Nick Cannon Apologises To The Mothers Of His Children
Nick Cannon, who recently announced he is expecting his 8th child, has apologised to the mothers of his children for failing to “protect” and “respect” their privacy.
Hours after Cannon’s announcement, Alyssa Scott, mother of the late Zen, shared an Instagram post on Monday, thanking supporters for their well-wishes.
“I am centered, I am at peace,” she said in a statement. “I look at everyone’s predicament with loving eyes. I will not judge. I will consciously decide what I will participate in. I am surrounded by love. God, my mom, dad, sister, brother, and daughter continue to carry me.”
During “The Nick Cannon Show” on Thursday, the TV personality apologised for the way he handled the announcement, citing that he may have unintentionally said too much.
“I misspoke and probably went too much into detail on Monday expressing my feelings and it probably felt like I was making some comparatives when talking about the passing of my son Zen and then also talking about the new child I’m expecting,” he said.
“I know it seems awkward because people are trying to do the timing and all that — none of that matters,” he said. “We lost a child, and it still is a sincere and real situation.”
“I love her. I love my son Zen and I always will,” Cannon continued. “And I’m gonna love my new child. I’m a responsible human being and I take full responsibility for everything. So I must say, I sincerely apologise to everyone involved for any extra pain or confusion that I may have caused.”
“I didn’t need to do that because those are two completely separate moments in my life and they both deserve the respect,” Cannon added.
The TV host gave a detailed narrative of how long he had known about the pregnancy. He also talked about how he decisively refrained from openly sharing the information due to him and Zen’s mother, Alyssa Scott, still grieving the passing of their child.
Cannon revealed last December Zen had died of a diagnosed fast-growing tumour in his brain at 2 months. Cannon added that he and Scott made a choice not to treat the tumour with chemotherapy.
Cannon said Thursday that in the future he aims to do better when having “delicate and sensitive discussions.”
The TV personality is also a parent to his 10-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, with his ex-wife, Mariah Carey; his 4-year-old son, Golden, and 11-month-old daughter, Powerful, with Brittany Bell; and his 5-month-old twins, Zion and Zillion, with Abby De La Rosa.