Mariah Carey seeking 'primary custody' of twins with Nick Cannon after actor welcomes 12th child: Sources

Mariah Carey seeking 'primary custody' of twins with Nick Cannon after actor welcomes 12th child: Sources
Sources reportedly said that Mariah Carey was seeking sole custody of the twins Moroccan and Monroe, whom she shares with ex-husband ex-husband Nick Cannon, as he recently welcomed his 12th child (Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Imag

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Mariah Carey is reportedly seeking primary custody of her twins with ex-husband Nick Cannon after the actor's growing number of children made her have second thoughts about sharing Moroccan and Monroe's custody with him.

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The 'Monster House' actor made waves after he recently welcomed his 12th child with model Alyssa Scott, a daughter named Halo Marie Cannon. The couple also shared their late son Zen, who tragically succumbed to brain cancer as an infant. Cannon welcomed his 11th child, which is his third with broadcaster Abby De La Rosa, into the world just a few weeks ago. Meanwhile, he also shares a son with model Bre Tiesi, a daughter with model LaNisha Cole and three children with model Brittany Bell.

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Speaking to Radar Online, sources said that Carey and Cannon have had an amicable joint custody arrangement since their 2014 divorce, but she's going to seek primary custody nonetheless. "The reality of the situation is that Monroe and Moroccan are usually with Mariah anyway. Nick doesn't see much of them," the insider said, albeit noting that he was a loving father and tried to see them as much as possible. "But she wants to put him on notice that he can't just flit in and out of their lives while he attends to his other children. And she wants legal standing as the twins' primary caregiver," sources added.

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(L-R) TV personality Nick Cannon, Moroccan Scott Cannon, singer Mariah Carey and Monroe Cannon at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
TV personality Nick Cannon, Moroccan Scott Cannon, singer Mariah Carey and Monroe Cannon at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017, in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Insiders clarified that Carey was not trying to punish her ex-husband and that the 'We Belong Together' hitmaker only wanted what she felt was best for their children. This comes just weeks after other sources told RadarOnline that Carey had asked the 'Wild 'n Out' host to spend more time with their twins. On the other hand, Cannon recently chimed in on his family commitments and spoke frankly about the difficulty of balancing his career with fatherhood. "Being a father of multiple kids, it's always the biggest guilt on me is that I don't get to spend enough time with all my children," the comedian admitted during a recent episode of the Paramount+ series 'The Check-up with Dr. David Angus.' "One 'cause I'm constantly working and two because I'm just spread thin," he explained.

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(L-R) Monroe Cannon, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, and Moroccan Scott Cannon (top) attend Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 24, 2018 in Inglewood, California.
Monroe Cannon, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, and Moroccan Scott Cannon (top) attend Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 24, 2018, in Inglewood, California (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

MEAWW previously reported how talk show host Andy Cohen ribbed Cannon about his dozen children while hosting CNN's New Year's Eve countdown on live TV and even asked the actor if he would consider a vasectomy. "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."

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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.

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