Mariah Carey expecting twins

Nick Cannon has confirmed he and Mariah Carey are expecting twins.

The television personality is married to talented singer Mariah, with the pair announcing earlier this year that they are expecting their first child together.

There have been rumours circulating that the pair are actually expecting two children, and until now they have remained tight-lipped on the issue.

But now Nick has revealed he can’t keep their good news secret any longer.

“In order for my wife and I to have our life, we need to be up front and I need to be able to share things with you and be real,” he explained today.

“I didn't even tell my wife I was gonna do this. I'm probably gonna get yelled at for not getting permission...We are having twins!”

Nick explained how during a recent recording for the White House Christmas special, Mariah had told the news of the twins to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.