So, why did Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon actually get divorced? In an interview with Vlad TV, Cannon called the reason for their split “simple.” With this celebrity pair, there were no claims of infidelity or abuse. The break-up came down to unavoidable differences, as Cannon explained, “It got to a place where I wasn’t able to step into that next realm of my existence by trying to work within her existence.” In addition, Cannon felt that he would be a better role model for his kids outside of their marriage. With disparate beliefs, it ultimately made sense for Cannon and Carey to go their separate ways.
In this case, being a famous couple had its downsides. According to Republic World, Carey shared details about her crumbling marriage to Nick Cannon in her memoir “The Meaning of Mariah Carey.” She wrote, “Making the necessary adult adjustments to being working parents in entertainment took its toll on our relationship, and the end of our marriage came fast, as it began.” But once they called it quits, their situation became even messier.