Written by Zoë Holloway, July 27, 2016

Mariah Carey has appeared on the cover of Complex magazine, and admits inside that she ‘never thought’ she would divorce her ex-husband, Nick Cannon.


The 46-year-old singer and Nick, 35, announced they were going their separate ways in August 2014, after six years of marriage, but she reveals that she wishes the split happened differently for the sake of their two children, twins Moroccan and Monroe, five.
SANTA MONICA, CA - OCTOBER 06: Recording artist Mariah Carey, her husband Nick Cannon and their twins Monroe Cannon (L) and Moroccan Cannon attend "Family Day" hosted by Nick Cannon at Santa Monica Pier on October 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
‘I never thought I would have babies with someone and then get divorced. Like “Oh, great job. Repeat your past.” But life happens and it was supposed to happen. It’s fine. For [my children], I wish it hadn’t happened that way. For me, it was… “Guess it’s over. Call it a day.”’

As we all know, Mariah is now engaged to Aussie billionaire James Packer, who the singer says has ‘a lot of stuff on his plate’. When it comes to a prenuptial agreement, she admits, ‘We would like for it not to be a big thing, but the reality is it has to be. Because there’s things that are specifically mine, and he’s got huge friggin’ conglomerate stuff and I’m not looking to take that from him. So it has to be dealt with.’
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Mariah Carey and James Packer are seen on May 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)

Beyond the prenup, the singer remains tight-lipped about her relationship with 48-year-old James, however, she does say that he’s a fan of her music.

‘If he didn’t like my music, then how would I be able to handle him being around when all I’m doing is creating?’

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