Lean on Me: How Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Are There For Each Other During the Tough Times

When Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey secretly got married on a Bahamas beach in 2008, just about everyone went "huh?" Carey, who was then 39 and Cannon, who at 27 was 12 years Mariah's junior, had been dating for less than two months when they vowed to spend the rest of their lives together, prompting skeptics to wonder if this was yet another spontaneous, short-lived Hollywood fling. But whenever Mariah was asked whether her relationship with Nick was legit, she responded by saying that peoples' doubts are always erased when they see her and Nick together. 

These aren't just words. Mariah and Nick have stood by one another through some difficult times. And this week, with Nick being in the hospital for kidney failure, Mariah has literally been by his side, sitting on his hospital bed and looking after his needs. It's a relationship of give and take, support and love. 

Here are six ways Nick and Mariah have helped each other get through the tough times over the years. 

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Damarys Ocaña Perez,

Damarys Ocaña Perez is Director of Editorial Content at Latina Media Ventures. She leads its magazine, Latina, the pre-eminent beauty, fashion, culture and lifestyle magazine for acculturated U.S. Hispanic women and is responsible for maintaining Latina’s voice, vision and mission across all LMV platforms. Born in Havana and raised in Miami, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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