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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Waited Until Marriage

July 31st, 2011 by

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon weren’t exactly lifelong virgins when they met, but once they found each other and quickly fell in love, they decided that it might make their wedding night and their marriage a little bit more special if they waited on sex until after they were married.

Mariah Carey is a pop superstar who has been busting out number one hits for two decades, and Nick Cannon is an actor, television personality, and rapper. When she was younger, Mariah Carey went through a five year marriage to her record producer Tommy Mottolla that ended in 1998. She did not remarry until she met Nick, who had also been married once before when he was much younger to singer Christina Milan.

How they met

There was no question of not being ready when I met Nick. It felt 100 per cent right.

-Mariah Carey

Mariah and Nick met casually in 2005 and immediately recognized their own chemistry, but at the time they were dating other people. For the next few years, Nick was very vocal about the impression Mariah had made on him when they met. Whenever an interviewer would ask Nick who were celebrity crush was, he would say Mariah Carey. When the media would relay these comment to Mariah, she would laugh them off, half not believing them.

Later, in 2008, Nick worked with Mariah on the set of her music video Bye Bye and things finally timed out right. They began dating, and have been together ever since.

A Picturesque Proposal

Mariah Carey was about to do a huge free concert in New York City. At the same time, she had just recently smashed Elvis Presly’s record for number of billboard-topping hit albums released. In honor of her performance and her accomplishment, the Empire State Building was lit in her signature colors: pink and lavender.

It was while standing atop the Empire State Building, lit in her honor, that Nick handed her a candy wrapper, pretending to offer her a piece of candy. Instead of candy, the

On waiting until marriage to have sex…

“It’s not that we had NO intimacy, we just didn’t have complete intimacy. It’s just me, and my feelings.

I definitely don’t want to push it on anybody else. But we both have similar beliefs, and I just thought that it would be so much more special if we waited until after we were married. And it was, and it still is.”

-Mariah Carey

So it looks like Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon tried a variation of the Everything But method.


April 30, 2008, Mariah Carey married Nick Cannon at her private estate in The Bahamas. To this day, they remain in a kind of “permanent honeymoon” period. They regularly state that they are soulmates, they wear matching Halloween costumes, and talk about eachother non stop even after years of marriage and kids. When a hollywood couple claims to be soulmates, you turn up your nose and scoff. But the more you read about Mariah and Nick, the more you wonder whether they might have a point.

16 Responses to “Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Waited Until Marriage”

  1. fatush says:

    I love you nick u too make a great couple.

  2. someone says:

    So glad u two waited. That would have been a tradgey for the world if u didnt wait. Anyway, u two make a great couple! So happy for u two!

  3. Fais says:

    Love you Guys

  4. me says:

    uhmm..nick did marry christina milian? i didn’t see that anywhere

  5. Lara says:

    I love this couple! They are the cutest! :D

  6. Xavier says:

    Damn nick you took my dream girl I’m not hating though congrats to yall

  7. Jerry Akoi says:

    I really admire the couples, Nick, I hope u take goodcare of Mariah because I am a big fan of her. Take care

  8. Alda says:

    These two are such a great couple.I believe in soulmates & that Maria and Nick aka Niriah are. Hope they keep on loving eachother forever. Much to Mariah and Nick ♥♥

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  11. Christi Luv says:

    I LOVE IT LOL!!! AWESOME!! <3 <3 <3

  12. Anonymous says:

    Love the commitment they show to each other.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Nick and Christina were never married. It was just a 2 yr relationship.Don’t think Cannon was never married before Mariah. Just something that I had to point out lol

  14. lee harding says:

    Sorry to hear you guys have split. Hope u find your way back to each other.

  15. Charles Amattey says:

    Nick was talking about the mental status of his wife.At 45, some women are confronted with pre-monopausal problems. This is the time your wife needs your support most.Please do not leave her.

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