Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon introduced their precious twins to the world for the first time on ABC’s “20/20.” The happy couple, who celebrated their third anniversary last spring, sat down with Barbara Walters at their New York penthouse to discuss their marriage and becoming parents for the first time to now six-month-old Moroccan and Monroe aka Roc and Roe.
During the interview, the pop diva reflected on her tough pregnancy. “I was afraid I wasn’t going to be able to walk properly again. It was a huge strain,” said Mariah, who had to take Progesterone to minimize the chance of another miscarriage. “I would sit and then someone would need to help me up. I couldn’t go even to the loo by myself.”
While his wife was going through labor, Nick played a live version of Mariah’s hit “Fantasy” in the delivery room. “They came into the world to a live version, and the only reason I wanted it to be the live version is ’cause I wanted them to hear the applause upon entering the world,” explained the new mom.
Nick hopes his children don’t pursue a career in showbiz, but they’re already showing musical inclinations. “I will say that they really respond to music,” said Mariah, while Nick insisted, “But I want to make sure that we get education first, that’s all.”
The couple has launched the website DemBabies.com, sharing candid photos of their bundles of joy. They decided to donate proceeds from the sale of the images to the Fresh Air Fund’s Camp Mariah.
Flip through Roc and Roe’s photo album below.