The first time Nick Cannon burst onto the scene as a teen in All That, before becoming a multi-talented actor, hip-hop artist, and effervescent TV host of shows like The Nick Cannon Show, Wild ‘N Out, and America’s Got Talent, Cannon proved he was a force to be reckoned with. So much so that established comedians like Dave Chappelle made Cannon a part of their based-on-reality skits, whereby Dave asked his agent via phone who this new “Nick Cannon” personality was that was stealing his thunder and Dave’s own son’s admiration.
Well, these days, the Renaissance Man is in the news because of his love life, with the latest reports covering Nick Cannon and Nicole Murphy’s romantic Valentine’s Day date, as reported by the New York Post.
The star of films like Drumline and Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Cannon has been followed closely with speculation on his dating life after Nick’s six-year marriage to Mariah Carey faltered. During Nick Cannon’s Valentine’s Day with Nicole Murphy, a Mariah Carey song came on during their dinner, as reported by Us Magazine. However, Nick and Nicole were allegedly so into one another that they didn’t notice.
While the internet scuttlebutt has claimed that Mariah Carey is pretty broken up over her marriage ending — and performances of Carey that have gone viral on YouTube have shown a suffering voice — the web has also pontificated if Cannon was dating Amber Rose or Nicole Scherzinger.
With Cannon and Murphy making more public appearances and not denying the romance — as Nick did when he denied dating Amber Rose, but claimed to only have a business relationship with Rose — the next reports that could possibly surface online, or via Season 4 of Murphy’s Hollywood Exes, if it returns, could display a May-December romance between the 34-year-old Cannon and 47-year-old Murphy.
While there’s no word on how Mariah feels about the new Murphy-Cannon romance, Carey and Cannon have been in the news due to being sued by their ex-nanny, as reported by the New York Daily News, and because of Mariah Carey’s fragrance wars with other stars, as reported by the Inquisitr. Perhaps the Nick Cannon/Nicole Murphy union can be used as fuel by Mariah Carey to create another “Breakdown” hit song, an anthem to a broken heart that was rumored to be related to Carey’s breakup with Derek Jeter.
[Image of Nicole and Eddie Murphy at 2000 Premiere of ‘The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps’ by Chris Weeks]