Rumors had been circulating for months, so few were surprised yesterday when Nick Cannon confirmed his separation from Mariah Carey.
Even so, going public with the split may have been a foolish move on Cannon's part.
Reports that Cannon cheated on Mariah appear to be false, but even so, Carey seems to be holding all the cards with regard to custody of the couple's two-year-old-twins.
Sources say Carey is "pissed" that Cannon went public despite signing a non-disclosure agreement, and she may take it out on him by further restricting his already limited visitation rights.
While we don't know the cause of the separation of who initiated it, insiders seem to think it wasn't Cannon's idea, but he may be the one who holds most of the blame.
While Carey has been permitted to stay at home with the children, Cannon has reportedly been living in hotels for several months, which seems to indicate that there was some indiscretion on Cannon's part.
Friends close to Cannon say the comedian seems "depressed," and likely went public with the news of his separation simply because he'd reached a low point and was tired of keeping up appearances.
Though it seems Cannon didn't make his revelation for revenge purposes, he may still face retribution from Carey who reportedly wanted to keep the split a secret until after her upcoming tour.