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Mariah Carey is the unofficial Queen of Christmas and she’s sharing the spotlight this year with her daughter, Monroe Cannon.
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas To All! aairs on CBS and streams on Paramount+ on Tuesday, and features Mariah performing a slew of her hits. In the mix? A duet with Monroe to “Away in a Manger.”
With all eyes on the 52-year-old, it’s only natural to wonder about her family.
So, who are Mariah’s kids? Here’s what you need to know about her twins, and their relationship with dad Nick Canon.
Does Mariah Carey have any children?
Yup! Mariah is mom to twins—daughter Monroe and son Moroccan, her children with ex-husband Nick Cannon.
Today, Mariah and Nick are basically co-parenting goals. They call their twins “them kids.” The fraternal twins also go by the nicknames Roe and Roc, per Life & Style.
“They’re a lot, but they give me so much love in return. I wouldn’t be the same person without them,” Mariah told PEOPLE. “I think Nick and I have done pretty well in co-parenting, staying friends with each other so that we can talk.”
How old are Mariah Carey’s twins?
Monroe and Moroccan were born on April 30, 2011, per IMDB, making them 11 years old.
And even though they have famous parents, Mariah and Nick try to keep their kids humble.
“I want my kids to understand that every child isn’t as fortunate as they are,” Nick told PEOPLE in 2012. Mariah said similar in 2019: “It’s hard, but I try to keep them grounded so they don’t think everything is just handed to them.”
Through it all, the twins have remained close.
“They love each other and are best friends, but [now] they’ll do things without each other,” Carey told PEOPLE in 2018. “I just hope they maintain that for the rest of their lives. There’s nothing like the bond they share.”
Who is Monroe Cannon?
Monroe is Mariah Carey’s daughter.
She’s performed in three projects related to her mom, per IMDB: All I Want for Christmas Is You, Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Specialduck Mariah’s World. And, of course, she’ll sing in Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas To All
“Miss Monroe has a really, really good ear for music and a really beautiful tone, but I can’t force her to sing, so if she wants to sing, she’ll sing,” Mariah previously told People.
Monroe also appeared in an ad for OshKosh B’Gosh last year, where she played a younger version of her mom.
Who is Moroccan Canon?
Moroccan Canon is Mariah’s son and Monroe’s brother. He and his sister apparently love to goof off, because Mariah shared the most hilarious video of them in July modeling in a fashion show, before wrestling each other and needing to be separated by security.
Dad Nick Cannon customs Entertainment Tonight that Moroccan jokes that he’s a player.
“My kids call me a player,” Nick said. “I was like, ‘Who taught you that word? Who’s been talking to you?’ Spirit [Moroccan’s] like, ‘Dad you can’t be a player forever.’ I’m like, this is the worst.”
Like his sister, Moroccan appeared in All I Want for Christmas Is You, Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Specialduck Mariah’s WorldIMDB says.
Does Nick Cannon pay Mariah child support?
It’s not clear.
TMZ got hold of the couple’s divorce settlement in 2016, which revealed that Nick puts aside $5,000 a month into a trust for the twins. While the two technically share custody, the kids primarily live with her, the agreement says.
And, if Nick comes to visit, Mariah has to pay for travel and lodging.
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