Nick Cannon Confirms Mariah Carey Split, Says "We'll Forever Be Family"

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Nick Cannon has confirmed what has been rumored for months:

He and Mariah Carey have separated.

The America's Got Talent host appeared today on Good Morning America, sitting opposite Lara Spencer, who opened the interview as follows:

"You and I were just talking, Mariah and you are separated, Christmas is about family first and foremost."

Replied Cannon:

"Always focus on family, We'll forever be family. At the same time, we're there for our children, making them the No. 1 priority and understanding they're loved and can have an amazing holiday."

Talk of a Cannon-Carey divorce has been ongoing since early fall.

In September, an insider told E! News that “Mariah has started the divorce process. She's getting all her ducks in a row."

Soon afterward, Cannon took to Twitter to deny any drama surrounding their pending split.

"I love @MariahCarey and that will never change," he wrote. "So to see false reports in the media stating otherwise is absurd. While I would like to remain silent I can no longer allow this to happen."

It remains unclear exactly what prompted the end of this relationship, but Carey supposedly believes Cannon cheated on her.

Despite this sad news, Cannon says he, Carey and their twins will spend the holidays together.

He talked about their annual tradition while promoting his new book, "Roc and Roe's 12 Days of Christmas." 

"It's always a house full of people and pets and dogs. Christmas Eve we like to have sleigh rides and reindeer," Cannon told Spencer. "It's a lot of fun. So when you read the book, everything seems over the top, but it really happens."

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