Since then, the American star has found himself repeatedly hitting the headlines after welcoming ten children with five different women in the space of five years.
In addition to his twins with Carey, the host has children with DJ Abby De La Rosa, and four models: Alyssa Scott, Brittany Bell, Bre Tiesi and Lanisha Cole.
He shares a six-year-old son Golden, two-year-old daughter Powerful Queen, and 11-month old son Rise Messiah with Bell.
He is also a father to two-year-old twins Zion and Zillion and nine-month-old daughter Beautiful Zeppelin with De La Rosa, as well as one-year-old son Legendary Love with Tiesi.
Additionally, he shares 11-month-old daughter Onyx Ice with Cole and eight-month-old daughter Halo Marie with Scott.
Cannon and Scott’s five-month-old son, Zen, died in December 2021 from a brain tumour.
Speaking on the Soul Train Music Awards red carpet in Los Angeles on Saturday, Cannon revealed that the music event marked the last bit of time he’d have to himself before needing to dedicate as much time as possible to Christmas festivities with his 11 children.
He told ET: “Saint Nick will be in every chimney I could possibly be in.
“It’s all about the kids so, you’ll definitely see us doing some fun, over-the-top stuff in the next 30 days.”
Back in August, Cannon’s brother admitted to being unable to keep track of the names of all of the actor’s children without turning to Google.
33-year-old Gabriel Cannon – who was crowned the winner of Claim to Fame season two – also appeared to make a dig at his older sibling’s choice of monikers for his brood, which stands at 11 following baby Zen's tragic passing.
“I haven’t met them, but did y’all see what happened with him?” Gabriel told Entertainment Weekly.
“He messed up [naming] all his kids, so I’m not even gonna attempt. I’m just uncle. It’s easy."