Nick Cannon said his therapist recommended a break from sex after he found out he had an 8th child on the way

  • In 2021 Nick Cannon said his therapist suggested he become celibate after having four kids in a year.

  • When the news broke this week that he has another baby on the way, Cannon clarified the timing.

  • He said the celibacy journey began when he privately told his therapist about this latest pregnancy.

Nick Cannon clarified the timing of his celibacy journey as he announced he was fathering baby number eight, saying he began trying to abstain from sex after finding out about this latest pregnancy — not before.

On Monday the TV personality confirmed the news of his upcoming eighth child with model Brie Tiesi on his talk show, "The Nick Cannon Show." The host also joked that he was "starting his own football team," referencing the fact that he has had eight children with four women.

Back in October 2021 said he was currently practicing celibacy. He said his therapist had suggested celibacy after he had welcomed his fourth child in less than a year. At the time, the public didn't know he had an eighth child on the way with Tiesi. But Cannon says his therapist was one of the people he had told privately, which prompted the recommendation for celibacy.

During Monday's show, Cannon also said he found out about Tiesi's pregnancy before his son, Zen Cannon's, death. People reported last year that at 2 months old, Zen had been diagnosed with a rare, fast-growing tumor in his brain.

"My therapist was one of the [people] who said that I should probably be celibate because I had shared that news, that Bre was pregnant," he said on his talk show, as reported by JustJared. "That was the reason why I started my celibacy journey back then. I was [celibate] because I was dealing with [this]."

Cannon said on his talk show last year that he and Zen's mother, Alyssa Scott, decided not to treat the tumor with chemotherapy. Instead, they focused on Zen's quality of life and happiness.

Cannon is also a parent to his 10-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, with his ex-wife, Mariah Carey; his 4-year-old son, Golden, and 11-month-old daughter, Powerful, with Brittany Bell; and his 5-month-old twins, Zion and Zillion, with Abby De La Rosa.

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