After revealing that she and her husband Nick Cannon are expecting their first child together, R&B singer Mariah Carey has discussed the emotional difficulty they experienced from an initial miscarriage.
According to Carey, the miscarriage had a large effect on her life.
“The way it happened, so quickly at first, I didn’t know what to expect. That was not easy,” she admitted. “I’ve never really been a very forthcoming person about my personal stuff. It kind of shook us both and took us into a place that was really dark and difficult. When that happened … I wasn’t able to even talk to anybody about it. That was not easy.” (MTV)
Cannon claimed the incident took place almost two years ago.
“Unfortunately, that was the time where [the doctor] said, ‘I’m sorry, but the pregnancy is not successful,’ ” Cannon recalled. “It was emotional for both of us and that’s when I saw the strength. She handled it so well and then to get on the plane and have to spend Christmas with friends and family, it definitely brought us closer together. It strengthened our relationship so much … she handled it so well.” (MTV)
Yesterday, Carey and Cannon finally confirmed speculation that they were expecting a child.
“It’s been a long journey, Carey said, “but it’s been tough because I’ve been trying to have, like I said, to hold onto a shred of privacy, and that was not easy.” Carey added that the baby is due in the spring, though she declined to give a specific date. Rumors of of a pregnant Carey have surfaced and re-surfaced since 2008, when the star married Cannon in a surprise ceremony. At the time, the couple said, Carey was not pregnant, but that soon changed. ‘We took the test and it was positive, and we were like, is this real?’ Carey said. A little over a month later, however, Carey had a miscarriage. “It was really sad, so we just really had to absorb this and take it in,” she explained, while Cannon noted her strength to “be during the day so festive, smiling for cameras and spending time with everyone, and then literally at night, crying herself to sleep.” (Billboard)
In August, Carey released a statement addressing the pregnancy rumors.
“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)
Check out Mariah Carey speaking on the pregnancy down below: