In today’s world of entertainment, it is not surprising when you see celebrities being jacks of all trades. The case is slightly different here for Nicholas as he is not just a master of all forms of entertainment but he poses a quadruple threat. Today, he’s acted, hosted television and radio programs, made music, written, directed and produced entertainment projects and recently hosted the famous reality show America’s Got Talent. Indeed, Nicholas Scott Cannon is the definition of a talented individual.
Date of Birth: October 8, 1980
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Cannon caught the entertainment bug at age 8 when his grandfather gifted him several musical instruments. Soon after, he switched to stand-up comedy when he was invited to perform on one of his father’s public shows. All of these events kept pushing him higher on the ladder of fame but it was a slow climb until he got a role on Nickelodeon’s All That (1994 – 2005). It became his big rise to fame and he has been an adventurous creative since then. The Charitable Cannon maintains that his family means so much to him so we’ll be taking you through the lives of his family and all there is to know about them.
James Cannon Jr. (father)
Date of birth: October 10, 1962
Zodiac sign: Libra
When his son was in the middle of his divorce from Mariah Carey, James spoke up admitting how shocked he was at the news as everything was beautiful so far with Carey and Cannon. According to him, the Vision of Love singer was a beautiful part of their family and the Cannons generally see her as an angel. This only went to buttress the point he made that there is so much going on behind closed doors that people do not know. Nick and his father were close and he was one of his biggest cheerleaders.
James is a TV evangelist and a motivational speaker.
James Cannon Sr. (paternal grandfather)
Year of death: May, 2016
After his grandfather passed, Nick took to Instagram to express how much he would be missed, especially on Sundays when they go to church in their convertible.
Beth Gardner (mother)
Gardener was an accountant but is known famously as being the glamorous mother to the handsome star. She has been her son’s captivating date to a few of his events and she is a big supporter of the Cannon dream.
Gabriel Cannon (brother)
He is another Cannon son but prefers to live out of the spotlight.
Reuben Cannon (younger brother)
Like his other brother, he is non-existent on the internet except that he is also following in the line of his big brother. He is a singer and songwriter who also teams up with Nick to give back to the community. According to him, “it just makes him feel good to make someone else feel good”. The Cannon brothers even team up to award hardworking and inspiring youths in the HALO Awards.
Mariah Carey (ex-wife)
Duration of Marriage: April 30, 2008 – 2016 (8 years)
Date of Birth: March 27, 1970
Zodiac Sign: Aries
She is a superstar in every right and was married to music executive Tommy Mottola before meeting Cannon. The Touch My Body singer met with Nick after he appeared in her music video for Bye Bye. In no time, they had planned a secret wedding and continued as man and wife. For eight years, the lovers were together and became parents to a cute pair of twins but things came to a halt like with virtually all Hollywood marriages in 2016.
Since their separation and eventual divorce, Carey and Cannon have remained best of friends at least for the sake of their kids. when she found out he was expecting another baby, she was surprise but quickly went up front to ask the music star whether the rumor she heard was true or not. She finally spoke up about it that she is happy for him and would always be supportive in any way she can be.
Brittany Bell (ex-girlfriend)
Duration of Relationship: 2016 – 2017 (less than a year)
Bell is an American beauty queen but is more famously known for her relationship to the multi-talented Nick. After his divorce was concluded, he had a brief affair with the pretty Brittany and from it, another son was born. He revealed later on that his relationship with Bell was not sudden as they had been childhood friends and he was sure they had similar views. They are co-parents to the little Golden but Nick has apparently moved on as word is out that he is dating again but this time to a “regular black” model named Lanisha Cole.
Moroccan Scott and Monroe Cannon (son and daughter, fraternal twins with Mariah Carey)
Date of Birth: April 30, 2011
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Nick proposed to the voice legend in a Moroccan styled home hence the first name. He is no doubt a doting father to the two adorable kids. They are bonding well with their baby brother Golden.
In details: Mariah Carey’s family
Golden “Sagon” Cannon (son with Brittany Bell)
Date of Birth: February 21, 2017
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
The former America’s Got Talent host welcomed baby number 3 early this year with his ex-girlfriend Bell. Being a father already, it is his dream that his children blend with each other whether they are from different mothers or not so when he found out another baby was on the way, he took it upon himself to prepare his twins for the new addition. Cannon mentioned that he broke the news to Moroccan and Monroe while they were watching the movie Storks (2016) and since then they had been super excited about having a baby brother.