Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon and wife Mariah Carey are having marriage problems, the television personality confirmed Thursday. Reuters

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey have lived apart for months, the “America’s Got Talent” star confirmed. There had been speculation that their marriage was on the rocks, but this is the first time either of them has spoken about it in public.

"There is trouble in paradise," Cannon, 33, told The Insider of his marriage to Carey, 44. "We have been living in separate houses for a few months."

The high-profile couple reportedly started to have problems in June. "It has been shaky for a while, but it all came to a head recently," a source told Us Weekly.

But an insider for E! Online said the two have been separated for longer. “This is not all of a sudden. There have been issues between them for a while. They are not getting along," the source said. "She wants to end it and it has been in the works for months, which is why her house in the Bahamas and the house in Bel Air are on the market."

Cannon did not elaborate on what problems plagued the couple, but highlighted what was most important to him moving forward. “My main focus is my kids," he told The Insider about their 3-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe.

Cannon and Carey had a quick courtship before they got married in the Bahamas in April 2008. "We really do feel we are soulmates," Carey told People after their spontaneous nuptials. "I never felt a love like this was in the cards for me." Cannon added at the time: "She is beautiful on the outside and 10 times as beautiful on the inside."

They renewed their vows every year, except this April. Some reports claimed a divorce is a “done deal.”

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