Nick Cannon Defends His Parenting as a Father of 8, Says There Can Be ‘A Lot of Toxicity’ in Traditional Households

Nick Cannon Defends His Parenting as a Father of 8, Says There Can Be ‘A Lot of Toxicity’ in Traditional Households thumbnail

Nick Cannon defends his approach to having children, including his parenting presence.

The TV host, actor, and rapper recently spoke to Men’s Health about the criticisms he has received for being a father of eight children with five women. This includes his first two children, Monroe and Monroe, who he shares with Mariah Carey, a global superstar.

“I’ve been in situations where people believe that a traditional household works. And [yet] there’s lots of toxicity in that setting,” he told .. It’s not about what society considers right. It’s about what you consider right. What brings you happiness? What brings you joy? Family can be defined in many different ways .”

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Cannon later “dismisses” the idea, according to Mychal Denzel Smith, that he would be treated differently “if he were a woman having eight children by five men.” Instead, Mychal Denzel Smith attributed his treatment and acceptance to him being who he is.

The father and comedian also stated that he loves his kids and “the people with whom I’m involved” and that he doesn’t think about the questions of having more children or quitting now.

” People often ask me, “Are you going to have more, or will you stop?” He said. “I’m just trying to live my purpose and be the best father and provider .”

The multihyphenate defends his involvement in his children’s lives, noting that, despite having a larger household, his lack of a traditional 9-to-5 job means that he is able to be there for them as both a high earner and someone who has flexible schedules.

” Contrary to popular belief I’m engaged throughout my children’s day, more often that the average adult can. “If I’m not physically present in the same city as my children, I’m talking with them via FaceTime and other methods before they go to school

” And then, when I’m [in the same city, I’m] driving my children to school, like making certain I pick ’em back up,” he said. Every week .”

, I am involved in coaching and taking guitar lessons with my daughter.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.

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