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Nick Cannon confirmed to Access Hollywood that he and wife Mariah Care are expecting a boy and a girl.
Access Hollywood
updated 2/1/2011 6:09:47 PM ET 2011-02-01T23:09:47

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are having a boy and a girl, a rep for the “America’s Got Talent” host confirmed to Access Hollywood.

The couple first revealed their pregnancy to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush in October 2010 and Nick came by Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday where he shared news about how Mariah is doing in the run up to the birth of the couple’s twins.

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“She’s been cooking up a storm,” Cannon said when Bush and Kit Hoover asked about whether Carey was “nesting.”

“I didn’t know what it was,” Cannon continued. “I thought this was the way she dealt with her cravings. She doesn’t eat. She cooks all this food and her cravings go away and she makes me eat it, so I’m gaining all the weight.”

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Cannon also confirmed to Bush and Hoover that the rumors are correct — President Obama was the first to learn that the couple was having twins, and he explained to Bush and Hoover how that happened.

“That was my wife. She was like, ‘Wouldn’t that be a great story to be able to share with our children — that the first people to know that they were gonna be people was the president and first lady?’” Cannon recounted. “So she told them at the same time.”

In fact, President Obama seemed to know about the twins before Carey even uttered the words.

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“He’s the president, he knows these things,” Cannon said.

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In the run up to the birth of his first children, Cannon is hitting the road, having lined up two comedy gigs at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on March 5, back to back.

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“Everyone’s heard all the tabloid news and stuff, now you get to hear it from the horse’s mouth,” Cannon said of what he plans to address in his comedy outing.

“This is so therapeutic to me,” he added. “This is Nick Cannon like you’ve never heard him before. I’m talking about being married, becoming a father, [and] all of the drama between.”

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