Nick Cannon is responding to his ex-wife, Mariah Carey, recently revealing she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
During a interview on Tuesday about his new Wild ‘N Out sports bar in Miami, Florida, which opens Memorial Day weekend, Nick Cannon discussed Mariah Carey’s revelation about her mental health earlier this month. As previously reported, Mariah shared that she had been diagnosed back in 2001. She explained:
“Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me. It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music.”
Nick is proud of his ex wife’s strength, stating:
“I have never seen one person have to deal with so much and have the weight of the world on their shoulders and cameras constantly in their face — every angle you turn, there is someone snapping a picture, wanting you to be on, and she does it with so much grace and so much poise.”
“The things that, you know, so many people have to deal with, so many different families — so many people have internal things that they are dealing with — and she continues to hold it together in a way where it just looks seamless. Even when we were together I was in awe, but even on the outside looking in, it’s like, she does it with so much strength and so much beauty, you can’t argue with it, and she is going to help so many people.”
The pair ended their marriage in 2016, after eight years of marriage. They share 6-year-old twins. He says of their relationship:
“We talk every day. And this is the thing… I got a way bigger mouth than she does. She’s super private. But one thing we talked about [is] she said, ‘I just don’t want people to start thinking or treating me differently. I just want to go and make music and I want the kids to continue to love Mommy. I want the fans to continue to love Mariah.’ That’s all she cares about.”
“There will always be unconditional love and a great relationship. That is one of my best friends in life, so it is always going to be that, so the fact that there is no bad blood and we can still co-exist, I think that is the best place for it.
“Ultimately, you make it about the children and they’re the number one priority, and everything else falls in line. And when you can come from a place of understanding and unconditional love for so many things, you can’t really go wrong. … I don’t think we make it about us, it would be very easy to throw our egos in what we believe we want to do with our time and effort.”
The two never treated her bipolar disorder as a debilitating setback, similar to how they dealt with his health issues due to Lupus.
Last month, Cannon and Carey made an adorable appearance together at the 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards with their twins, posing as a family on the red carpet.