12 Kids and Counting: A Full List of Nick Cannon’s Children
Billboard is keeping track so you don’t have to.
Nick Cannon poses at the opening night of the new play “Thoughts of a Colored Man” on Broadway at The Golden Theatre on Oct. 13, 2021 in New York City.
Eleven years. Six baby mommas. Twelve kids and counting. Nick Cannon has fathered a lot of children over little more than a decade, so it can be hard to keep track of them all.
That’s why Billboard thought it was about time to keep a running list of all the little Cannons, from the time The Masked Singer host first became a father to twins with Mariah Carey in 2011, to the December 2022 announcement that model Alyssa Scott had given birth to their second child together — his 12th in all. In the time between those two events, he also welcomed children with four other ladies: Brittany Bell, Abby De La Rosa, Bre Tiesi and LaNisha Cole.
Cannon’s headline-making fertility is so unorthodox it’s become a bit of a joke for his friends. Shortly after the Drumline star welcomed four children in the span of about six months starting in December 2020, Kevin Hart posted a massive billboard in Los Angeles revealing Cannon’s actual phone number.
“For any advice on fatherhood ? Call my best friend Nick Cannon,” the billboard read.
Then, in June of 2022, Ryan Reynolds released an advertisement for his Aviation American gin company starring Cannon, who gave viewers a sarcastic tutorial on how to make a cocktail called The Vasectomy. “Lord knows I need one,” he quipped in the commercial, released about a month before his eighth baby arrived.
Even so, Cannon has remained a good sport through it all. He’s maintained that he’s present in each of his children’s lives, and has good relationships with all of their mothers. “It’s not about what society deems is right,” he told Men’s Health in 2022. “It’s like, what makes it right for you? What brings your happiness? What allows you to have joy and how you define family? We all define family in so many different ways.”
“People even often ask, ‘Are you gonna have more? You gonna stop?’” he continued. “I’m like, those are questions that I don’t really even sit around and think about. I’m just walking in my purpose and trying to be the best father and best provider I could possibly be.”
This list will continue to be updated with all of Cannon’s future baby announcements — because, let’s be honest, there’s probably going to be more. But for now, keep reading for a comprehensive list of his children below:
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