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Nick Cannon Declares Monogamy Is Unhealthy, Feels It Creates A 'Space Of Selfishness And Ownership'

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Feb. 17 2022, Published 6:59 a.m. ET

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Nick Cannon is opening up about how his large family came to be.

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The 41-year-old is currently expecting his eighth child with model Bre Tiesi. He is already a dad to 10-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with Mariah Carey. He welcomed another set of twins, Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, in June 2021 with Abby De La Rosa. He also has four-year-old son Golden and one-year-old daughter Powerful Queen with Brittany Bell. Sadly, his seventh child, Zen, whom he shared with Alyssa Scott, passed away in November 2021.

The Nick Cannon Show host appeared on the "The Language of Love" podcast with Dr. Laura Berman on Wednesday, February 16, where he was asked whether all of the pregnancies were planned.

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The comedian said he knows if he has unprotected sex with a woman, there is a chance she could get pregnant. "So I feel like if I have unprotected sex with anyone I know — because one, I value everything about me so much, if I've gotten to that point where I say, 'I can take off this condom,' I'm gonna say, 'She could be the mother of my child,'" he explained to the host.

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The Wild 'n Out alum clarified that he does not have unprotected sex with everyone because he is a "germaphobe." He revealed he had a conversation with the women he has children with beforehand about "how amazing" it would be to have a kid together.

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"I feel like every woman I have a child with are amazing mothers, and there was a thought process going into like, 'Man, she would be an amazing mother, she's desired children, I can't wait to see what type of mother she would be,'" Cannon said. "So, in saying that, I would say that they're all planned."

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Cannon also shared his thoughts on monogamy, saying he does not see himself as someone in a polyamorous relationship. "To define me is to confine me," he stated. The comedian explained he considers people who are married to be "not single."

"You can still make covenants without getting the government involved, where two people say, 'We choose to be monogamous because we value this so much, we don't want anyone to be a part of this energy we have,'" he continued, noting he doesn't think monogamy is a healthy dynamic. "I feel like that gets into the space of selfishness and ownership."

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Cannon added that he and Carey coparent their children well, but he admitted he struggles to define relationships or love. He said all of his baby mamas are very confident and secure in themselves to be able to deal with his dynamic.

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Nevertheless, he admitted it's difficult to get all of his baby mamas together for family gatherings or the holidays. "They probably have their guards up," he confessed. "Why can't I have a companionship or a friendship with this person, this person, and this person and we all coexist?"

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However, he would love the mothers of his children to be friends. While he noted they don't have a problem with each other, Cannon confirmed they're not all buddy-buddy.

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Despite the mothers' dynamics, his goal is to be the "best father I can be." However, given the nature of his relationships and the number of children he has, he does expect a lot of the women to leave him eventually.

He stressed that his baby mamas know he is not going to be monogamous with them. "I am a better friend and companion than I am a boyfriend," he knowingly stated.

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