Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon reveal their twins on '20/20'
The pop diva and husband Nick Cannon met up with Barbara Walters to discuss the details of their marriage and pregnancy. During the interview, the singer reveals she was "afraid of the concept of marriage" after her first marriage to record executive Tommy Mottola ended in divorce.
Following a brief courtship with Cannon, the couple wed. After first suffering through a miscarriage, the two tried again. This time around the singer says she changed her lifestyle and began using acupuncture to relax. She also said she used the steroid hormone Progesterone to help the pregnancy.
As for her pregnancy, Carey says it was difficult and she had to endure long periods of bed rest, numerous false labors and frequent trips to the hospital. Toward the end of her pregnancy she says, "I couldn't even go to the loo (bathroom) by myself."
When the children were delivered via Cesarian Section on April 30, 2011, it was true Mariah event. The singer had her husband play a live version of her song "Fantasy" in the delivery room.
As for their future, the couple would prefer the kids avoid show business.
"I want them to get a Ph.D.," Cannon says.