Yesterday, Page Six claimed the couple were living separately and on the brink of divorce partly because of Nick’s alleged wandering eye. Insiders say they’re separating after six-years and two children together. “He hasn’t been staying at their home,” the source claimed. “He’s been living out of hotels. They’re fighting a lot.”
She suspected he cheated and hired security to trail Nick at a recent event, “The security guard wasn’t there to keep the girls away from him… It was to keep him away from the girls.” Nick also drank even though Mariah felt Nick “gets in trouble when he drinks.”
Today, TMZ sources say the same, insisting the split is a “done deal”. Noting the couple have been separated since May, living in different NYC homes, and working on their divorce quietly. They’ve also stopped talking outside of what’s needed to co-parent.
Sources reveal, several interviews Nick gave earlier this year hurt his marriage. Admitting to no sex with Mariah before marriage, talking about his relationship with ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian, how little parenting he felt Mariah did and that she didn’t respect his career (even though he earned a reported $75 million since 2011).
It made Mariah angry and she also felt he didn’t need to work so much and be away from their kids when the household didn’t need the money. Insiders also say Nick is tired of Mariah’s “Yes men”, and her unwillingness to hear the word “No.”
Back in May, sources explained the problems in the “troubled” relationship. “Mariah’d cut him loose right now. But she’s worried about him making a grab for a huge chunk of her $515 million fortune,” a source told OK! “Nick feels burned that Mariah is ready to pull the plug. They have a pre-nup, but after Nick tells his side of the story Mariah will most likely settle with him financially and realise her once beautiful marriage has evaporated.”
The OK! source added they were too different to make it work. “Nick loves to goof on Mariah, but she hates it,” the source said at the time. “Mariah… started browbeating Nick about being an absentee, no-good husband. She gave him hell for being immature and accused him of fooling around with other chicks.”