Nick Cannon welcomes baby number 12 after his son Zen’s death

Nick Cannon attends "Thoughts Of A Colored Man" opening night at Golden Theatre on October 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Nick Cannon has extended his family by one after he and Alyssa Scott welcomed their second child together. 

The two proud parents welcomed their daughter Halo Marie Cannon, on Wednesday, Dec. 14. 

Scott shared the news in an Instagram post on Thursday, celebrating the birth of Halo while honoring the memory of their late son Zen. 

"Our lives are forever changed," Scott wrote. "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." 

The 42-year-old father and Scott previously had a baby boy together named Zen, who was five months old when he died from brain cancer.

Scott announced her pregnancy with the "The Masked Singer" host on Nov. 3.


Nick Cannon interviews Ken Jeong on his daytime talk show. (Credit: Nick Cannon show)

Scott continued, "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!" 

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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.

Cannon shares twins Monroe and Morrocan, 11, with ex-wife Mariah Carey.

In November, Cannon announced the birth of his eleventh child, a daughter, Zeppelin Cannon, with Abbey De La Rosa. He wrote in part on Instagram to De La Rosa and his new baby girl, "You are the definition of steadfast and virtuous and it is my continued duty to make you and our children feel valued and protected every single day! BEAUTIFUL ZEPPELIN aka BZC aka BIZZY B! Get ready because the world is yours! Daddy loves you!!"

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