The multi-hyphenated entertainer Nick Cannon is well recognized for discussing a variety of subjects, including his life. Recently, the television personality got real about his approach to romantic relationships during a chat with sex therapist Dr. Tammy Nelson and DVSN.
Cannon appeared in a YouTube Live interview this week with R&B duo DVSN and sex therapist Dr. Tammy Nelson, where he discussed “open monogamy” and the today’s state of romantic relationships. The four discussed the idea of “open monogamy”, which Nelson defined as having “a primary or central partner” within a “flexible and fluid relationship agreement.” Cannon revealed his therapist has dubbed what he engages in as “consensual non-monogamy.”
Cannon also opened up about his feelings on being ‘confined’ to a label. He said, “I’ve practiced monogamy, I’ve been a cheater, I’ve been toxic,” before saying he wanted to “be the best self I can possibly be and be the best father I can possibly be.” He added, “It all starts with honesty, It’s really just surface, basic stuff. One of my therapists coined what I do as consensual non-monogamy.”
Cannon explained that “to even pretend like I’m in a monogamous relationship, that would be misleading. Because, as we know, monogamy defines one thing — and people like to classify what I do as polyamory or polygamy, but even that, I always say to define me is to confine me.” This comes after Nick said it would be ‘safe to be’ he would father at least three more children this year.
Meanwhile, Cannon is the father of twins Monroe and Moroccan, with Mariah Carey; Golden “Sagon” and Powerful Queen with Brittany Bell; twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, with Abby De La Rosa; and Zen, who died in December, with Alyssa Scott. Watch the interview below.
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