Nick Cannon Welcomes Baby Number 12

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 25: Nick Cannon attends The Recording Academy's Black Music Collective, MusiCares And Universal Hip Hop Museum Host Hip Hop & Mental Health: Facing The Stigma Together at The GRAMMY Museum on June 25, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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Nick Cannon is a father for the 12th time.

Today (Dec. 29), the TV host’s supermodel baby mother Alyssa Scott took to her Instagram account to announce the birth of their second child together, a baby girl named Halo Marie Cannon.

“December 14, 2022. Our lives are forever changed,” Scott captioned a video that also honored their late son Zen Cannon. “Zen is in every breath I take. I know his spirit was with us in the room that morning. I know he is watching down on us. He shows me signs every day. I will hold onto this memory forever, I will remember the sound of Nick’s voice saying ‘it’s a girl’ and the look of everything we’ve been through flash across his face. I will remember the sound of her crying out with her first breath and feeling her heartbeat against mine. My sweet girl, I got my surprise!! We love you Halo Marie Cannon!”

On Dec. 5, 2021, Cannon and Scott’s baby boy Zen died from brain cancer at only five months old. The pair made a mutual decision to not let him undergo chemotherapy. “Seeing your son hooked up to all of those machines — and he had to go for a shunt two or three times, and that was heartbreaking every time — even in that short amount of time, I couldn’t imagine him having to go through chemo,” the 42-year-old father said. “I thought quality of life. I wanted him to have the best existence he could have.”

Cannon is also the father of ten other children with five other women. Scott also has a 4-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.