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Nick Cannon has many children – including three who were born just last year – but he’s not done adding to the Cannon brood just yet. Despite his attempts at celibacy and his public contemplation of a vasectomy, the actor, talk show host and most fertile man is expecting more children by the end of 2022.
In case you’ve lost count, Cannon currently shares twins Roc and Roe with Mariah Carey; son Golden and daughter Powerful Queen with Brittany Bell; twins Zillion Heir and Zion Mixolydian with Abby De La Rosa; and recently lost his youngest son, Zen, whom he shared with Alyssa Scott. In January, he confirmed he was expecting his eighth child, a baby boy, with Bre Tiesi. Now, six months later, Cannon proposed that during a performance where more children are out lip service podcast. “The stork is on its way,” he said. Though he failed to confirm how many more children might be coming, he joked, “If you thought there were a lot of children last year,” presumably referring to 2021, when Zion Mixolydian, Zillion Heir, and Zen were born.
So far, Cannon has only officially confirmed that he is the father of Tiesi’s baby. But after De La Rosa announced earlier this week that she was pregnant with her third child, TMZ reported that he is also the father. And based on his comments too lip service, it is possible that more are on the way. Speaking about his attempt at celibacy and his son’s death, Cannon admitted he made it about a month and a half after announcing his celibacy in October 2021. “I didn’t even make it [January]. I should make it by the end of the year. Then of course I started going through some things,” he said. “The loss of my son depressed me. So in December … the thing is, everyone saw I was on the floor, so everyone was like, ‘Let’s just give him a little vagina and that’ll heal everything.'” The actor explained that he’s “a victim ‘ she added, ‘just before Christmas I started fucking like crazy.’
When co-host Gigi Maguire asked if that meant Cannon was expecting more babies in the fall, Cannon laughed and said, “You’re all pretty good at math,” but refused to elaborate. Assuming Cannon was referring to his third child with De La Rosa, that means he had six children by four different women in two years. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
Although he E! News in May that he wasn’t “interested in fully populating the Earth” and that he was given a “vasectomy consultation,” a recent post on Instagram seems to suggest there could be more children in the future. “I pray that all my next wives / have the strength of all my ex-wives,” he wrote, along with a spoken word prayer shared on Instagram on June 5. “I pray they want a family and not just a plan B.” Not exactly the words of a man considering a vasectomy.
Unless, of course, by vasectomy you mean a cocktail Ryan Reynolds created for a special Father’s Day advert for his Aviation Gin featuring Hollywood’s most fertile man. “It’s almost Father’s Day and the one and only Ryan Reynolds asked me to help us all celebrate with the mother of all cocktails: the vasectomy,” Cannon says in the ad. “God knows I need one.”
The ad is actually a reimagining of the one Reynolds starred in last year’s Father’s Day. In the 2021 ad, Reynolds did the same “mother of all cocktails” and wore the same orange polo. Apparently dad jokes are still dad jokes no matter how many kids you have.
This post has been updated.
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