How Many Kids Does Nick Cannon Have?

Few humans in recent memory have taken the Biblical advice to go forth and multiply with the enthusiastic fervor of Nick Cannon. After welcoming twins with his then-wife Mariah Carey, the comedian/rapper/radio host/producer/TV personality he went on something of a mad tear of procreation, eventually fathering multiple with multiple women. 

Speaking with Howard Stern in 2017, Cannon opened up about how his various health problems, brought on by his struggle with lupus, probably contributed to his desire to leave behind a lot of progeny. "I'm probably gonna die sooner than most people," Cannon admitted, explaining that realization had led him to live in the moment and embrace life. "I might die in the morning, so let's f*** all night!" he declared. "So why wear condoms? I might not be here tomorrow!" 

That said, Cannon is also a proud papa who loves being a dad, even if his family situation isn't exactly one that most people would find conventional. However, he's also quick to recognize the challenges of his unique situation. "Being a father of multiple kids, it's always the biggest guilt on me is that I don't get to spend enough time with all my children," he shared during an appearance on "The Checkup with Dr. David Agus," as reported by People. "One, 'cause I'm constantly working, and two, because I'm just spread thin." To discover more about Cannon's brood, read on to find out the answer to the question, how many kids does Nick Cannon have?

Moroccan and Monroe (born April 30, 2011)

Twin siblings Moroccan and Monroe Cannon, known by their nicknames Roc and Roe, are Nick Cannon's first children, born in 2011 with then-wife Mariah Carey. "The Moorish and Moroccan vibe was always something we talked about, Mariah loves Marilyn Monroe ..." Cannon told the Shade Room of how he and Carey came to decide on their names. Sharing parenting responsibilities since their 2016 divorce, both Cannon and Carey seem to be pleased with the situation. "I think Nick and I have done pretty well in co-parenting, staying friends with each other so that we can talk," Carey told People

As the oldest of Cannon's children, Roc and Roe have given him a taste of what's to come as the rest of his kids start growing up. "It's my first time having 12-year-olds, and I have a set of them, to where, now we're having real conversations," Cannon explained during an appearance on the "Howie Mandel Does Stuff" podcast. According to Cannon, being able to candidly speak with the twins is especially important, given the simple fact of their parentage. "Because, you know, their lives are far from normal," Cannon added. "Their mom is one of the biggest entertainers to ever live and their dad is me."

Cannon often joins his eldest kids for some social media fun, such as the time joined the twins so they could all show off their dance moves in a viral TikTok video.

Golden Sagon (born February 17, 2017)

A little over five years after the birth of Roc and Roe, in 2017 Nick Cannon and Brittany Bell welcomed a son, Golden Sagon. Cannon made the announcement in a since-deleted Instagram post, as reported by Today. During an appearance on Power 106 Los Angeles, Cannon insisted that Golden wasn't an "oops baby" who arrived by accident. "Never an oops baby. I'm so calculated with my moves," Cannon insisted, declaring his intention to father a few more children. "I've always wanted five kids," he explained, adding that "just because my marriage was over didn't mean I couldn't continue my family." 

As Golden grew older, Cannon and Bell continued to share updates on their son via social media. As it turned out, Sagon was a bit of a prodigy. When her son had only recently celebrated his fourth birthday, Bell — a model and pageant queen who once held the title of Miss Guam — shared a photo on Instagram, in which he held a sign reading, "First grade, here I come." In the caption, Bell wrote, "This boy has such a gift for learning and has been a joy to pour into .. he has skipped preschool, pre-k, and now kindergarten- straight to first grade."

In addition to intelligence, Golden also showed some early athletic ability, both track and field, and baseball. Meanwhile, the kid has also shown a gift for impressions, ranging from the King of Pop to his own dad

Powerful Queen (born December 28, 2020)

Three years passed before Nick Cannon fathered his fourth child, Powerful Queen Cannon. As was the case with Cannon's previous child, the mother was Brittany Bell. "The best gift ever," Bell wrote in a December 2020 Instagram post introducing their newborn daughter, adding, "we have been surprised with ... A GIRL!!!!!"

Much like big brother Golden Sagon, Powerful Queen was also an advanced reader. Days after the tot celebrated her first birthday, Cannon shared an Instagram video of his daughter crushing it with flashcards. "Wow!!! Look at this brilliant baby!! They got mad when we named her POWERFUL QUEEN! Y'all lucky I didn't go with my other choice GENIUS EMPRESS!!" Cannon wrote, giving all the credit for his daughter's smarts to Bell, who was in the midst of attaining a PhD in psychology from Pepperdine University.

Powerful Queen experienced a bit of pre-school drama when an injury led her to have one of her legs in a cast. When it came time for the cast to be removed, Cannon documented the process in a video he posted to Instagram. "This little girl is so brave and strong!" Cannon wrote in the caption. "Finally getting her cast cut off after truly living up to her name as a Powerful Queen Super Hero! A Scary journey for Daddy to say the least but Pow kept me from being an emotional wimp! She is my hero!!"

Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir (born June 14, 2021)

About six months after the birth of Beautiful Queen, Nick Cannon welcomed another child. This time, Britanny Bell wasn't the mother, but Abby De La Rosa, a DJ. Plus, the pair didn't welcome just one kid, but twin sons. The kids' names, De La Rosa announced via Instagram, were Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir. When the twins were a month old, De La Rosa posted an adorable family photo on Instagram, in which she and Cannon posed with his fifth and sixth children.

In celebration of the twins' first birthday, Cannon and De La Rosa took the kids to Disneyland, and shared some pics from the trip on Instagram. "Today we celebrated at the happiest place on earth!" wrote Cannon in the caption, along with a TMI addendum: "I was told on my 1st birthday I got so excited that I peed all over my birthday cake and I guess the Apple doesn't fall far from the tree because soon as Zion saw Mickey Mouse he just let loose all over me."

A few weeks later, Cannon and De La Rosa took the twins on another outing, this time to a California butterfly habitat, where the babies were surrounded by hundreds of fluttering butterflies. "If I had to use one word to describe the experience it would be nothing less than MAGICAL!!" wrote De La Rosa in the caption accompanying a video of the trip that she'd shared on Instagram.

Zen (born June 23, 2021)

Mere weeks after the arrival of twins Zion and Zillion, in June 2021 Cannon took to social media to reveal he'd become a father for the seventh time thanks to the birth of son Zen Scott. The baby's mother, he revealed, was model Alyssa Scott, with Cannon announcing the birth via Instagram Stories (as reported by Page Six). 

The new parents' joy quickly turned to shock and sadness when, at the age of two months, Zen was diagnosed with brain cancer. As Cannon explained during an appearance on "The Checkup with Dr. David Agus" (via Today), the child's doctors said that even with aggressive chemotherapy, the best-case scenario was survival to the age of four. Given that grim diagnosis, Cannon and Scott agreed not to pursue chemotherapy treatment. 

In December 2022, Cannon shared the tragic news that Zen had died. "Losing a child has to be the heaviest, most dark and depressive experiences that I will never get over. A mixture of guilt, pain, and sorrow is what I suppress daily," Cannon wrote in an Instagram post. The grieving parents shared their respective tributes to People. "He was the most loving baby," said Cannon, eulogizing his late son. "It was a privilege being Zen's mommy," added Scott. "It's so beautiful and encouraging to see even complete strangers being touched and moved by Zen's light. Zen's spirit and light will shine bright forever."

Legendary Love (born June 28, 2022)

Anyone who thought that Nick Cannon fathering seven kids with four different women was extreme discovered he was just getting warmed up when he announced the arrival of baby No. 8 with yet another mother, Bre Tiesi. "LEGENDARY LOVE CANNON!!!! Y'all gonna need a wide screen for this name!!!" declared Cannon on Instagram in July 2022, announcing his new son's birth. Tiesi, a model who joined the cast of Netflix's "Selling Sunset" in 2023, also announced the arrival of her daughter via Instagram. Cannon commented on Tiesi's post, reported People, writing, "You never cease to amaze me!! Full of passion, drive, focus, brilliance and most importantly love!!! Honored and privileged to experience this beautiful miracle with you!" he continued. "Thank you for the greatest gift any human can give to another. For this my love is forever indebted."

As was the case with the mothers of Cannon's other kids, Tiesi shared updates about Legendary Love and milestones on the child's development via social media. For example, she shared photos on Instagram of a family outing to a pumpkin patch, followed by a post on Instagram Stories (via People) documenting their Thanksgiving celebrations. Then, that Christmas, Tiesi shared a cute family photo of herself, Cannon and their son — all decked out in matching jammies — in front of stockings hanging from the fireplace mantel.

Onyx Ice (born September 14, 2022)

Less than three months after the arrival of his seventh kid, Nick Cannon welcomed his ninth kid: another daughter, named Onyx Ice. As was the case with his previous child, this one came from yet another woman, Lanisha Cole, a model known for her appearances on daytime game show "The Price is Right." Cole announced the birth on Instagram, as did Cannon. In his post, Cannon wrote a long-winded mini-essay in which he thanked both Cole and the Almighty for the birth of his child, adding, "In this moment of celebration and jubilee, I wish to mute any low vibrational frequencies and only rejoice with the Highest Class of Civilization who are truly aligned with our purpose here in this dimension." He also addressed the mounting backlash he was facing for having so many children with so many women, asking critics to lay off. "So I pray and ask others to please project all criticism and cynicism towards ME and not the loving and precious Mothers of my children," he wrote. 

A month after the baby's birth, Cannon returned to Instagram to share photos of Onyx's church dedication. Despite a flareup of Cannon's ongoing health issues, after a brief hospitalization for pneumonia he spent some quality time with Onyx.

