The parents have obviously gotten to know one another (Biblically) since, but Nick Cannon said he had to wait until vows were exchanged before getting intimate with Mariah Carey.
While many men refuse to “buy the cow” without trying the milk first, Nick said he only got as far as first base with the iconic singer while they were dating.
Was he worried that their chemistry might be less than ideal in the privacy of their marriage bed?
“If Mariah Carey gave a bad [b/j], I’m still going in,” Nick told radio host Howard Stern. “I didn’t care. In my mind, I’m with it. Either way, it’s one of the most beautiful women to ever walk the planet.”
Nick admitted there was a little touchy-feeling going on, but he respected Mariah’s values too much to take things further before the wedding.
“This is the one woman that was like, ‘None of that’s going down,’” he said.
While it’s rare these days, Nick and Mariah aren’t the only celebrity couple who decided to break from the current-day norm and abstain before marriage. Meagan Good, Sherri Shepherd, and Tamera Mowry-Housley are just a few others who waited.
See more of Nick, Mariah and the Cannons below.
—Tracy L. Scott