Nick Cannon has come a long way since he was first introduced to audiences through Wild ‘N Out. Starring in feature films and being one of televisions’ most celebrated hosts, Cannon has been able to create a legitimacy for himself beyond the popularity of his comedy improv show.
While his professional career has seemed to improve with each new passing year, his personal life has gone through a number of ups and downs that have played out in the headlines. Oftentimes, females in the entertainment industry become shamed and shunned for their philandering ways. Yet, men are celebrated for their romantic trysts, regardless of how fleeting they might be.
Nick Cannon is a prime example of this, since he has been romantically-linked with numerous women in the entertainment and music industry. As the host of the family show, America’s Got Talent, you might think he would be held to a higher standard than other celebrity men in Hollywood. On the contrary, Cannon has seemed to bounce from one bed to the next without anyone ever batting an eye. Somehow he has been able to go from one fling to the next without losing face in the eyes of the public.
There seems to be an equal mix of relationships put out to the public by Nick Cannon, as well as a few that have been more on the down low. Check out our list of the 15 sexiest women linked romantically to Nick Cannon, and see the many different women that have seemed to fall under the spell of this charismatic television host.
15 Vivica A. Fox
Back in 2006, both Nick Cannon and Vivica A. Fox attended the Diversity Awards. Held in Los Angeles, the 14th Annual Diversity Awards Gala was held to honor six individuals and three television shows. Nick Cannon was awarded the Creative Maverick Award, so it was applicable for him to attend this prestigious event at the Century Plaza Hotel. However, some felt it was questionable that Vivica A. Fox not only attended, but also seemed awfully chummy with Nick Cannon. Fox had previously worked with NBC, and the network was honored with the 2006 Diverse Network Programming Award. However, many felt that it was a strange coincidence that she would find herself at the award show when Cannon was being honored. This coupled with the fact that Fox had a pretty messy relationship and breakup with 50 cent, stemming from their 2003 relationship; some speculated that there could have been something romantically brewing between the two once there chemistry was caught on camera on the red carpet.
14 Angie Vu Ha
In 2015, America’s Got Talent was in its seventh week when a contestant named, Joanna Kennedy, made her way to the stage. Claiming to be an intimacy expert, she required a volunteer to partake in a lesson in kissing. Nick Cannon seemed all too willing to volunteer, but he didn’t seem content with the blowup doll suggestion. Instead, a woman from the audience was chosen to be his kissing partner, but many have wondered whether or not she was genuinely “plucked” from the audience. It was interesting that the gorgeous brunette he chose to be his onstage kissing partner was Angie Vu Ha, Asia’s Sexiest DJ. Dabbling in hosting, modeling, acting, and even the October 2012 winner of Playboy’s Miss Social contest; it wouldn’t seem out of the realm of possibility that she would want to use this platform to help further her career. It also seems like too much of a coincidence that Cannon would just so happen to pick a former Playboy model as his kissing partner. Many people have smelled a rat with this convenient stage event.
13 Kim Kardashian
While there have been women in Nick Cannon’s past that he’s preferred to keep out of the public eye, he definitely doesn’t keep his relationship with Kim Kardashian a secret. The two were romantically linked back in 2006, and even attended events like the 2006 Teen Vogue Youth Hollywood party together. They were frequently photographed together on the red carpet, but the public doesn’t seem to hold onto the fact that they were once a couple. Both of them have had more memorable relationships in recent years, so other significant others made more of an impression. Cannon famously referenced this in an interview with BBC Radio 1 by saying their relationship has been overlooked because, “there have been a lot of people since me.” In a 2014 interview with Howard Stern, Cannon again addressed their debunked relationship by saying she denied having a sex tape with Ray J. In an additional attempt at reminding everyone of their relationship, Cannon has been known to post a few throwback Thursday pics of the good ol’ days when Kardashian walked with him on the red carpet. While the public may have forgotten, Cannon seems to be obsessed with it.
12 Jessica White
Shortly after the demise of Nick Cannon’s marriage to Mariah Carey, the America’s Got Talent host was linked to a number of different women. One of them was model and budding music artist, Jessica White. In actuality, Cannon and White had known each other prior to the divorce, but both have insisted there was never any infidelity while he was married. Allegedly, White became a support system for Cannon as he was going through the divorce process, and then became a couple that was frequently photographed out and about town. Many have wondered whether or not this was a real relationship or just another instance of a budding model/singer that was in pursuit of fame. In the meantime, White hasn’t seemed to build much of a music career since her relationship with Cannon first started in 2015. Some have wondered whether or not White was using Cannon to help boost a name for herself, or if Cannon just needed a hot model rebound after his bitter divorce. Whatever the case, White definitely wasn’t the last on the list of female conquests for Nick Cannon.
