VIDEO: Nick Cannon Reveals How He Won Mariah Carey's Heart

Last night on the Tonight Show, Nick Cannon spilled the beans to Conan O'Brien about how he managed to romance one of the biggest pop stars on the planet—his wife, Mariah Carey. In the interview Cannon explained how he "spoke their relationship into existence," telling Conan: "Being an
entertainer, they always ask who your celebrity crush is, and I would
always say Mariah Carey."

Although most folks would laugh him off when he brought it up, eventually Nick got a call from the director of Mariah's hit video "Touch My Body," who asked him to play the role of the nerdy lover in the video (a part that eventually went to 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer). Although Nick turned that part down (he hated the wardrobe selection), Carey called Nick back for her next video in which he was able to play the love interest and the rest, as they say, is history!

Check out the video below and tell us: Did you ever think that Mariah and Nick would last this long?



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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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