Carey and Cannon are said to be engaged – or even married – but reps are mum

By People Staff
Updated May 01, 2008 03:10 PM
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Reports are circulating that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are married after impulsively tying the knot during a small ceremony on an island, according to Latina magazine.

Only a few close pals, including Da Brat, attended the nuptials, the publication says. The New York Post also reports that the couple got secretly married. However, there has been no official confirmation of the wedding. Reps for both Cannon and Carey were not available for comment.

Meanwhile, Access Hollywood, has reported that the two are engaged – but some blogs are buzzing about whether the alleged marriage is merely to hype Carey’s new video, which stars Cannon.

Still, there is evidence at least the engagement may be real. Earlier this week, Carey, 39, was seen sporting a large ring as she and Cannon, 27, held hands at the bash at Cadillac Lounge at Tenjune after the premiere of her movie Tennessee at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.

The ring, jeweler Jacob & Co. confirmed to PEOPLE, is crafted from platinum and features a square, emerald-cut fancy light pink diamond in the center, surrounded by 58 intense pink diamonds, flanked by two half-moon diamonds. The total carat weight of the ring – the center stone alone is 10 carats – is a jaw-dropping 17 carats, with a value of $2.5 million.

Though some have speculated that Carey’s ring is the same one Cannon gave to his former fiancée, Victoria’s Secret model Seltia Ebanks, Ebanks’s ring was 12 carats and made of colorless diamonds.

Asked last weekend what he loved about Carey, Cannon told PEOPLE: “Everything.”

Two weeks ago, the pair were also spotted looking cozy together in Las Vegas.

Should they be married, this will be a first for Cannon. Carey and record executive Tommy Mottola were wed from 1993 to 1998. That marriage ended in divorce.