11 Winnie Harlow
Yet another woman that was romantically-linked to Nick Cannon shortly after his divorce from Mariah Carey was model, Winnie Harlow. Reports started being released about their budding romance once they were photographed having a romantic dinner together in Beverly Hills at Mr. Chow. They quickly became a favorite among paparazzi, with so much intrigue surrounding this budding model. Winnie Harlow had already made a name for herself while competing on the hit show, America’s Next Top Model. Her stint on the show helped to further her career by leading to a number of clothing endorsement deals and coveted magazine spreads. Becoming a spokesperson for Vitiligo, many have felt that her skin condition made her even more beautiful. Her strength in living with vitiligo became ultra compelling in public opinion, and many were rooting for the Nick Cannon and Winnie Harlow relationship to stand the test of time. However, she seemed to be just another name on the list for Cannon.
10 Selita Ebanks
Former Victoria’s Secret model, Selita Ebanks, had a very public relationship with Nick Cannon that wasn’t always favorable in the public eye. Many had some pretty harsh things to say about Ebanks, and there definitely wasn’t a huge amount of people rooting for their love. At the time that they dated, some reported that the couple became engaged in 2007. Yet, Ebanks seemed to want to clarify their relationship in 2011 when she gave an interview with HDNet talk show. Ebanks stated, “I mean I technically wore a ring but I don’t think I was really engaged.” This put into question whether or not Cannon actually proposed to Ebanks, or perhaps she was just trying to downplay their relationship. The two had to reunite professionally once they were both cast on Real Husbands of Hollywood, and there were occasional reports of smack talking between the two. Regardless of whether or not their relationship was as serious as originally reported, both haven’t let their personal lives interfere with furthering their professional careers.
9 Samantha Johnson
In 2015, Nick Cannon became romantically-linked to one of the contestants that performed on America’s Got Talent. Winning over the crowd with her singing rendition of “A Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin, many compared her to Mariah Carey early on in the show. Johnson was unfortunately eliminated during the semi-finals in September 2015, but not before even more similarities were released comparing Johnson to Carey. It isn’t a new concept for fans to try and speculate who will be the next Mariah Carey in the music industry, with many giving the title to Ariana Grande. Yet, Grande has a completely different look than the much-older music icon. Johnson, on the other hand, has an uncanny resemblance to Mariah Carey. Although Johnson has a darker look, her facial features in the cheek bones and smile have a striking similarity. After reports were released about Johnson and Cannon dating, people couldn’t help but wonder if Cannon had finally developed a “type” for his romantic relationships.
8 Mariah Carey
After a whirlwind romance, Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey were married in 2008. In the early days of their marriage, public perception seemed a bit skewed. No one really knew what to think about these seemingly polar opposites as a blissfully married couple. Often photographed on lavish trips around the world, many of their outings as a couple were infused with over-the-top antics. It wasn’t until the birth of their twins did the public start to finally accept their love, regardless of how different the two seemed. Yet, that acceptance didn’t last long, since many of their interviews towards the end of their marriage seemed to paint a very different picture of how happy the two were in their marriage. In 2014, they announced their separation, with a very public feud that ensued. While some speculated on whether or not Mariah would ever find love again, they didn’t have to wonder for very long since she quickly bagged billionaire boyfriend, James Packer. Cannon on the other hand, chose to bounce around and apparently continues to sow his wild oats.
7 Amber Rose
When Amber Rose was first introduced to audiences, she gave quite an impression as the former stripper that was dating Kanye West. Once their relationship concluded, many just assumed she would just go back to the life she had before Kanye toted her around on all the hottest red carpets. Yet, her memorable look and undeniable beauty, proved that the public wasn’t done with her yet. One of the stops along the way to fame all on her own was Nick Cannon, since the two were rumored to be dating through a wide variety of photographs. Neither ever completely confirmed their relationship, but some of their actions and photos were more than questionable. One of the photos that became public was posted directly from Amber Rose’s Instagram, with the caption, “Dinner with my Mentor, one of my best friends and Manager @nickcannon Glad you’re feeling better.” Apparently, Cannon was helping Rose with her “career,” or that is what they are calling it these days.
6 Kreesha Turner
Some have questioned Nick Cannon’s motives in delving into the music industry, with some wondering if his marriage to Mariah Carey may have influenced him to branch off into music. Whatever the case, Cannon established the record label, Ncredible, and began compiling some new up-and-coming artists. One of the artists he managed to sign to the Ncredible record label was 29-year-old Kreesha Turner. Some came to wonder how Cannon would be qualified to transition from a comedian and television personality to a music mogul. Although he may have been married to one of the biggest stars in the music industry, that doesn’t necessarily qualify him to be the next Dr. Dre. Perhaps Cannon has learned some tricks of the trade while married to Carey, or perhaps Cannon wanted an excuse to be around some hot and eager women while married. Reports of infidelity emerged towards the end of Cannon’s marriage, but neither Kreesha or Cannon have confirmed the reports. A few questionable joint interviews and ultra flirty photos have given fans time for a questionable pause whenever Kreesha’s name is mentioned.
