Mariah Carey marries Nick Cannon: reports

Thu May 1, 2008 8:50pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Top-selling recording artist Mariah Carey and popular rap singer and actor Nick Cannon married this week in the Bahamas, according to several media reports.

The New York Post said on Thursday the pair wed in a secret ceremony in front of family and friends at Carey's house in Eleuthera, citing a source close to Carey., the Web site for Latina magazine, cited a source near Cannon as saying the nuptials took place on Wednesday, and In Touch Weekly said Cannon had designed a $2.5 million ring he gave to his new bride.

The reports could not be immediately confirmed and representatives for Carey and Cannon did not return e-mails or phone calls for comment.

Carey, 38, recently released the No. 1 single "Touch My Body" off her album "E=MC2," which also debuted on record charts as the best-selling album in mid-April. She has enjoyed tremendous success as a recording artist starting in 1990 with her self-titled debut album.

Cannon, 11 years younger than Carey, has acted on television and in films such as 2002's "Drumline" and "Shall We Dance?" and he made his singing debut with a self-titled album in 2003 and followed up in 2006 with "Stages."

The pair met when Cannon directed a video for her recent single, "Bye, Bye," and have been dating for several weeks, according to reports.

Carey was married previously to record executive Tommy Mottola, but they divorced in 1998. It is Cannon's first marriage.

(Editing by Mary Milliken and Peter Cooney)

<p>Singer Mariah Carey performs during ABC's Good Morning America Summer Concert Series at Times Square in New York, in this April 25, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>