Celebrity Parents Nick Cannon Reveals He's Expecting Baby No. 8 with Model Bre Tiesi Following the Death of Son Zen Nick Cannon and Bre Tiesi found out they're expecting a boy during their Malibu "gender reveal" party on Saturday By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is a Staff Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 31, 2022 11:11 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Nick Cannon will soon be adding a new member to his family. On Monday, Cannon, 41, confirmed that he and model Bre Tiesi are expecting during the opening of his eponymous talk show. Standing before an in-studio crowd, Cannon first shared a series of tweets from fans who poked fun at how he is expecting another child. Then, Cannon transitioned and said he is in a "great space," sharing a photograph from his and Tiesi's baby shower during his "Pic of the Day" segment. There, Cannon spoke about his deep love for each of his children, as well as his excitement to welcome another child. For more on Nick Cannon and Bre Tiesi's baby news, listen below to our daily podcast on PEOPLE Every Day. Previously, on Saturday, Cannon and Tiesi, 30, hosted a "gender reveal" party where they learned that they will be welcoming a baby boy sometime later this year. The child will be Tiesi's first and Cannon's eighth. The Nick Cannon Show host is already dad to 10-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, whom he shares with ex-wife Mariah Carey; 4-year-old Golden "Sagon" and 1-year-old Powerful Queen, whom he shares with Brittany Bell; and 7-month-old twins, Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, whom he shares with Abby De La Rosa. Cannon is also father to a child with Alyssa Scott — son Zen, who died on Dec. 5 after being diagnosed with brain cancer last year. Nick Cannon Shares Christmas Photos with All of His Kids After Death of Baby Son Zen BACKGRID Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. On his talk show, Cannon also revealed that he knew about Tiesi's pregnancy "for a while," even before Zen's death last month. "So even going through all of that, this was always in the back of my mind, like, 'What is the right time? How do I share this?'" he said. "No one, we didn't expect Zen to pass away ... All of the news was so unexpected." BACKGRID "I wanted to definitely respect the grieving process with Alyssa, and Bre was respectful enough — She held off making our announcements and speaking on social media," Cannon continued. "She's a very, you know, in the public eye type of person, but keeps her stuff private as well." Added Cannon: "And it was just one of those things like, you know, I didn't know what to do. I didn't know what to say when I was dealing with Zen or to hold off. Even right now, that it came out yesterday, that wasn't planned to talk about it. We wanted to, you know, hold on as long as we can, but it happened. We here and I'm with my family I get to discuss it, I get to be open." Jason Koerner/Getty During the weekend festivities, Cannon and Tiesi, 30, celebrated with guests on a beach in Malibu, California. There, they were surrounded by an elaborate setup that featured an array of white, blue, and pink balloons. At one point, Cannon and Tiesi were joined by those in attendance to pop open confetti cannons, which shot blue confetti into the air, revealing that Tiesi is expecting a boy. Nick Cannon Celebrates Daughter's First Birthday 2 Weeks After His 5-Month-Old Son's Death In photographs, Tiesi — who finalized her divorce from ex Johnny Manziel in November — could be seen cradling her growing baby bump as she and Cannon affectionately held hands with one another. For the outing, Cannon wore an all-white ensemble composed of a white hoodie, sweatpants, shoes, and a hat, while Tiesi matched the same color scheme in a white form-fitting dress. RELATED VIDEO: Nick Cannon Documents 10 Years Since Lupus Diagnosis: 'I Continue to Push Through' Back in December, Cannon opened up to PEOPLE about losing Zen and how he leaned on his six other children for support during that time. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "Having to explain that to 10-year-olds [Moroccan and Monroe] and a 4-year-old [Golden] is pretty intense," he said. "But their understanding and them being there for me probably helped me keep it together as well as really deal with it. Specifically, even, Roc and Roe. They were there for the entire journey." BACKGRID Cannon has said that though some people have questioned his "nonconventional" family and "unorthodox" lifestyle, his No. 1 priority will always be his children. Nick Cannon Says He's 'Still Missing My Little Dude' Following Son Zen's Death: 'Forever Our Angel' "I'm a father, first and foremost," he told PEOPLE. "There's a lot of guilt that I feel and I talk about this in therapy all the time. It's rooted in not having enough time to spend with my loved ones, specifically my children, because I have a lot of children. I'm also spread so thin in my work because that's how I cope. That's how I deal with things. I have several jobs and several shows and movies and music, all that stuff. And I call myself a provider for many, but one thing no matter how much money I generate, one thing I can't generate is time." "It's not about quantity, it's about quality," Cannon added. "And it's really just having quality moments with my children, quality moments with my family. Had a lot of quality moments with Zen in his short time here. I always say time is a manmade thing, but love and energy is a godsend."