It’s pretty clear that the exes are still super friendly and act like a real family. That being said, Nick Cannon talked about how proud he is of Mariah Carey after she opened up about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder back in 2001.
‘I have never seen one person have to deal with so much and have the weight of the world on their shoulders and cameras constantly in their face – every angle you turn, there’s someone snapping a picture, wanting you to be on, and she does it with so much grace and so much poise,’ Cannon gushed during a recent interview.
He went on: ‘The things that, you know, so many people have to deal with, so many different families – so many people have internal things they are dealing with – and she continues to hold it together in a way where it looks seamless. Even when we were together I was in awe, but even on the outside looking in, it is like, she does it with so much strength and so much beauty, you cannot argue with it, and she’s going to help so many people.’
So much praise! If we didn’t know they were no longer together, we’d think the words were coming from a man deeply in love with his wife.
The two were married for eight years and finalized their divorce back in 2016.
Cannon also explained that they never treated her bipolarity as a setback even when they were together, and the case was the same with his lupus as well.
‘That’s the thing. Everyone’s like, ‘Oh, it is this big secret.’ I never looked at our lifestyle like that. It is funny. People even said I have different chemical imbalances. There is a lot of depression when it comes to, like, Lupus, and even the medication and stuff. I think we as a family did not even look at it. I did not even diagnose this,’ the man explained.
‘As a spiritual person, I am like, that is someone’s opinion. So, when someone starts to place stigma or starts to categorize you, we did not allow that into our household. It was never, you have this or I have this,’ he added.
Finally, he made it very clear that she is his best friend forever and they still talk a lot! There is definitely no bad blood between these exes!