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By Chris Serico
As a star of BET's fictional reality-series "Real Husbands of Hollywood," Nick Cannon knows a little something about finding the humor in getting hitched.
So, it wasn't terribly surprising that the actor, comedian and "America's Got Talent" host opted for a comical route in his first public comment responding to news that his ex-wife, music icon
Mariah Carey, is engaged to entertainment businessman (and billionaire) James Packer. HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Singer Mariah Carey and TeenNick Chairman and HALO Awards host Nick Cannon attend Nickelodeon's 2012 TeenNick HALO Awards at Hollywood Palladium on November 17, 2012 in Hollywood, California. The show premieres on Monday, November 19th, 8:00p.m. (ET) on Nick at Nite. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images For Nickelodeon) Getty Images file
On Saturday, the "AGT" host posted a fan's modified screen-grab of a scene from "Real Husbands," in which Cannon is hospitalized. Fellow comedian Kevin Hart looms above him and, according to a superimposed caption, appears to be saying, "It's a just ring Nick...."
Cannon liked it enough to post it to his own Instagram account, where it's collected more than 36,000 likes as of Monday morning. "Ha!" reads Cannon's caption. "This made me laugh out loud for real!!! HILARIOUS!"
Taking credit for the meme was Instagram user
@ManEFressh, who celebrated Cannon's use of the work Saturday with the caption, "Glad you have a sense of humor." (FILES) This file photo taken on October 27, 2015 shows US singer Mariah Carey (L) looking at co-chairman of Melco Crown Entertainment, James Packer (R), as they stand on the red carpet ahead of the opening ceremony of the Studio City casino resort in Macau. US pop star Mariah Carey and Australian casino tycoon James Packer are engaged to be married, according to friends who said on January 22, 2016 they were over the moon for the lovebirds. AFP PHOTO / FILES / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images AFP - Getty Images
Jokes aside, Cannon, 35, also made a point to toast the happy couple. "Congrats to
@MariahCarey and James! May God Bless Your Future Union... #GreatPeople #GreatCouple."
Cannon and Carey married in 2008 and have two children, Monroe and Moroccan. The exes' 2014 split appears to have been amicable.
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Carey, 45, and Packer, 48, started dating last summer, and
E! News learned Packer proposed Thursday. The wedding would mark a third marriage for each. Follow TODAY.com writer Chris Serico on Twitter.