Nick Cannon Welcomes His 4th Child In Less Than A Year—And Claims 7 Kids Were ‘No Accident’

Whether you know him as an actor, a comedian, a television presenter, or a rapper, you probably know who Nick Cannon is in some capacity.

He’s been in the public eye for decades and wears many hats within the industry, but most recently he’s put on the hat of father—to a grand total of seven children. And before you ask, yes, he says it was all part of his plan.

“Nick Cannon Welcomes New Baby”

While it’s always exciting when a celebrity you’re interested in becomes a parent for the first time, or the second time, or even the third time, you may have experienced some déjà vu these past few months.

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If you’ve been paying attention to Nick Cannon, you’ll have noticed that his brood has grown substantially as of late.

All He Wants For Christmas Is A Baby Girl

In December of 2020, Nick Cannon welcomed his fourth child, a little girl who is named Powerful Queen.

Nick Cannon with Brittany Bell and two kids on Easter
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The child is his second with model Brittany Bell, with whom he also shares a son, Golden. This little Christmastime baby was the beginning of a busy season for Cannon.

Up Next: Double Trouble

In April of 2021, DJ Abby De La Rosa announced that she was expecting twin boys with Cannon.

Nick Cannon's twins Zion and Zillionaire; their infant hands each wrapped around an adult's finger
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The twins, Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, were born on June 14, 2021, bringing Cannon’s total to six children. Though it didn’t stay at six for long…

He’s Got Talent For Having Twins

While he’s usually on “The Masked Singer” as the host, it seems he has a talent of his own: fathering twins.

Mariah Carey with twins Monroe and Morrocan
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Lest we forget that he already has one set of twins, Monroe and Moroccan, who were born in 2011, whom he shares with his then-wife Mariah Carey.

And Zen Makes Seven!

Just a matter of days after his twins with Abby De La Rosa were born, model Alyssa Scott confirmed in an Instagram post on Father’s Day 2021 that she was expecting a child with Nick Cannon.

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Their son, Zen, was then born on June 23, 2021—less than two weeks after his twins were born.

Four Children Under 1 Year Old Is…A Lot

Literally any parent could tell you that seven children is a lot, and four of them being born within seven months of each other? It’s a little chaotic.

Nnick Cannon doing newborn photoshoot with babies Zillion and Zion
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Quite frankly, you don’t even need to be a parent to predict that it’d be a lot of work.

With Seven Children, The Public Wants To Know: Why So Many?!

Naturally, the public is very curious about the whole “four children in a year” thing.

Nick Cannon with children Powerful and Golden
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Photo Credit: @nickcannon / Instagram

Despite what you may think though, Nick Cannon says it was no accident that he’s had this many children.

“I’m Like A Seahorse Out Here”

Recently on his radio show, Cannon opened up to his guests the City Girls about his growing family after they teased him about needing to learn to wear protection.

yellow seahorse swimming in tank
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Cannon said that “I’m like a seahorse out here with how I’m procreating.” In case you didn’t know, male seahorses are the ones who procreate for their species and have been known to have up to 2,000 babies at a time.

All These Babies Were Completely Intentional, According To Him

In that interview, the “Drumline” actor said that there were “a lot” of women that he could have gotten pregnant but didn’t.

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Photo Credit: Gabriel Olsen / Getty Images

“The ones that got pregnant are the ones that was supposed to get pregnant.” So there ya go.