Mariah Carey Opens Up About Her Childhood In Long Island

Mariah Carey recently shared a few details about growing up in a “broken home” in Long Island, New York.

The singer, who is still hoping her new album Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, will end up selling a ton of copies, recently sat down for a chat with the folks at Out magazine. During the interview, Carey revealed a few details about her parents’ divorce.

Since the singer’s mom and dad decided to call it quits when she was just a kid, Mariah revealed that she wasn’t big on the idea of starting her own family.

Carey told the publication:

“Here’s the thing: would I have been better off if my parents stayed married? No way. They were miserable together, but the grass is always greener. I feel I had a great childhood in some ways, and that’s an amazing thing to be able to say. But I also feel I didn’t because I was the caretaker and I still am, like it started long before I had any financing.”

According to the Business Standard, Mariah Carey firmly believed that she’d never have children of her own. Of course, all of that changed once she married America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon. Carey gave birth to twins in 2011.

She explained:

“I never, ever thought I was going to have kids — ever. I remember as a child, saying, ‘I’m never going to get married; I’m never going to have kids.'”

In addition to opening up about her childhood, Mariah Carey took a moment to discuss her latest studio album. Global Grind reports that the singer had a bit more control over what made it onto the record than she did in the past.

Carey told the magazine:

“I want the album to be heard and felt [as] an experience. I don’t want to just be, like, ‘Here’s another iTunes moment,’ and this and that. Back then I allowed people to — how do I say it? — dictate policy to me, meaning if I didn’t like something they didn’t care. I listened to people — I was, like, ‘Fine, cool, do whatever.’ So now I’m just being adamant.”

If you’re in the market for even more information about the life and times of Mariah Carey, don’t miss the latest issue of Out magazine. Are you surprised that the singer didn’t think she’d ever have kids?

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