“There is trouble in paradise,” he admitted. “We have been living in separate houses for a few months.”
“My main focus is my kids,” he added, denying that his alleged wandering eye ended the marriage.
A source claimed recently, security accompanying Nick at a recent event were there to stop him cheating, “The security guard wasn’t there to keep the girls away from him… It was to keep him away from the girls.”
Mariah is not being so open about the end of her marriage. A rep for the singer said, “I am not commenting on Mariah’s personal life, but Mariah is focusing on her children and her upcoming tour.”
Earlier this week, a source admitted, “He hasn’t been staying at their home. He’s been living out of hotels. They’re fighting a lot.” TMZ confirmed this morning, the couple separated in May and have been working out the terms of their divorce since then. The split is a “done deal.”
TMZ also claimed Nick’s openness about his marriage and past relationships (including ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian) angered Mariah. She felt his openness and “goofiness” harmed her manicured, “diva” image.
Also, they didn’t always speak in flattering terms about each other. Nick suggested in interviews that Mariah wasn’t involved in the kids’ upbringing, she didn’t take his career seriously and then he told Howard Stern about their love life.
The couple have two children together, 3-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe.