NEW YORK, N.Y. -- After months of media speculation, Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon are ready to break their silence for the first time.
In a new, exclusive interview with Access Hollywood's Billy Bush from inside the couple's Manhattan home, Mariah and Nick confirmed they are expecting their first child together.
"Yes, we are pregnant, this is true!" Mariah told Billy of the baby that is due this spring. "It's been a long journey. It's been tough because I've been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy."
Mariah said that after months of media speculation, she had to speak out.
"At this point, there is no choice. I either talk or I hibernate," she said.
In the interview, which will air on Access Hollywood on Thursday, Mariah and Nick spoke candidly about their journey together, which included a terrifying miscarriage they experienced not quite two years ago. Mariah and Nick revealed they were getting ready to tell their friends and family the good news that they were expecting over the holidays back at that time, when they found out she was no longer pregnant.
"It kind of shook us both and took us into a place that was really dark and difficult," Mariah told Billy about the devastating miscarriage. "When that happened... I wasn't able to even talk to anybody about it. That was not easy."
After the miscarriage, Nick said that the experience has made them stronger as a couple and he admires Mariah's strength.
"It definitely brought us closer together," Nick told Billy. "It strengthened our relationship so much... She handled it so well."
Now that the word is out, Mariah and Nick say they plan to celebrate together and with their friends and family.
"The greatest gift on earth is a child," Nick said. "We've had names picked out from the first day we met and we want to stay true to that."
Mariah's new CD, "Merry Christmas II You," is due out on November 2.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
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