Nick Cannon says monogamy isn't 'healthy' as he reveals whether his children were all planned

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By Nika Shakhnazarova

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To Nick Cannon, the concept of monogamy simply isn't "healthy".

The comedian - who is currently expecting his eighth child - discussed his personal life during a recent appearance on The Language of Love podcast with Dr. Laura Berman.

When asked if "most of these pregnancies were unplanned", Cannon responded: "I'm never gonna say that."

Last month, the comedian confirmed the news he's expecting a baby boy with model Bre Tiesi earlier this week, just over a month after the tragic loss of his newborn son.

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The child will be Tiesi's first and Cannon's eighth.

The announcement came less than two months after he and ex-girlfriend Alyssa Scott lost their son Zen, who died in December from brain cancer.

In addition to his late son Zen, the actor is already dad to 10-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, whom he shares with ex-wife Mariah Carey; 4-year-old Golden Sagon and 1-year-old Powerful Queen, whom he shares with Brittany Bell; and 7-month-old twins, Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, whom he shares with Abby De La Rosa.

"I'm going to take full responsibility. Any woman that I know that I have unprotected sex with, there's the potential to have a child," Cannon said on the podcast.

Watch Nick Cannon open up about his "celibacy journey" following baby news:
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He added: "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.'"

But having unprotected sex is not something he does with everyone as Cannon explains: "I'm the biggest germ freak in the world."

"Every woman that I have a child with, there is definitely a conversation about, 'Wow, how amazing would this be?' 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.'"

"So, in saying that, I would say that they're all planned," he added.

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Additionally, while talking about polyamory, the former America's Got Talent host touched on monogamy, telling Dr. Berman that he only considers himself or someone else as "not single" if they are married.

"Married is not single. When you allow the government and paperwork to come in and say, 'This is a bond, this is a covenant' … you're not single."

He explained: "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,' and I don't feel like that's healthy.

"I don't think monogamy is healthy. I feel like that gets into the space of selfishness and ownership."

Featured image credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy

Nick Cannon says monogamy isn't 'healthy' as he reveals whether his children were all planned

vt-author-image

By Nika Shakhnazarova

Article saved!Article saved!

To Nick Cannon, the concept of monogamy simply isn't "healthy".

The comedian - who is currently expecting his eighth child - discussed his personal life during a recent appearance on The Language of Love podcast with Dr. Laura Berman.

When asked if "most of these pregnancies were unplanned", Cannon responded: "I'm never gonna say that."

Last month, the comedian confirmed the news he's expecting a baby boy with model Bre Tiesi earlier this week, just over a month after the tragic loss of his newborn son.

[[imagecaption|| Credit: Sipa US / Alamy]]

The child will be Tiesi's first and Cannon's eighth.

The announcement came less than two months after he and ex-girlfriend Alyssa Scott lost their son Zen, who died in December from brain cancer.

In addition to his late son Zen, the actor is already dad to 10-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, whom he shares with ex-wife Mariah Carey; 4-year-old Golden Sagon and 1-year-old Powerful Queen, whom he shares with Brittany Bell; and 7-month-old twins, Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, whom he shares with Abby De La Rosa.

"I'm going to take full responsibility. Any woman that I know that I have unprotected sex with, there's the potential to have a child," Cannon said on the podcast.

Watch Nick Cannon open up about his "celibacy journey" following baby news:
[[youtubewidget||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsq7t0VdxfQ]]

He added: "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.'"

But having unprotected sex is not something he does with everyone as Cannon explains: "I'm the biggest germ freak in the world."

"Every woman that I have a child with, there is definitely a conversation about, 'Wow, how amazing would this be?' 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.'"

"So, in saying that, I would say that they're all planned," he added.

[[imagecaption|| Credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy]]

Additionally, while talking about polyamory, the former America's Got Talent host touched on monogamy, telling Dr. Berman that he only considers himself or someone else as "not single" if they are married.

"Married is not single. When you allow the government and paperwork to come in and say, 'This is a bond, this is a covenant' … you're not single."

He explained: "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,' and I don't feel like that's healthy.

"I don't think monogamy is healthy. I feel like that gets into the space of selfishness and ownership."

Featured image credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy