After months of rumors and media speculation, Mariah Carey is finally going on record with some big news. The 40-year-old singing sensation and her husband Nick Cannon, 30, have confirmed they are expecting their first child together!
In an interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush from inside the couple’s NYC pad, Mariah and Nick shared their happy news!
“Yes, we are pregnant, this is true!” Mariah told Billy of the baby that is due this spring. “It’s been a long journey. It’s been tough because I’ve been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy.”
Mariah became tired of hiding her joyous news.
“At this point, there is no choice. I either talk or I hibernate,” she said.
Mariah and Nick chose to stay secretive about the pregnancy, as they had some scares in the past. The couple opened up about the difficult process of overcoming a miscarriage during the holidays last year.
“It kind of shook us both and took us into a place that was really dark and difficult,” Mariah said of heartbreaking experiences. “When that happened… I wasn’t able to even talk to anybody about it. That was not easy.”
According to Nick, the miscarriage brought the couple closer together and spoke to Mariah’s strength.
“It definitely brought us closer together,” Nick shared. “It strengthened our relationship so much… She handled it so well.”
With the big secret out, the hot Hollywood couple plans to celebrate their big news with family and friends.
“The greatest gift on earth is a child,” Nick said. “We’ve had names picked out from the first day we met and we want to stay true to that.”
Catch Billy’s interview with the couple, via Today, below!