Since parting ways from Mariah, Nick has welcomed 10 more children. The 42-year-old is also dad to 6-year-old son Golden “Sagon,” 2-year-old daughter Powerful Queen and 5-month-old Rise Messiah with Brittany Bell; 21-month-old twin sons Zion and Zillion and 4-month-old daughter Beautiful Zeppelin with Abby De La Rosa; son Legendary Love, 8 months, with Bre Tiesi; 6-month-old daughter Onyx Ice Cole Cannon with LaNisha Cole; and 3-month-old daughter Halo Marie with Alyssa Scott. Nick and Alyssa’s first child together, a baby boy named Zen, died from a brain tumor in December 2021 at age 5 months.
On Mariah’s end, the “Obsessed” singer has been dating boyfriend Bryan Tanaka for over five years. Back in July, Nick said that he “truly respects” Bryan, but that he views his past romance with Mariah as something special.
“The dude is amazing with my kids and we have family gatherings and things together so I truly respect it,” he said in a July episode of The Hottee Talk Show Podcast. “But come on, that’s my fantasy love. That’s somebody that I will always love.”
Despite such feelings, Nick noted that their dynamic may be different a second time around if they did reconcile.
“It was literally like a fairytale with Mariah so I would rather it just be that way and I appreciate that fantasy because if I try to go back and it wasn’t the same, I’d be like, ‘Damn, I messed it up,'” he said. “But, if I had the opportunity, if it could be the way it was, I’m there.”