5 Nicole Scherzinger
Nick Cannon hasn’t exactly been known as a gentleman when it comes to his kiss-and-tell tendencies, which he made abundantly clear when he was asked about previous sexual encounters during a radio interview. In 2014, Cannon was interviewed by Big Boy when he was asked to name five women that he had been sexually involved with in his past. His response included Nicole Scherzinger, which many found a bit shocking. Neither had ever divulged their intimate relations to the public prior to this interview, and there weren’t any paparazzi sightings to help corroborate his story. Although Scherzinger and Cannon have been photographed side by side at certain events or on the red carpet, they have seemed to be able to dodge any photos of them sneaking in and out of any restaurants. However, the question was a bit vague on the depth of their relationship, especially when Big Boy phrased it as “sexually involved,” rather than dated.
4 Jasmine Sanders
After Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey announced their pending divorce, the public became intrigued over who would be the next love interest in his life. Proving he obviously isn’t the serial monogamist he portrayed himself as during his previous relationships, a long list of flings seemed to pop in and out of the headlines. While each new female has garnered their own praise and criticisms, Jasmine Sanders gained particular attention after posting a photo of herself in July 2014. In a beautiful beach setting and wearing a sexy flesh-toned swimsuit, the photo proved why this budding model had such a promising career. However, many started to compare her photo with the Mariah Carey’s album cover for her fourteenth studio album. The cover for Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse album was one of Carey’s sexiest covers, but it is a little strange how similar Sanders’ photo was. While some say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, others wonder if Sanders purposefully posted the photo to provoke a “who did it better” conversation.
3 Rozonda (Chilli) Thomas
It’s been no secret that Nick Cannon hasn’t had any issues with moving on since his divorce from Mariah Carey. Photographed with a number of “mystery” ladies around the globe, he’s also had quite a few fleeting romantic dinners with some of the hottest women in Hollywood. Although it shouldn’t have shook the public when Cannon became romantically-linked to yet another celebrity, the world seems to have a special place in their hearts for Chilli from the hit group TLC. From Chilli’s documented journey to find her biological father to her failed relationship with Usher, the public has always held out hope for happiness for Chilli. In early July 2016, the couple was seen giving off some major PDA, and reports started to come in that the two had been secretly dating. Chilli definitely fits the type Cannon has had in the past, since she is 10 years his senior. Fans have some high hopes for this new relationship, since everyone always seems to be up for a new celebrity wedding.
2 Nicole Murphy
When Nicole Murphy divorced Eddie Murphy, she became infamous for the immense amount of payout she received. While it isn’t anything new for a celebrity couple to end their relationship in a bitter feud over funds, Nicole was a bit unique in her ability to remain desirable after their breakup. Most men wouldn’t exactly be jumping at the chance of dating a mother of five, yet most mothers of five children don’t look like Nicole Murphy. Holding onto her supermodel looks, she was soon linked to Michael Strahan and the two even became engaged. Although their relationship didn’t last, she wasn’t exactly hard up for a date. She was quickly linked to Nick Cannon, and they even spent Valentine’s Day together in 2015 at a romantic dinner at Tavern on the Green. There were a number of reports on their alleged budding romance, but it wasn’t meant to be. Cannon was quick to move on to his next conquest, and the world was left wondering who will be Murphy’s next love interest.
1 Christina Milian
Early on in Nick Cannon’s career, he was mostly just known as the host of MTV’s comedic improv show, Wild ‘N Out. During that time, he had a very public relationship with music artist, Christina Milian. With her at the height of her music career and Cannon gaining immense popularity through his comedy gig, they seemed like the perfect couple with a squeaky clean public persona. Oftentimes, comedians would even joke around about Milian to try and get a rise out of Cannon, yet it always appeared playful with Cannon being a good sport about the whole thing. Their breakup didn’t exactly go smoothly, with both parties saying their fair share of dirt against the other. In 2012, the two seemed to have resolved their difference, and it played out on Cannon’s radio show. Milian was interviewed for her new role on The Voice, but it was the statements regarding their 2005 split that really perked the ears of listeners. After hearing Milian’s well wishes for him, Cannon replied with, “If I didn't say it before, I do apologize. I'm sorry for the things that I did. We was (sic) young. I was young, I was silly."
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