Nick Cannon thinks Mariah Carey would be 'the best' mother
The 'America's Got Talent' host ' who has refused to confirm reports his singer spouse is four months pregnant with their first child ' thinks his wife has the right qualities to be an excellent parent.
He gushed: "She's very nurturing. She's nurturing with me and makes me breakfast at anytime and that's my favorite food. It would be like 3 o'clock in the morning and she will still make me waffles. She'll be the best mom."
The 29-year-old star already has ideas about how he would raise his child.
He explained to People magazine: "I want to raise a child like the way I was brought up. Be someone who is stern but still fun loving and knows how to have a good time."
Nick insisted he has no preference as to whether he wants sons or daughters with Mariah, but has concerns about approaching certain situations with each gender.
He added: "It's great to have a girl until she turns into a teenager. Then you have to worry about every other boy in the neighborhood and that would freak me out. "With a boy, I'd be worrying about him breaking his arms and his legs. I was that type of kid. I was a daredevil so I'd be having to worry about that."
Earlier this week, Mariah posted a cryptic message on her website addressing rumours of her pregnancy.
She wrote: "I appreciate everyone's well wishes. But I am very superstitious. When the time is right, everyone will know - even Cindi Berger (Mariah's publicist)."
Despite their public silence, Nick and Mariah have reportedly been telling their friends they are "overjoyed" to be expecting a baby together.
A source said: "Nick has been telling friends how excited he is to be a dad.
"Mariah has tried so hard to get pregnant. She's very excited. She wants to wait as close to full term as possible before going public with the news to her fans."