The always-playful Nick Cannon, 29, has made toying with the media about the pregnancy rumors surrounding his wife a full-time job! Mariah Carey, 40, has been the subject of many a womb speculation ever since Latina.com broke the news of her marriage to Cannon back in May, 2008. But lately, the buzz has gone into overdrive.
Cannon is feeding the flames by posting Twitter messages about his wife and joking about baby names on his morning radio show. "We're gonna do it like George Foreman," Cannon, joked on 92.3 Now "We're gonna name all of our kids Mariah no matter if they're boys or girls...Mariah No. 1, Boy Mariah, Man Mariah, Tall Mariah. It's gonna be a house full of people named Mariah."
But he also got serious for a moment: "If and when, my wife, Mariah Carey, is ready to make an announcement, if and when, she'll do that. She won't use any blogs or any of that type of stuff, nobody will get the scoop. She's gonna be the person to tell people what she wants to tell people—shoot, I'm hoping she calls in and gives me the scoop!"
Until Mariah gives us "the scoop," we decided to take a brief tour of photos that have sparked pregnancy rumors about the star over the last few years.
1. Mariah Carey Pregnancy Rumors: Mexico Belly Clutch
Mariah Carey remained suspiciously under wraps during a weekend holiday to Mexico with her hubby back in November, 2008. Carey also clutched her tummy while Cannon lounged nearby, sipping on a tropical beverage, which the singer avoided during the vacation. Around this time, Carey suggested a baby could be in the near future, saying that procreation was "part of the whole purpose of getting married."
2. Mariah Carey Pregnancy Rumors: Champagne Refusal on Ellen
Back in November, 2008, Mariah avoided alcohol during a visit to The Ellen Degeneres show, prompting the comedienne to declare, "Your pregnant!" But Mariah, who normally has a healthy appetite for the bubbly (as evidenced by her hilarious acceptance speech at the Palm Beach Film Festival Awards earlier this year) refused, claiming she was watching her weight and that she doesn't drink before 3PM.
3. Mariah Carey Pregnancy Rumors: IVF Clinic
On February 19, 2009 Mariah and Nick were spotted exiting the Southern California Reproductive Center in Beverly Hills with what appeared to be a sonogram in their hands. A few months later on Easter Sunday, April 12, the couple were snapped leaving an IVF clinic in San Diego.
4. Mariah Carey Pregnancy Rumors: Baby Shopping
In a bizarre turn of events, Mariah Carey spent a whopping $200,000 on baby furniture at a store in San Francisco in March, 2009. The kicker was that even though Carey was not pregnant at the time, she had seemingly decided on the sex of the baby, as her purchases included a a pink crib and a high chair. Girl power!
5. Mariah Carey Pregnancy Rumors: Drops Out of Tyler Perry Film
Everyone's tongue is wagging about the actress/singer suddenly dropping out of Tyler Perry's big-screen adaptation of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Her rep offered this cryptic comment on Carey's sudden withdrawal from the film: "She is not doing the movie because her doctor advised her not to. More than that, I cannot comment futher."
We hope that Mariah gets the family she is wishing for!