Who Are the Mothers of Nick Cannon's 12 Children? Breaking Down His Family Tree
Actor and host Nick Cannon was a child star before he had kids of his own. The TV personality started his career as a rapper before finding that he had the charisma to perform well in a variety of settings.
In 2008, he and music superstar Mariah Carey were wed. The marriage lasted for six years, during which they had two kids. But while Nick's relationship with Mariah may be his most famous, she's not his only baby mama. Let's take a closer look at Nick Cannon's kids and their moms.
Who are Nick Cannon's baby mamas? First, he and Mariah Carey had twins in 2011.
During his marriage to Mariah, the couple had twins named Moroccan and Monroe, who were born on their third wedding anniversary in April 2011. Monroe is named after Marilyn Monroe, while Moroccan is named after the style of the room where Nick proposed to Mariah. Moroccan's middle name is Scott, which is also Nick's middle name and his grandmother's maiden name.
After his marriage to Mariah, Nick Cannon went on to have two kids with Brittany Bell in 2017 and 2020.
In 2017, Nick had his third child with then-girlfriend Brittany Bell, who is a model. They named their baby boy Golden "Sagon" Cannon. At the time, Nick shared the news of Golden's birth on his Instagram page.
"Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning!" he wrote in the photo's caption. "No matter how hard the world may hit you, God always reminds us of our purpose! Welcome to Earth, son."
Brittany and Nick then welcomed a daughter in December 2020 named Powerful Queen Cannon. Brittany shared the news with fans and well-wishers on Instagram with an emotional post in which she also revealed that she had Powerful via water birth.
Nick and Abby De La Rosa welcomed twins in June 2021.
While it's unclear when exactly Nick began dating DJ Abby De La Rosa, Abby shared a slew of photos on April 11, 2021 detailing how lucky she was to be a soon-to-be-mother of two sons. Nick appeared in some of the pics, standing alongside Abby as she held her baby bump.
"Our dearest sons — my miracle babies ... Thank you for choosing me to be your Mommy," she wrote. "I know the Lord has destined me and prepared me for the gift of not one but two little angels. I pray that God give you both the strength to walk brave and boldly in your individual truth just like your daddy."
On June 14, 2021, Abby shared a candid clip confirming the birth of her and Nick's twins. "Welcome to the world, Zion Mixolydian Cannon & Zillion Heir Cannon," the star wrote accompanying the image of her and her two children.
Fans were quick to share their excitement for Abby's newfound motherhood, but it appears Nick had more to share in the near future, telling fans to "stay tuned" for even more baby-related details.
Nick welcomed his seventh child in June 2021 with Alyssa Scott, but tragically, their baby son died that same year.
In July of 2021, former Wild 'N Out model Alyssa Scott announced the birth of Nick's seventh child, named Zen Cannon. Alyssa posted to Instagram for the happy occasion — revealing that the child was born on June 23, 2021, just a little over a week after Nick's twins with Abby were born.
News of a seventh child for Nick was first hinted at in a May Instagram post, in which the gorgeous model posted a sideways picture of her in a mirror showing off a rather large baby bump. But what really got social media talking was her caption.
"Zen S. Cannon," she wrote.
Her short caption served as the first confirmation that she was indeed expecting a child with the Wild 'N Out creator. The news was then further confirmed on Father's Day, when Alyssa posted a sweet message followed by a picture of her and Nick.
Tragically, Nick shared in December 2021 that Zen had died at only 5 months old. On his eponymous TV show, Nick revealed that Zen had been diagnosed with hydrocephalus as well as a malignant brain tumor. His death occurred after his health took a turn for the worse over Thanksgiving weekend. Nick also praised Alyssa for her strength throughout the tragic experience.
Nick welcomed his eighth child in June 2022 with Bre Tiesi.
Per TMZ, Nick and real estate agent/model Bre Tiesi appeared to host a baby shower in January 2022 to reveal that they were expecting a boy together. In July, Bre officially announced that Legendary Love Cannon was born on June 28.
"It's still so surreal to me that we MADE this angel," she later captioned an Instagram pic of the new family. "To look at his precious face and see pieces of us both is the most indescribable feeling."
Nick welcomed his ninth child in September 2022 with model LaNisha Cole.
On Sept. 15, 2022, Nick took to Instagram once again to announce that LaNisha Cole gave birth to his ninth child, a daughter named Onyx Ice Cole Cannon.
"God has given me and @MissLanishaCole the privilege of hosting an angel here on earth," Nick wrote in his lengthy message where he vowed "to protect, provide, guide and love this child to the best of my abilities."
Addressing the haters online who have joked about Nick's willingness to have so many children, the entertainer took a firm stance in defense of his baby mommas.
"As we all know, I am not easily triggered and have quite tough skin and have always been an open book, but not everyone in my family has that same level of strength. So I pray and ask others to please project all criticism and cynicism towards me and not the loving and precious mothers of my children," he wrote alongside the baby reveal.
Nick welcomed his 10th child in September 2022 with Brittany Bell.
Abby De La Rosa is not the only one of Nick's baby mamas to get pregnant again by the star in less than two years. On Aug. 24, 2022, Nick announced that he's expecting his eleventh child. The mom-to-be is Brittany Bell, with whom he already shares son Golden and daughter Powerful Queen.
Nick shared a behind-the-scenes video of their maternity photo shoot, in which Brittany appeared to be pretty far along.
"Time stopped and this happened," he wrote, adding the hashtags #sunshine and #sonRISE. Brittany and Nick welcomed their third child together, Rise Messiah Cannon, in September 2022.
Nick welcomed his 11th child in November 2022 with Abby De La Rosa.
On June 3, 2022, Abby De La Rosa confirmed via Instagram that she was once again expecting a child with Nick after welcoming twins Zion and Zillion in 2021. Per Page Six, she revealed in an Instagram Live that her due date is Oct. 25, 2022.
When asked by fans how she feels about Nick having fathered so many kids with so many different women, Abby said she's "not looking for anyone to understand or agree."
"For me, my children having so many siblings is cool to me," she added. "Children are a blessing in whatever capacity that may be."
On Nov. 11, Nick and Abby welcomed their third child together, a baby girl named Zeppelin Cannon.
Nick welcomed his 12th child in December 2022 with model Alyssa Scott.
Just one year after the death of their son Zen, Alyssa and Nick welcomed a baby girl on Dec. 14, 2022. The couple confirmed the arrival of Nick's 12th child in an emotional video posted by the model, dedicated to their son on Instagram.
"December 14, 2022. Our lives are forever changed," she captioned the heartwarming video. "Zen is in every breath I take. I know his spirit was with us in the room that morning. I know he is watching down on us, he shows me signs every day. I will hold onto this memory forever. I will remember the sound of Nick's voice saying 'it’s a girl' and the look of everything we’ve been through flash across his face. I will remember the sound of her crying out with her first breath and feeling her heartbeat against mine. My sweet girl, I got my surprise!"
The couple named their daughter Halo Marie Cannon.