R&B veteran Mariah Carey has finally come forward to address speculation that she may be pregnant after months of rumors and allegations.
Speaking via a statement, Carey said not even her publicist is certain of her alleged pregnancy status.
“I appreciate everyone’s well wishes. But I am very superstitious,” she wrote on her website Wednesday. “When the time is right, everyone will know-even Cindi Berger [her publicist].” (Us Magazine)
Earlier this week, Carey’s husband, Nick Cannon, publicly said he would neither confirm nor deny pregnancy reports.
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it time and time again — when my wife feels like talking about whatever she wants to talk about, you will hear it directly from her. We know that we’re public figures and that’s something but…that’s something that you want to keep near and dear… until you’re 100 percent sure in any situation…There’s a certain time limit that you’re supposed to wait before you actually can officially say that you are. You’ve got to take all those things into factor and it gets really heightened when you’re one of the most famous people in the world because you don’t want to mislead anybody.” (Rap-Up)
Prior to his public address, Cannon went on Twitter to discuss pregnancy rumors.
“If & when my wife is ready to make ANY announcements about private matters she will do it personally. Thanks for being respectful GodBless,” he tweeted back in June.
“My heart goes out to any woman who has to deal with public scrutiny and speculation pertaining to their private life REAL TALK!” (Nick Cannon’s Twitter)
Pregnancy speculation began to intensify in late spring.
In May, Carey dropped out of Tyler Perry‘s forthcoming movie “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf”; that sparked chatter about her being pregnant, and she has maintained a relatively low profile since then. But over the weekend, Carey was seen in a body-obscuring black princess gown at the Barretos International Rodeo in Barretos, Brazil. The photos re-ignited the rumors that the singer is indeed expecting a bundle of joy. (MTV)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
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