Nick Cannon Says He Now Practices 'Consensual Non-Monogamy' After Being 'A Cheater'

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Nick Cannon poses at the opening night of the new play "Thoughts of a Colored Man" on Broadway at The Golden Theatre on October 13, 2021 in New York City
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Nick Cannon, 41, revealed that he practices non-monogamy in his relationships while awaiting the birth of his eighth child.

Relationships can be complicated, especially when you're famous. A lot of us know the experience of being cheated on, and some of us even know the experience of doing the cheating, but that doesn't mean that there's no way to have a healthy relationship involving external parties, as Nick Cannon recently opened up about.

Nick Cannon is no stranger to complicated relationships.

Nick has seven children with four different women: twins Monroe and Morroccan with Mariah Carey, Golden and Powerful with Brittany Bell, Zion and Zillion with Abby De La Rosa, and Zen, who passed away at five months old, with Alyssa Scott.

"I've practiced monogamy, I've been a cheater, I've been toxic," Nick recently revealed.

Nick went on to say his new goal in relationships is to "be the best self I can possibly be and be the best father I can possibly be." 

"It all starts with honesty," Nick explained, adding that his relationships have "contingencies based off of what allows me to be the best me I can possibly be." 

"It's really just surface, basic stuff," he went on.

"One of my therapists coined what I do as consensual non-monogamy. Because 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," Nick stated.

Nick also revealed he had been in relationships with "women who have four, five, six children in a household at the same time."

"And it's been some of the most lucrative and strong friendships and passionate relationships that I've ever had, because...," Nick said, trailing off. "I would never judge someone based off of the amount of children they had. Especially when they're a great parent."

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h/t: ET