Mariah Carey confirms pregnancy

After months of rumors, Mariah Carey, 41, confirmed on Today that she and husband Nick Cannon, 30, are expecting their first child. The singer, who is keeping her due date under wraps, also revealed that she suffered a miscarriage two years ago. “It’s been a long journey. It’s been tough because I’ve been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy,” she told Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush. Carey’s new album, Merry Christmas II You, comes out Nov. 2.

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  • Jethro

    Pregnant, I thought she was for years!

    • chris

      I guess you missed the part in the article that said she suffered a miscarriage 2 years ago.

      • Daw Johnson

        I guess you missed the obvious “fat joke” that Jethro was goin for.

    • jay

      Plans to name it “Rainbow Unicorn”

      • Vicky

        Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn

      • paige

        Rainbow Butterfly Ice Cream Unicorn

      • Phil

        Mini Mimi, Da Voice, the 2nd if its a girl

    • Tim

      She was only mildly skinny when she was crazy. It’s ALL over now.

      • AwMC

        ummm did u not see her during 2004-2008? Are u telling me she was fat then when actually she was in the best shape ever?

  • AN

    Best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy.

  • Eddiehaskell

    For some reason I really can’t see Mariah changing dirty diapers. I wonder if she will doing those herself.

  • Michael

    How convenient that she “hides” her pregnancy until her album comes out. Privacy my ash!!!

    • Tony

      wha? she has an album coming out??

    • candacetx

      just gonna guess… maybe with all of the publicity required to promote her album… she decided to get ahead of the speculation…

      • anonymous

        Candacetx, logic isn’t allowed on the internet. Ground yourself for 24 hours.

    • Phil

      The best part is, go to the iTunes pre order and check out that cover for “Merry Christamas II U” (I’ll wait.) The real HOLIDAY magic is that artwork! That photoshopper should get Xmas cards from her from now til she dies! Hell she wasn’t even that skinny when her first holiday cd came out in 1994.
      And normally I wouldn’t be so mean, but I saw her in concert in Philly in January, and she had a flank of guards working the first 15 rows of the theater throwing out anyone who was tkaing pictures of her bloated self. If someone even lifted up a cell phone, they were attacked. I lost alot of respect for her that night. Good luck with the kid cause if they have any of her genes its going to be the biggest diva in the world…male or female.

      • AwMC

        um for your kind info she took the pics long before she recorded the album

      • Phil

        Yes, you’re right…LONG BEFORE she recorded the album…like back in the 90’s !

    • Ana170

      Entertainers don’t really use pregnancies to promote albums since the pregnancy can make it difficult to work and travel as much as they need to.

    • Carrie

      A lot of people wait until they’re a couple of months pregnant before telling anyone. She’s 40 and has already suffered a miscarriage. Of course she waited to say anything.

  • Nick

    Mariah is such a trashy pig, she’s going to be one terrible mom, the kid will be raised by nannies.

    • alex

      Kinda like how your mom was a trashy pig?

    • etm

      What makes her trashy?

  • tori

    While I’m happy for her, I find it pathetic that she’d finally confirm she’s pregnant five days before her album is dropping.

    • SXiPPY

      I agree that the timing is rather “convenient” in terms of her new album release. I guess I can understand why she dropped out of “For Colored Girls” given she may have feared a miscarriage, however perforning in heels and almost busting your ass, as 5 handlers keep you in place is just as detrimental. And while I would like to say that Mariah will indeed be a good mother; with all the “Diva” antics we’ve witnessed in the past and pampered behavior she’s displayed on her own (See her episode of MTV’s “Cribs”), I too think this poor child will be raised by her wife Nick and the Nannies. Some people just aren’t meant to breed.

      • Sarah D

        Don’t be mean to Nick. He doesn’t deserve it. Marrying a horrible Diva that you’ve idolized since childhood doesn’t make you a bad person. Now…taking advantage of someone’s lifelong crush on you on the other hand…

    • candacetx

      just gonna guess… maybe with all of the publicity required to promote her album… she decided to get ahead of the speculation…

  • Scott

    Seriously, folks…cut her some slack. But how come the writer can’t get her age right? She’s 40, born in March 1970. She’ll be 41 in March 2011.

  • Mariah Forevah

    Go Mimi!! Boo haters!! EW just like E! doesn’t have any love for Mariah! notice that they don’t even get her real age right!! All they love are Beyonsh*t, Alish*t and that Barbados jungle gurl!

    • etm

      Don’t forget Katy Perry. Entertainment Weekly LOVES that clown face.

  • Scott

    People are so skeptical. Ugh. You think she won’t raise this kid? She takes her dogs everywhere with her. You think she won’t take her child? She was extremely close to her mother and had an absentee father. You don’t think she’ll want this child to know its parents? No question Mariah is pampered and kind of a diva, but if you think she doesn’t want a close relationship with her child after the upbringing she had? I think that’s pessimism of the highest order.

    • Scott

      If anything she’ll pamper and spoil this kid as much as she is pampered and spoiled herself. But I don’t believe for a second that she’ll be a “hands-off” or absentee parent.

    • Preston

      I think that Mariah is ready to be a mother and will take good care of her child as well as change the diapers. That diva image of hers that we’re used to seeing she keeps on the stage. She and Nick Cannon will be a great mom and dad to their child! Can’t wait to see what the new baby will look like if People or any of the magazines gets the chance to get the cover story and front page!

    • etm

      I agree Scott.

      • etm

        with both Scotts!

  • thad

    This news is as important and timely as finding out George Michael is gay. 2 thousand and late!

  • Ryan

    Good, now may be she will wear clothes that are more appropriate. She has been wearing the same clothes that dates her back to the early nineties for years now.

  • Carrie Ann

    I’m surprised at all the mean comments for a woman who is announcing her pregnancy. That’s supposed to be a joyous thing. Have a little compassion for the fact that she had a miscarriage. Also, it’s no one’s business to make judgments on the kind of mother she’ll be. How about some good wishes for someone who has been trying to have a baby for a while now and will finally become a mother? I hope she has a healthy baby and wish her and her husband well.

    • etm

      Well said, Carrie Ann. ITA.

    • Dominic

      Agree to the nth degree, Carrie Ann.

  • Mariah Forevah

    Go Mimi!!! Boooo haters!!! go MC2Y!!

  • Kelly

    Wow! Lots and lots of vitriol on this board. Get over yourselves.

  • Hot Chocolate

    Congatulations Mariah and Nick! You guys will be great parents and i know yall gonna have a beautiful child forget the haters, they will always be miserable.

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