US TV and radio personality Nick Cannon officially filed divorce papers on December 12, 2014, while Mariah Carey has been working on a property settlement for the couple, according to reports.
Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ that Mariah and Nick have been living in separate houses in NYC since May 2014.
The document reportedly includes a a confidentiality clause stating that Cannon would have to pay the singer $250,000 for going public about the break up, while Carey would have to give him $500,000 if she spilled the beans.
Carey has a higher penalty fee as her financial worth was much bigger than Cannon’s when they first got together. Carey came into the marriage worth $150 million, while Cannon was worth around $500,000.
The beginning of the split is rumored to be Nick’s appearance on Big Boy’s radio show back in March, during which Nick named five celebrities that he has slept with. Nick named five (Mariah, Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger, Selina Ebanks, and Kim Kardashian), however TMZ’s sources say it was the Kim Kardashian reveal that drove Carey away.
Cannon also told radio host Howard Stern that Carey refused to sleep with him until they wed. There have also been rumors that Cannon was unfaithful.
Sources also claim that Carey feels that Nick is taking every job that’s offered to him despite being fine monetarily, keeping him away from the kids for extended periods of time.
Nick reportedly earned $75 million for the family since 2011.
Carey has been focusing on her career of late and has just signed an artist-in-residence deal in Las Vegas where she is set to perform an 18-song set list of all her No. 1 hits at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Speaking to People magazine, a source revealed that since their separation Carey has been living at the couple’s Manhattan apartment with their children, twins Moroccan and Monroe who turn 4 in April, while Cannon has been staying in hotels.
Carey, meanwhile, just revealed that she will be relocating from New York City to Las Vegas, Nevada, to begin a residency at Caesars Palace.
The pair has three-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan.
People also reports that Carey and Cannon’s representatives would not comment on their personal lives.
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