December 16th, 2010
11:04 AM ET
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon deserve a second round of congratulations: The couple is expecting twins!
Nick Cannon confirmed the news on New York’s 92.3 radio station Thursday morning with a special story about what famous couple was the first to find out that Cannon and his wife are expecting twins.
There’s been plenty of speculation about whether the baby's a boy or a girl - or, if there was more than one on the way - since Carey first confirmed she was pregnant, but Cannon, 30, says they were wary of revealing too much.
But the questions about Carey’s pregnancy became unavoidable – especially that little nugget about whether the 41-year-old singer was carrying twins.
“I couldn’t avoid that question anymore and people became fascinated with that...In order for my wife and I to live our [lives], we have to be up front and I need to be able to share things with you,” the “America's Got Talent” host said, even admitting, “I haven’t even told my wife I’m doing this so I’ll probably get yelled at for not getting permission.”
He then went on to explain how Carey, who performs during TNT's "Christmas in Washington 2010" in front of the First Family, spilled the beans.
“She’s singing this song ['One Child'] and she goes backstage, and she has the opportunity to speak with the President and the First Family, and they even questioned my wife about what she’s having,” Cannon revealed. “At this point, she hadn’t told anybody anything, because doctors advised we keep it to ourselves. [But] because of the excitement and the emotion, she shared with the President and the First Lady that we are having twins.”
Cannon added that the couple looks forward to sharing with their two kids that with all of the excitement about their impending arrival, it was the President and the First Lady who got the scoop.
And as for the two babes? They’re doing just fine, Cannon said.
“We had another ultrasound last night, and everything is a-ok,” he said. “The babies are healthy.”
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