"Zen's Light and presence shining over little miss Halo and Mommy and Daddy!" Cannon wrote alongside a clip of the three of them walking on the beach. "What a beautiful day to remind us all that there is a higher power and God's Energy and frequency to keep us all going under his grace and mercy even in the midst of challenges. ❤️🙏🏾@itsalyssaemm."
The television host and model, 29, have managed to move forward after their baby boy lost his battle with a rare form of brain cancer, a high-grade glioma.
"I always noticed he had a little — to me it felt like a sinus thing. It was like a cough. And I just wanted to check it out. Sometimes, early on … babies get fluid in their lungs. So we thought, he’ll cough it out," Cannon recalled during an episode of his now-canceled talk show.
After the patriarch and Scott had their child looked at by a doctor, their entire lives took a drastic turn. "Immediately we had to have surgery, brain surgery," he noted. "We put a shunt in his head, and we were hoping for the best."
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Unfortunately, Zen succumbed to his illness. "I wanted to make sure that I had allowed the sun to rise, to hold my son … for the last time," the Drumline actor said of his last moments with his little boy.
"People keep asking me how I’m doing I say, ‘I’m vertical, I’m standing and you know that’s a good start,'" he added. "Yesterday, it was a little easier than today because yesterday I was so laser-focused and even numb. I just knew I just had to get it done. Today, I’m a little torn. I’m a little confused. Because it’s a hurting thing. I’m grieving."
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One year later, Cannon and the social media star welcomed their little girl — Halo Marie Cannon — into their lives. "Our lives are forever changed ❤️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 everyday. I will hold onto this memory forever," Scott wrote while announcing her daughter's birth. "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 matriarch concluded. "We love you Halo Marie Cannon! 🤍."