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Nick Cannon now has 10 kids. Is our criticism justified?

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Nick Cannon now has 10 kids. Is our criticism justified?

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Surprise! Or maybe not — Nick Cannon has welcomed another child, Rise Messiah Cannon, to his rapidly growing family — his tenth child, and third with Brittany Bell.

  • Rejecting traditional marriage
  • It’s more common than you think.
  • But does this make our judgments justified?

Surprise! Or maybe not — Nick Cannon has welcomed another child, Rise Messiah Cannon, to his rapidly growing family — his tenth child, and third with Brittany Bell .

“Another Blessing!!!” he announced in a lengthy Instagram post Friday, which expressed gratitude for “a family dynamic that to some is unimaginable.”

Cannon, an actor, musician and TV host, has been making headlines for having multiple babies with different women in a short period of time, which he has said is “no accident.” Each pregnancy was planned and intentional, and his relationships with the mothers of his children are healthy and consensual, Cannon says.

Rejecting traditional marriage

It’s more common than you think.

Untraditional families exist all around us every day. But when it comes to a celebrity like Cannon, we tend to judge them more harshly. Everyone has something to say, including fans, critics and even fellow stars like Vivica A. Fox (“I don’t like it,” she said in August. “The foundation of Black families, especially a strong father figure is needed.”

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“The public loves to express their opinions, because it makes them feel like part of the story,” says Donna Rockwell, a clinical psychologist and CEO and founder of “Already Famous.” “When we see behavior outside the norm in the lives of celebrities, we shake our heads, pass judgments… and write it off as ‘typical’ celebrity entitlement.”

But does this make our judgments justified?

Is there a problem with Nick Cannon’s take on fatherhood?

When asked about his emotional involvement as a father, Cannon has insisted “if I’m not physically in the same city with my kids, I’m talking to them before they go to school via FaceTime and stuff. And then when I am, I’m driving my kids to school, making sure I pick them up.”

A quick scroll through his Instagram page exemplifies the love and pride he holds for his kids, and many of the mothers have praised Cannon’s presence.

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This fixation on his family is unsurprising to Rockwell. Any time someone in the public eye behaves in a way that deviates from the norm, like having many children from different households, “we as the public hang onto every detail” and treat it as gossip.

But aside from it being unconventional, some experts worry this dynamic is detrimental. If his 10 kids, ages 11 and younger, live in different households, many wonder how Cannon can possibly be there, physically and emotionally, for each child.

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Barbara La Pointe, a relationship coach who primarily works with families dealing with divorce and separation, worries the “Wild ‘n Out” host is “unconsciously creating a legacy of generational trauma.” Though there is less research on Cannon’s approach to fatherhood, studies have shown that a child’s emotional well-being is influenced by a secure relationship with their parents, as well as by the quality of that relationship.

In addition, relationship strategist Zakiya Knighten worries for his children’s mothers who, despite going into these relationships willingly, may also be at risk for higher stress levels and mental health problems. In a now-deleted Instagram story, one of Cannon’s partners said she had been awake for three days taking care of their baby, raising questions on social media about Cannon’s whereabouts.

Are we being too judgmental of Nick Cannon?

The difference, however, is that Cannon proudly embraces his lifestyle of nonconventional fatherhood and rejects traditional monogamy, even challenging those who are skeptical.

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It’s tempting to speculate about a phenomenon that makes little sense to many. But, as Rockwell reminds, the reality of celebrity culture is that we only catch a glimpse of their personal lives. Without knowing the intimate details .

we as outsiders will never truly know how worrisome — or how functional — Cannon’s family of 10 actually is.

“That’s a Eurocentric concept when you think about the ideas of you’re supposed to have this one person for the rest of your life,” Cannon said in August. “I understand the institution of marriage if we go back to what that was about. … I don’t have ownership of any of the mothers. We create families in the sense of we created a beautiful entity.”

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