Friday, August 22, 2014
Nick Cannon confirms separation from Mariah Carey... but shrugs it off as he accepts the ALS ice bucket challenge
'There is trouble in paradise': Nick Cannon confirmed he and his wife Mariah Carey have been living separately after six years of marriage
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon over the years
Speaking with The Insider Cannon explained,:'There is trouble in paradise…we have been living in separate houses for a few months.'
After shooting down rumours that cheating caused the break, the star said his three-year-old twins are his 'main focus'.
Then on the same day his interview was released, Cannon posted a video to his Twitter where he accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge in nothing but a towel.
Coming through: The star accepted the ice bucket challenge wearing nothing but a towel
Nick Cannon completes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in a towel
He had promised to enact the charitable dare naked, but compromised with the wrap around his waist.
The occasional actor challenged the remaining AGT judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel as well as Shaquille O'Neal.
Meanwhile, TMZ.com reported his wife was furious when Nick revealed a list of five celebrities he had slept with during a very candid interview with Power 106 radio.
Mariah was left feeling 'humiliated' following the interview, which also featured him revealing when he first had sex with his wife.
Famous ex: Nick briefly dated Kim Kardashian back in 2006 - between her 1st and 2nd marriage
The couple are reported to have separated back in May and have been secretly working out a property settlement and custody agreement over their twins with their lawyers, according to the gossip website.
Sources close to the couple say their marriage started to unravel in March following Nick's interview, when he reflected on his short romance with Kim back in 2006.
He claimed he had too many ex-lovers to list them all, saying: 'Are you kidding me this is L.A.? That's the whole purpose of it, you have sex with actresses, singers, models.'
Untroubled: The star looked to be in high spirits last week while filming AGT in New York
When told he could just name five, the star had his list ready: 'That's easy. OK, Mariah Carey, Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger, Selita Ebanks, oh, Kim Kardashian.'
He then elaborated about Kim, now married to rapper Kanye West, saying: 'You just forgot (about her) because there have been a lot of people since me.'
In an interview with another station a week later, he tried to backtrack over his comments and praised his wife's sex skills.
He said: 'She doesn’t even know who Kim Kardashian is. She doesn’t pay attention to that.
'She doesn’t care when I talk about our sex life because our sex life is amazing.'