Nick Cannon and his wife Alyssa Scott recently welcomed their 12th child. Cannon, 42, has children with Bre Tiesi, LaNisha Cole, Brittany Bell, Abby de la Rosa, and his ex-wife Mariah Carey, in addition to the latter.
But it appears that Cannon’s ever-expanding family tree is making Carey, who shares 11-year-old twins with the Wild ‘n Out star, reconsider the joint custody agreement she has with him, according to RadarOnline.com.
According to a source, the award-winning singer intends to file a petition for primary custody of their twins, despite the fact that their current joint custody agreement is without flaws. From 2008 to 2016, Cannon and Carey were married.
“The reality of the situation is that Monroe and Moroccan [their twins] are usually with Mariah anyway. Nick doesn’t see much of them,” the source said. The source said Cannon is, however, a loving father who puts in the effort to see the twins whenever he can.
“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,” the source added.
The source also stated that Carey’s request for primary custody of their twins is not intended to punish Cannon, and that she is acting in the best interests of the children.
Carey’s intention to seek full custody of the twins follows reports that she asked Cannon to devote more time to their children. Despite the fact that Cannon has a large family, he previously told PEOPLE that he is “so excited” about all of his children.
“Constantly, from every aspect of it. From them getting citizen of the month awards in the first grade to the birth of the new ones. Every day I just wake up excited as a father,” he said.