Mariah Carey’s kids are her priority, which she makes clear in Clash Magazine‘s cover story of her for their newest issue.
Her 5-year-old twins, daughter Monroe and son Moroccan, are already fans of traveling around the world, which their superstar mother does often.
“They love traveling. They love flying,” the 46-year-old tells Clash Editor-In-Chief Simon Harper. “If I keep them home for like five days, they’re like, ‘When are we going on an airplane?’ They really love it.”
Carey emphasizes that she wants her children to have a normal life when they get older; whatever they don’t want to do, she won’t force them to. However, for now, she’s having fun showing them the world.
“They love doing all these things and seeing places — they love the Eiffel Tower. It’s amazing, you know what I mean? I just have the best time with them,” the singer/songwriter said. Carey is currently on vacation in Europe with the twins and her fiancé.
On the cover of Clash, Mariah Carey flaunts an enviably fit figure, in just a black one-piece with a fur coat draped over her arms.
Being Mariah Carey’s kids — not to mention the fact that their father, Nick Cannon, has a musical background as well — the twins are already developing their own talents.
“Both of them are very musical. Monroe has a great ear, so she can repeat what I sing to her. And Rocky, he’s just a superstar anyway. He’s a comedian,” the Grammy-winner says of her kids, who she sometimes nicknames “Roc” and “Roe.”
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, 35, announced the end of their six-year marriage in 2014, when he filed for divorce after the pair had already been privately separated for several months.
In January of this year, Mariah Carey announced her engagement to James Packer, while Essence reports that Nick Cannon has recently been linked to TLC’s Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas, although that hasn’t been confirmed.
Carey and Cannon’s divorce is expected to be finalized some time this year, and he took the time recently to address rumors that he’s been stalling the process, and by extension, delaying his ex-wife’s new marriage.
In an exclusive with Entertainment Tonight, Cannon says the rumors are false. He and Carey definitely have one thing in common, though: their kids are most important.
“I wish it was that easy where you can just sign something and say, ‘Oh, I’m done,’ but it’s a lot of things that go with that that are beyond my control. The only thing that’s important to me is my children. I want what’s best for them. I believe my ex feels the exact same way,” the music manager and television host says.
After their family vacation, Mariah Carey will most likely be returning to her Vegas residency. The singer is another superstar on the growing list of those who have been given a Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
The residency, entitled “Mariah #1 to Infinity,” kicked off in May and ends in September. The setlist consists of the songstress’ biggest hits, like “Fantasy,” “Hero,” and “We Belong Together,” as well as some songs that have never been performed live outside of the residency.
Recently, Billboard reported that Carey surprised fans at the Essence festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, when she brought out Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat to perform Carey’s self-professed favorite remix of her song “Honey.“
Dupri and his label, So So Def Recordings, worked with Mariah Carey throughout most of her music career. Rapper Da Brat has been signed to his label since the early 1990s.
Her musical talents are intact after years in the game, she’s happily engaged again, and Mariah Carey’s kids appear to be thriving. It doesn’t get any better than that.
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