Although Nick Cannon can't 'Replace' Mariah Carey, her boyfriend is 'Like A Second Father' to her children (Exclusive)
Mariah also discussed whether or not she would be open to having a third marriage, this time to her boyfriend Bryan Tanaka.
After spending Christmas with Monroe and Moroccan Carey, Mariah Carey's 11-year-old twins, and her boyfriend Bryan Tanaka, fans began to wonder about Bryan's paternal role in the relationship.
The source said that Bryan is a great role model to her children and is very close to them.
They regard him as a second father, but they do not address him as such; instead, Nick, who is very involved in his children's lives, is addressed ...
...as their father. Nick and Bryan get along well, and Bryan has been a part of Mariah's life since 2006, so Nick has full confidence in him.
The insider went on to say that although Mariah and Bryan are the happiest they have ever been as a couple, they aren't planning to get married any time soon.
The source continued, "She's done it twice already and is not interested in doing it again.".
Both parties are aware of the depth of their love for the other.
Bryan and Mariah's children have a close bond, but the source claimed that Bryan would never try to replace Nick.
Along the way, he made a pit stop to visit his children, Golden, 5, Powerful Queen, 2, and newborn son Rise, whom he shares with his ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell, a model who has been in and out of Nick's life since 2014.
Before the holiday, he published a holiday card featuring his baby mama Abby De La Rosa, their three children, Zion and Zillion, both 1 years old, and the new baby Beautiful Zepplin.