The Sweetest Family Photos of Nick Cannon with His Kids

The Masked Singer host is expecting his eighth child with model Bre Tiesi following the death of his son Zen with model Alyssa Scott; he also shares twins with Mariah Carey, twins with Abby De La Rosa and two kids with Brittany Bell

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Moroccan & Monroe

Moroccan Scott Cannon And Monroe Cannon Party Hosted By Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
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Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey welcomed twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe, on April 30, 2011. The singer wrote in her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, that before meeting Cannon, she had no interest in being a mother. But after they met, things changed.

″Our desire to have children became a force of nature and why we got married so quickly," she wrote.

The couple divorced in 2014 after six years of marriage, but remain amicable and spend time together with their now 10-year-old kids. Cannon attributed their friendliness to their desire to model unconditional love to their kids.

"Whenever we can show that — even if we're not together, [that] we love each other unconditionally — and become that fine example to our children, they'll grow up to be good human beings, hopefully," Cannon told PEOPLE.

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Moroccan & Monroe

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During their time as a couple, the two had fun dressing up with their twins for Halloween. The family suited up as The Incredibles one year, and have since enjoyed getting into the Halloween spirit every year since.

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Moroccan & Monroe

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Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon and their children. Nick Cannon/Instagram

Cannon told PEOPLE in December 2020 that he and Carey have found a harmonious balance when it comes to co-parenting — though in the past, he has admitted he doesn't love that term.

"It's funny when they say 'co-parenting' — that phrase is a little redundant," Cannon told PEOPLE. "You can't co-parent, you have to parent, and that's what we do well because when it comes to our children, we're selfless individuals — they're first."

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Powerful Queen & Golden Sagon

Cannon and then-girlfriend Brittany Bell were given the best Christmas gift in 2020: the birth of their second child together, a daughter named Powerful Queen Cannon. (Son Golden Sagon Cannon, 4, was born on Feb. 21, 2017.) The former Miss Arizona U.S.A. shared the happy announcement on Instagram on Christmas day 2020.

"The best gift ever ♥️ we have been surprised with... A GIRL!!!!!" Bell wrote.

"All I can say is that Nick was my rock through the most intense yet empowering natural water birth. It was nothing but POWERFUL ♥️♥️♥️♥️ Merry Christmas!!!! THANK YOU GOD ♥️," she added.

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Golden Sagon

When Golden joined the family in 2017, Cannon shared his elation in a since-deleted Instagram post.

"Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning! No matter how hard the world may hit you, God always reminds us of our purpose! #TrueHappiness," he wrote on Instagram in 2017 to share the news of Golden's arrival. "Welcome to Earth Son!"

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Golden Sagon & Powerful Queen

Golden and his little sister Powerful Queen dressed up as cute little bunnies ahead of Easter in 2021, with their parents joining in on the fun.

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Zion Mixolydian & Zillion Heir

On June 14, 2021, Abby De La Rosa and Cannon welcomed twin boys Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir Cannon to the world, she revealed on Instagram. The professional DJ concluded her post by adding the hashtags "my world" and "twin boys."

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Zion Mixolydian & Zillion Heir

Nick Cannon and Abby De La Rosa
Abby De La Rosa's Instagram. Abby De La Rosa/instagram

De La Rosa also shared a photo of the babies' hands holding onto her fingers on her Instagram Stories, writing, "Zion & Zilly."

The new mom announced Cannon was her babies' father on Instagram last April when she shared photos from a maternity shoot that featured the Masked Singer host.

"Your Dad & I will always be here for you both; in complete unison and support. No matter what this world may throw your way, know that forgiveness is key and what is for you - is for YOU! You both are already so loved and we can't wait to meet you both," De La Rosa wrote at the time. That post has since been deleted from her Instagram page, but she regularly shares new shots of the adorable twins.

