Naturally, when given the chance to talk with a fellow parent who ALSO has two year old twins, I jump at the opportunity. Toss in that it’s Nick Cannon, host of America’s Got Talent and happens to be married to super star singing sensation and current American Idol judge Mariah Carey, then, yes, I’m all over it. Last week at the event I attended for NBC in Pasadena, Nick talked parenting, the surprising part about marriage and more. Here’s the scoop:
Do you want your twins to enter show business?
I would say finish school first. I mean, honestly, because their parents are in show business, that would be the easy thing for them to do. I’d love for them to do it as a hobby. I want them to strive for something outside of the box for a career.
So what would you like to steer them to?
Medical field. Science. Those are the things that are bigger ideas than a television show. They were [essentially] born on television – I always have that. Even athletics [would be great] where they can get that sense of accomplishment on their own and working hard will get you to this point, not because of who your parents are.
Any plans for their April 30th birthday?
Their birthday is also our wedding anniversary and we renew our vows every year. Last year we did the Eiffel tower in Paris so this year we’ll try and top that as well.
[Update: The couple celebrated at Disneyland. Read all about Nick and Mariah's vow renewal here!]
Are you working then as well?
Yeah, my schedule is crazy.
What’s the biggest surprise of being married?
How easy it is. Honestly, I don’t want to have to knock on wood or anything, but that’s probably the easiest part of my life – being married to my dream girl. Whenever everything else is going crazy, it’s like, ‘Wow. I have someone who loves me unconditionally.’
Any updates on [your fake reality show] Real Husbands of Hollywood?
Oh! There’s been a lot going on. Chris Brown is on the show. I don’t know if I’m supposed to say but he’s going to be on. The show is real Curb Your Enthusiasm meets Entourage – this is the type of things we really say to each other, but they document it in a way that we have a good time. It’s loosely scripted, but we are just improvising the whole time.
What’s the craziest thing someone has done on set?
Oh – so many things! They go for the jugular. There’s a Mariah joke every five minutes.
How does she feel about that?
Mariah has never seen the show! She probably wouldn’t be happy about the things that I say or the things that happen on the show, but we just don’t care.
Will she make an appearance?
What do you think of the Nicki Minaj and Mariah fued [on American Idol]?
They look like they are getting along to me! That’s a good thing. They’re speaking to each other [laughs]!