Nick Cannon may be sleeping on the couch after he made fun of his wife’s diva behavior at home.
During an interview on “Anderson Live”, Cannon opened up about his home life with wife Mariah Carey and their 19-month old twins Morocco and Monroe.
“The kids run the house. My wife is being the diva that she is. I’m trying to keep up with them,” the “America’s Got Talent host” described.
When Anderson Cooper asked Cannon who changed the most diapers between him and the “American Idol” judge, he replied: “Me!” The former Nickelodeon star then tried to soften the blow.
“I get that duty a little bit more,” he said.
Sources close to the couple said Carey became infuriated about Cannon’s comments and believes he made her look like a bad mother.
“Nick has made diva jokes before, but never relating to Mariah being a parent,” the insider revealed. “She’s trying so hard to do well on ‘American Idol’ and thinks this will make her look bad.”
The Grammy-award winning singer joined the ‘Idol’ judging panel in an $18 million deal. The couple’s friend said that Carey took the job because it would allow her to have more time with their children. Sources said Cannon’s remarks belittled her efforts.
“Sometimes Nick lets his mouth run faster than his brain,” the couple’s friend disclosed. “But he should have known he was going to tick off Mariah with his parenting potshots.”
Although Carey has a history of basking in her diva-like reputation, her friends believe that’s all changed since she’s become a mother.
“What Nick said made her feel small, and he’s had hell to pay at home. Mariah considers parenting a 50/50 proposition and feels that she changes just as many diapers as Nick,” the insider said.
Friends said Carey is now making sure her husband never mocks her mothering skills in the media again and has even threatened to delete his Twitter account.
“Nick knows that–and it’s put the fear of God into him,” their friend said.