People.com Entertainment Music Mariah Carey Celebrates 50th Birthday with Her Twins as She Calls Herself 'Eternally 12' "I don't count years but I definitely rebuke them," Mariah Carey previously said about her birthdays By Eric Todisco Published on March 29, 2020 03:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Mariah Carey celebrates her "anniversary". Photo: Mariah Carey/Instagram Mariah Carey is living her best life at 50. On Saturday, the singer gave her fans a look at her milestone birthday celebration while social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. In the first of three photos Carey posted on Instagram, she blew out candles on a chocolate cake as her 8½-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, whom she shares with ex Nick Cannon, stood behind their mom with party hats on. In the next photo, Carey posed with a second cake that read, “Happy anniversary Mariah.” (The singer has previously mentioned that she refers to her birthday as her anniversary.) Carey cut into the cake in the final photo she posted as Monroe gasped in the background. “Spent 3.27 at home with my family and virtually with fans and friends from all over the world. Thank you for all the love 🦋❤️🥳 #eternally12,” she captioned the post. Mariah Carey and Her Kids Wash Their Hands to the Tune of Singer’s Collaboration with O.D.B. On her March 27 birthday, Carey shared a makeup-free selfie on Instagram while recording at her home studio, writing, “Starting 327 with a new song 🎙💖 #stayhome.” The mom of two’s most recently released single was the theme song “In the Mix” for ABC’s Mixed-ish, which debuted in September 2019. Carey’s boyfriend Bryan Tanaka also honored the star on her special day with a throwback photo of the couple along with the hashtag #HappyAnniversary. The dancer started the #AlwaysBeMyBabyChallenge on TikTok as a way for fans to celebrate his girlfriend’s hit song and big day. “I hope you learn this and share it for Mariah’s special anniversary day! 3/27,” he wrote on Instagram. Meanwhile, Carey also gave a shout-out to her fellow music colleagues who share March birthdays. “Happy anniversaries to all my super talented fellow Aries!! ❤️❤️ Cheers!!! 🥂🥂 @chakaikhan @arethasings @dianaross @eltonjohn @celinedion @fergie @ladygaga,” she wrote along with some of her favorite photos with the late Aretha Franklin as well as Diana Ross, Elton John and Chaka Khan. Mariah Carey Kicks Off Her 50th Birthday Celebrations by Recording a New Song In a 2014 interview with Observer, Carey addressed her strong feelings on the correct way to refer to her birthday. “I don’t count years but I definitely rebuke them… I have anniversaries, not birthdays, because I celebrate life, darling,” she said. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments and visit our coronavirus hub.