'You're single-handedly repopulating the earth': Andy Cohen ribs Nick Cannon as he welcomes child No 12
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Talk show host Andy Cohen, famous for hosting CNN's New Year's Eve countdown, prodded actor Nick Cannon about his dozen children on live TV and even asked him if he would consider a vasectomy.
Cannon, 42, appeared via video link from a party in the Bahamas while Cohen was hosting from Times Square in New York with Anderson Cooper. The veteran actor has gained a reputation for having several children with various women and just recently welcomed another daughter in December 2022. 'The Misfits' star shares a total of 12 children with six women, including his ex-wife Mariah Carey with whom he shares 11-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan.
"You are single-handedly repopulating the earth, I give it up to you man," Cohen told Cannon on Saturday, December 31. "What is your plan here? What is your end game with the kids? You want to keep going? Or is there a number? Do you want to hit 20?" he quipped. "Clearly, I don't have a plan" Cannon responded, adding, "That should've been clear from the jump." The actor and rapper expressed his gratitude for the relationships he has and his family, albeit he avoided a definite answer to how many children he wanted to stop at. "A vasectomy?" Cohen asked. "Is that what you want me to get?" Cannon quipped in response, adding, "My body, my choice." "Yes, yes that is right," Cohen cheered, adding, "That is right. Good for you. Good answer." Cannon had his hands full on Christmas Day in order to ensure all of his brood were happy. "I was Saint Nick traveling on my sleigh throughout the nation making sure all the kids is happy," he joked.
Cannon most recently welcomed a daughter with model Alyssa Scott on December 14. The new addition to the family, named Halo Marie Cannon, marked the arrival of Cannon's twelfth child and Scott's third. The mother shared a moving video that reflected on welcoming their daughter just a year after the death of the pair's son Zen, who lost his life at five months due to brain cancer. Scott noted the significance of Halo's arrival. "December 14, 2022. Our lives are forever changed," she captioned the post. "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 every day. I will hold onto this memory forever," Scott continued, adding, "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." She added, "My sweet girl, I got my surprise!! We love you Halo Marie Cannon!"
This comes after Cannon's other ex Abby De La Rosa shared a heartwarming video of their newborn baby on her Instagram. Rosa welcomed a baby girl named Zeppelin. She and Cannon also share one-year-old twins, Zion and Zillion. In September, Cannon welcomed another son named Rise Messiah Cannon with Brittany Bell, with whom he shares a son Golden, five, and a daughter Powerful Queen, two. And less than two weeks before Rise's birth, Cannon welcomed daughter Onyx into the world with former 'The Price Is Right' model Lanisha Cole. In July, Cannon's girlfriend Bre Tiesi delivered her firstborn son named Legendary, who became Cannon's eighth child, according to the Daily Mail.