Nick Cannon is getting candid about how he coparents his children. During a recent episode of “The Jason Lee Podcast,” the dad of 12 revealed that he spends more time with his 8-month-old daughter, Onyx, than he does with the rest of his kids. That’s thanks in part to the coparenting arrangement he has with Onyx’s mom, LaNisha Cole.
Onyx is “probably the child that I spend the most time with,” Cannon revealed on the podcast. He continued, “I’m with her at least three times a week, for the full day. But I don’t put that out there in the media, social media, [because] it’s not for them. But you know, LaNisha [Cole] and I have a super-strong understandin,g and our coparenting operation is so solid.”
Baby Onyx is the only child “The Masked Singer” host shares with Cole. He’s also dad to Mariah Carey’s 12-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe; 6-year-old Golden, 2-year-old Powerful, and 7-month old Rise, all of whom he shares with Brittany Bell; 9-month old Legendary with “Selling Sunset” star Bre Tiesi; almost 2-year-old twins Zion and Zillion and 5-month-old daughter Beautiful with Abby De La Rosa; and 5-month-old daughter Halo and Zen, who died of brain cancer at 5 months, with Alyssa Scott.
“I got a nursery in my office,” Cannon said. “I’m literally gonna leave here to make sure that I can spend the most time with her — not against all my other kids because all my other kids, they’re in school, they’re babies, as well as Onyx, but the fact that I appreciate that LaNisha gives me the respect enough to allow me to have [Onyx], really, as equal amount of time as [she] does.”
The 42-year-old previously spoke out about how hard it can be to spend time with all of his kids. “Being a father of multiple kids, it’s always the biggest guilt on me is that I don’t get to spend enough time with all my children,” he said on a December 2022 episode of Paramount+’s “The Checkup With Dr. Agus.” “One, ’cause I’m constantly working, and two because I’m just spread thin.”