Alyssa Scott has broken her silence after Nick Cannon confirmed he's expecting his eighth child following the death of their five-month-old son.
Scott responded to Cannon's baby news by posting a statement on Instagram to thank people for their support during this time. "I always say Zen expanded my heart in ways I never thought possible," she wrote. "He filled that space with compassion, knowing I would need that most."
"It is painful having my son be apart of conversations that aren't in alignment with his light and legacy. It isn't something I chose for him or myself," she added.
Despite mourning her young son, Scott assured fans she is at peace. "I look at everyone's predicament with loving eyes. I will not judge. I will consciously decide what I will participate in. I am surrounded by love," she maintained. "God, my mom, dad, sister, brother and daughter continue to carry me."
She also took to her Instagram Story to explain she and Cannon knew since August that their son would have a short life. "I am eternally grateful he was in the arms of the people who loved him most," she wrote alongside a photo of Zen being held by a family member. "I know we were fully present and with him in these moments. We love you Zen. We got you down here baby boy."
Meanwhile, the Drumline alum explained on The Nick Cannon Show on Monday, January 31, that he and Tiesi learned she was expecting before Zen passed away.
Cannon explained he wanted to hold off on sharing the news of his eighth child to respect Scott's grieving process. He added that after photos of him and Tiesi at a gender reveal party emerged online over the weekend, he felt he needed to confirm they have a baby on the way.
Cannon shares 10-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with Mariah Carey, as well as four-year-old son Golden and one-year-old daughter Powerful Queen with Brittany Bell. He is also a father to seven-month-old twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with Abby De La Rosa. Cannon and Scott welcomed Zen in June 2021.