‘Clearly, I Don’t Have a Plan,’ Says Dad of 12
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Nick Cannon is honest about his fatherhood plans.
During CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live broadcast in Times Square, Andy Cohen asked the Masked Singer host about an ‘endgame’ when it comes to having more children, jokingly that Cannon, 42, appears to be “single-handedly repopulating the Earth” following the birth of his 12th child, a Dec. 14 daughter to model Alyssa Scott.
“What’s your plan?” Cohen wanted to know.
“Obviously I don’t have a plan,” Cannon replied. “Honestly man, it’s so much joy and elation that I have, the family that I have, and I embrace it. I love it, and I don’t have a plan. It should have been clear from the jump.”
Cohen, who hosted the live show with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, asked a follow-up question: “A vasectomy?
“Is that what you want me to get?” Cannon said. “It’s my body, my choice.”
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Cooper then asked Cannon if he had any advice for “all the new dads out there.”
“Just operate out of love,” Cannon said. “I mean some people may say that’s what got us here in the first place, but that’s what I would always do, and I would always do it with a smile.”
When the conversation turned to New Year’s resolutions for 2023, Cannon told the hosts he doesn’t make any.
“Like I said, I’m so happy for my health and I want to continue to be as healthy and filled with as much gratitude as possible for next year,” he said.
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Cannon welcomed four children in 2022. In September, Onyx Ice Cole Cannon, a daughter of former Price is Right model LaNisha Cole, arrived. Nine days later, Rise Messiah Cannon, his daughter with model Brittany Bell, was born. In November, he and Abby De La Rosa announced the birth of their daughter, Beautiful Zeppelin Cannon. A month later, Cannon and Scott shared the news of the birth of their daughter, Halo Marie Cannon.
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The TV host poked fun at his paternity situation in a Christmas video posted last month. Sitting in front of a fireplace with a Santa hat and a lighted up holiday sweater, Cannon jokes, “It’s almost the holidays, and thanks to me, the world is now eight billion people.”
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But he also expressed regret for the inconvenience of having a large family.
“As a father of multiple kids, that’s always my biggest guilt is not spending enough time with all of my kids,” Cannon admitted during an episode of The Checkup with Dr. Agus on Paramount+.
Planning, he added, can be difficult. “One because I’m constantly working, and two because I’m just scattered.”