Nick Cannon And Mariah Carey Are 'Moving Toward' Having Kids

'We absolutely plan to have a family,' he tells MTV News.

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Seven months ago, Nick Cannon said whenever he and wife [artist id="976"]Mariah Carey[/artist] could manage to squeeze in some downtime, they would work on adding a little one to their family. But when he spoke to MTV News this week, Cannon said that although he and Carey will eventually have kids one day, it's too tough of a task right now with their schedules.

"We absolutely plan to have a family," he said. "But we gotta prioritize, because that's a major, major priority. That's like the only priority in life, when you think about it, is starting and raising a family. We wanna make sure everything is out of the way and that we don't have any distractions."

The two entertainers spend as much time as they can with each other, Cannon said, and when they aren't together, he stops everything that he's doing when his wife calls. She's his first priority, Cannon said. The pair will celebrate their second anniversary in May.

Currently, though, Carey is touring in support of her most recent album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, and Cannon is busy hosting "America's Got Talent" and green-lighting TV shows.

"She's on tour right now, I'm doing a bunch of stuff, so eventually we want to be able to say, 'It's time to have a kid,' and set everything up," he said. "But we're definitely moving toward [having children]. We got our house in L.A., and we got a house [in New York], established and close to schools. So we take all of that stuff into consideration."