Mariah Carey Is ‘Spiritual’ About Pregnancy, Nick Cannon Says

Couple hasn't confirmed or denied rumors Mariah is expecting their first child.

Is she or isn’t she? While many of Nick Cannon’s and Mariah Carey’s recent comments would lead fans to believe that the singer is indeed expecting a baby, it seems that no one will own up to anything until the singer is good and ready to make an announcement herself.

“I think ‘superstitious’ might be the wrong word,” Cannon explained to Usweekly.com about all the speculation surrounding whether or not his wife is pregnant. “I think it’s more of a spiritual thing, like trying to stay true and stay private for as long as you possibly can. She wants to keep as much privacy as she possibly can.”

“She’ll talk when she’s ready to talk,” he explained, adding that she is feeling “good” and currently hard at work on a new album in Los Angeles. He joked, “I love kids, I’m all about kids. I’m a big kid! Octomom. Nine kids at once. Whatever happens, whatever life God blesses you with, you have to take it and appreciate it.”

While the couple has neither confirmed nor denied anything regarding the speculation, Carey did coyly address rumors last week in a blog post to her fans. “I appreciate everyone’s well wishes. But I am very superstitious,” she wrote on her website on Wednesday. “When the time is right, everyone will know — even Cindi Berger [my publicist].”

Despite his wife appearing at a recent concert in maternity clothes, Cannon continues to dodge the subject, even when addressing the rumors on his radio show earlier this month. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it time and time again — when my wife feels like talking about whatever she wants to talk about, you will hear it directly from her,” he said. “We all know it’s extremely personal, and it is for a woman to deal with things with her body, and especially when dealing with the idea of childbirth and all that stuff.

“That’s something you want to keep near and dear and as close to you as you possibly can, until you’re 100 percent sure, in any situation,” he continued. “There’s a certain time limit you’re supposed to wait before you can actually officially say that you are and all that stuff. You don’t want to mislead anybody.”