Three months after Onyx's birth, Cole posted a message on Instagram Stories about her experience sharing parenting duties with Cannon. "Co-parenting is a breeze when you see eye to eye," she wrote (via the Daily Mail).

Rise Messiah (born September 23, 2022)

A mere nine days after the birth of Onyx, Nick Cannon was blessed with the arrival of son Rise Messiah, his 10th child — his third with Brittany Bell. Cannon announced the birth with a short film from wedding filmmaker Julio Paredes that he posted to Instagram. "Another Blessing!!!" Cannon wrote in the caption. Cannon also revealed that the birth was not a smooth one. "Probably the most difficult labor and delivery I have ever witnessed! 48 hours of excruciating pain and life risking danger to welcome 10 pounds of Love and joy named RISE MESSIAH CANNON," he wrote. 

Bell added more detail in a subsequent Instagram post, when Rise was about two months old, revealing what was intended to be a home birth ended up with a C-section in an emergency room. Then, she explained, she found herself caring for her newborn, plus her other two kids with Cannon, all while preparing for midterms and final exams.

In March 2023, Bell shared an Instagram update on Rise's progress to highlight his burgeoning strength. In a video, the five-month-old is seen pushing himself up to fully support himself with his hands and legs, performing a baby version of a push-up. 

Beautiful Zeppelin (born November 11, 2022)

Less than two months had passed before Nick Cannon once again turned to social media to announce the birth of yet another child: a daughter named Beautiful Zeppelin Cannon, his 11th child overall, and second with Abby De La Rosa. 

"Beautiful is privileged to have such a Loving and Spiritually inclined Mother," Cannon wrote in praise of De La Rosa. "Your resilience and strength doesn't go unnoticed." De La Rosa also announced her daughter's arrival, confirming the date of birth to be November 11. A few days after that announcement, De La Rosa shared a brief message via Instagram Stories (as reported by the Daily Mail), to clear up a misunderstanding about her daughter's name: Beautiful is the child's first name, not an adjective describing her beauty, while Zeppelin is her middle name.

Prior to Beautiful's birth, De La Rosa opened up about her relationship with the other mothers of Cannon's children, during a conversation on OnlyFans (via People). Asked is she knew any of the other women, she responded, "Yes, only one of them." While she didn't identify which woman that was, she described their relationship as friendly and supportive. "The rest of the woman [sic] I don't know and never met but I wish them all the best as well," she added.

Halo Marie (born December 14, 2022)

Nick Cannon didn't waste any time before announcing that he'd fathered yet another kid, his 12th. About a month after the birth of Beautiful Zeppelin, he and Alyssa Scott (with whom he shared the heartbreak of losing their son, Zen) welcomed daughter Halo Marie Cannon, their second child together. "Our lives are forever changed," Scott revealed via Instagram, also paying tribute to their late son. "I know his spirit was with us in the room that morning. I know he is watching down on us, he shows me signs everyday," she wrote. In 

Scott kept her Instagram followers in the loop about how Halo Marie was doing. A few weeks later, she shared some adorable baby photos, confirming the date of birth as December 14. 

Just months later, on March 6, Cannon took to Twitter to issue a post that led many to assume that a 13th Cannon baby was on the horizon. "EXPECT some big news tomorrow..." he tweeted, including a baby bottle emoji. That announcement wound up being the revelation that he'd be starring in a new game show, "Who's Having My Baby? With Nick Cannon" — which generated backlash until he subsequently revealed that was just a hoax to promote his actual new show, "Celebrity Prank Wars," in which he and fellow comedian Kevin Hart try to out-prank each other.

Even Nick Cannon can't remember all his kids' names

During a 2023 appearance on "The Howard Stern Show," Nick Cannon's former "America's Got Talent" colleague Howard Stern asked him to confirm that he was able to keep track of all his kids' names, challenging him to do so on the spot. "I can name all of them, of course!" Cannon responded, incredulous at being asked such a ridiculous question. Cannon proceeded to list his children by name, chronologically by birthdate. After he'd felt he'd completed his list, Stern offered a rebuke. "Wrong! Wrong!" the radio host declared, pointing out that Cannon had skipped over Onyx Ice. "I knew you didn't know them all," Stern joked.

Cannon admitted this was going to create an issue with the child's mother, LaNisha Cole; however, he also admitted it wasn't unusual for him to be in hot water with one of his kids' mothers on a pretty much constant basis. 

Cole responded to Cannon's gaffe, albeit obliquely, in a post she shared via Instagram Stories. "It's not normal to have your life play out in front of an audience, but this is the age we live in," she wrote, as reported by Atlanta Black Star. She also issued another post, noted Page Six, that appeared to more directly address Cannon's screwup. "I will do everything I can every single day to make sure she knows how special she is and how much I love and adore her," she wrote of her daughter.