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Zion Mixolydian & Zillion Heir

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Nick Cannon's Instagram Story. Nick Cannon Instagram

Like father, like sons! Twins Zion and Zillion are taking after their musical dad at just one month old. Cannon shared some behind-the-scenes videos on his Instagram Story of a DJ-themed photo shoot with his newborns, whom he playfully referred to as "DJ Z-Mix & DJ Z-illy Dollaz."

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Zion Mixolydian & Zillion Heir

nick cannon and Abby De La Rosa
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Who you gonna call? Cannon and De La Rosa dressed up as Ghostbusters while their tiny twins (dressed as the Stay-Puft marshmallow man) snoozed through their first Halloween.

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Zion Mixolydian & Zillion Heir

Nick, Zion, Zillion Cannon and Abby De La Rosa
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Cannon and de la Rosa rang in their twins' first birthday at Disneyland with an assist from Mickey Mouse. "Today we celebrated at the happiest place on earth!" Cannon wrote in a post, in which he also praised De La Rosa for being "Super Woman."

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Zion and Zillion nickcannon Verified What can I say… my whole family loves music!!! Zilly and Zion boppin to the classics on the way to the park! Salute to my OG @imcharliewilson Yearnin’!!!🙌🏾 Edited · 5d

In a heartwarming video, Cannon shared on Instagram a clip of Zion and Zillion (whom he refers to Zilly) taking a stroll to the park bumping some classic Charlie Wilson.

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Nick Cannon
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Model Alyssa Scott shared a Father's Day post that seemingly confirmed she was expecting a baby boy with Cannon in June 2021. The new addition marked his fourth baby in a year.

The baby news came after Scott — who reportedly appeared on his MTV game show Wild 'N Outall but confirmed that Cannon was her baby's father in a since-deleted maternity shot she posted in May, which she captioned with their unborn son's name, Zen S. Cannon.

In another post from June, Scott said she was in "the final days" of her pregnancy with what would be her second child and Cannon's seventh.

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Alyssa Scott Instagram
Nick Cannon, Alyssa Scott. Alyssa Scott Instagram

Scott announced on July 3, 2021 that she'd welcomed her baby boy.

"I will love you for eternity," she captioned a trio of black-and-white snaps, two of which showed her cradling the newborn in her arms. Alongside the post she also shared that she welcomed her son on June 23, nine days after Cannon's twins Zion and Zilly were born.

Just a few months later, Baby Zen died of brain cancer in December 2021. He was 5 months old.

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bre tiesi, nick cannon
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Cannon and Bre Tiesi welcomed her first child (and his eighth) on June 28th, and she announced the "beautiful miracle" via a video on her YouTube July 25th. A day later, Tiesi shared that their son was named Legend, and linked to an Instagram account dedicated to photos of the newborn.

Cannon initially revealed the news they were expecting alongside a photo from their baby shower, during which the couple learned that they were expecting a baby boy.

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Bre Tiesi Shares Sweet Photo of Her and Nick Cannon's Newborn Son Legendary for His Social Media Debut
Legendary Love Cannon/Instagram

So delicious! Tiesi shared the first shot of Legend's face alongside his "first birthday cake," decorated in pastel blues and greens.

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Legendary nickcannon Verified LEGENDARY LOVE CANNON!!!! Y’all gonna need a wide screen for this name!!! So grateful to God The Most High Elohim YAWEH for a Healthy, Happy and Harmonious Spirit having a Human Experience!! ❤️🙏🏾 aka L.L. COOL CANNON aka L.L.C. aka YOUNG LE-LO aka BROTHER LOVE Edited · 1d
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Cannon shared a picture with Tiesi and Legendary, with the newborn's name shown in massive balloons in the background.

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Legendary nickcannon's profile picture nickcannon Verified Introducing LEGENDARY LOVE CANNON! Aka LL COOL CANNON! Aka LLC! Aka YOUNG LE-LO! Aka BROTHER LOVE!! 🙏🏾❤️✊🏾 (y’all know I do the MOST with these names)🤣 1d

Cannon posted a joyful video of himself bonding with his newest bundle of joy.

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