Nick Cannon gave Meredith Vieira a bit of advice from his own life experience on the subject of tattoos on her talk show on Friday.
Nick, 34, discussed the pain he is going through having his estranged wife Mariah Carey’s name covered up on his back.
Cannon discussed the painful process of his cover-up, saying, “Don’t get anyone’s name!”
The “America’s Got Talent” host is having Mariah’s name covered with Jesus on the cross, explaining that it is a work in progress.
He told Meredith, “It’s like a whole work of art, my entire back and my arm and everything. I was leaving the gym going into the studio just having had that work done and they [the paparazzi] got me. It’s going to be a big reveal eventually, but it’s not finished, it’s half-way done. It’s a lot of pain.”
Cannon announced he and Carey were separating in June after six years of marriage, and she has reportedly started the divorce process.
Nick said their three-year-old fraternal twins Monroe and Moroccan were doing just fine despite the split.
He stated, “They love mommy, they love daddy. Being the fact our situation, we have always been people who have been on the go coming and going, their life hasn’t changed one bit. We spend holidays together, we do everything that we are supposed to do together as a family…It’s truly just staying focused on family and what’s right and getting through these times and doing what’s right for the kids, so that’s just where we are.”
The couple’s divorce will be difficult with Mariah’s $500 million fortune. They have home in New York, Los Angeles, Aspen, and Windermere Island (in the Bahamas).
The former couple also share a $5 million private jet and a cavalcade of cars, which includes a $400,000 Lamborghini.
Cannon will reprise his role as Devon Miles in “Drumline: A New Beat”, which airs Monday on VH1.
Mariah has been touring Asia with her Elusive Chanteuse Show, which next stops at the Singapore National Stadium on Friday night.
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