Nick Cannon Has “No Idea” Whether He’ll Be a Dad of 13 Anytime Soon… But Reportedly Isn’t Ruling It Out

Cannon officially has more kids than fingers — but apparently his hands aren’t full enough.

Nick Cannon is enjoying fatherhood times eleven… and counting. Talking to Billboard News at the Billboard live: R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players event, Cannon opened up about being a dad and whether he has plans to expand his brood to thirteen.

“I don’t know, man. I have no idea,” Cannon said of having more kids. Albeit, after welcoming four babies in 2022 alone, the Masked Singer host isn’t in any rush. “I think I’m good right now!” he added. But, that doesn’t sound like a hard no to us!

On Nov. 11, Cannon welcomed his eleventh child, whom he fathered with Abby De La Rosa. The announcement came just nine days after model Alyssa Scott revealed she is pregnant with Cannon’s twelfth child.

Cannon shares additional children with both De La Rosa and Scott, as well as with three other women.

He shares twin boys Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with De La Rosa. In August 2021, Cannon and Scott welcomed their first child together; however, their 5-month-old son, Zen, tragically passed from a brain tumor that December.

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The Wild ‘n Out host has three children with model Brittany Bell: sons Golden “Sagon” and Rise Messiah and daughter Powerful Queen. He also shares son Legendary Love with model Bre Tiesi and daughter Onyx Ice Cole with model LaNisha Cole.

Twins Monroe and Moroccan, whom he co-parents with ex-wife Mariah Carey, are 11 years old and Cannon’s eldest.

While being dad of 11 (soon-to-be dozen) of kids may seem like a lot to manage, Cannon says showing up for his kids is his “number one priority.” He told Billboard News, “I wake up being a father thinking about my kids and everything else comes after that.”

They also fuel his work ethic and inspiration. “My kids are definitely the creative force in all that I do,” he said. “They’re the funniest, most innovative, best questions…every project I’m working on now is through their eyes.”

Despite the recent roast Cannon received by a Masked Singer contestant this season, going for Baby No. 13 may still be on the table. What can we say? The man loves being a dad!

As always, we’ll keep you abreast as Cannon’s baby saga continues. 

Emily Weaver
Emily is a NYC-based freelance entertainment and lifestyle writer — though, she’ll never pass up the opportunity to talk about women’s health and sports (she thrives during the Olympics). Read more