How Nick Cannon Manages Father’s Day Plans…With 11 Kids

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For blended families, Father’s Day can be a little stressful. If you’re Nick Cannon, that chaos is next level. To ensure that all 11 of his kids get the “opportunity to connect,” the actor/comedian has a crazy balancing act to navigate on Father’s Day.

“It’s definitely one of those days where I got to be on my Ps and Qs the entire day,” Cannon told PEOPLE.


In what is probably a pipe dream, “The Masked Singer” host wanted a day to rest, but that doesn’t seem like something he gets much of with all those kids running around.

“I want to give all my kids the opportunity to connect and give me gifts, and all that type of stuff” he said. “It’s a fun day and I appreciate all the love that I get on that day.”


It’s beautiful that he’s able to find time for all of his kids on Father’s Day, but seriously, is there a schedule or a spreadsheet somewhere? How does he figure out the timing of it all? We’re exhausted just thinking about it. All joking aside, it really is nice that he tries to give them all a chance to have their time with him. Many of Cannon’s children are young so he’s still in the stage where it’s “all about arts and crafts gifts.”

“I’m getting the macaroni necklaces, the construction paper card, all of that stuff, which I love,” he said. “My offices are filled with great gifts that my kids have created and conjured up.”


Cannon has 12 children, including twins Monroe and Morocco with ex-wife Mariah Carey; son Legendary Love with Bre Tiesi; daughter Onyx Ice with LaNisha Cole; sons Golden Sagon and Rise Messiah, and daughter Powerful Queen with Brittany Bell; daughter Beautiful Zeppelin and twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with Abby De La Rosa; daughter Halo Marie and his late son Zen, who died of brain cancer when he was five months old, with Alyssa Scott.

In the middle of all this Father’s Day craziness, Cannon will be filming “The Masked Singer,” so he’ll fit these visits in when he’s not insulting Ken Jeong or unmasking celebrities.

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