men,” which means he can’t say anything to her that might displease her, even if it’s constructive criticism, without her going crazy.
Yesterday’s report claimed that the reason for the imminent split was Nick’s drinking, which had gotten out of control. TMZ claims differently. It also says that there are no ifs and buts about the divorce, as it’s a done deal.
The two separated in May and “divorce lawyers have been negotiating a property settlement and custody agreement for months.”