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Nick Cannon Reportedly Claims He Left Mariah Carey First For Sake Of Their Kids

Rumours that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's marriage was on the rocks had swirled for months, but after TMZ reported that their divorce was a "done deal," the "America's Got Talent" host confirmed "there is trouble in paradise" and they've been living separately for months.

However, Cannon was then slapped with a gag order according to TMZ, who reported that " there are severe financial penalties" if he says anything about the divorce.

But even if Cannon signed a confidentiality agreement, his friends haven't and so-called "insiders" have since told TMZ he is the one who left, and that he allegedly left the relationship because "he's deeply concerned about Mariah's emotional state and is ending the marriage for the well being of their kids. He believes the environment around Mariah is toxic and fears for his kids."

Carey, meanwhile, is staying mum. Her representative told US Weekly that Mariah is focusing on her children and her upcoming tour."

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