Fans are confused after Nick Cannon, the father of seven, seemingly proposed to a mysterious woman just days after declaring ex Mariah Carey his “fairytale love.”
The “Wild ‘N Out” host, 41, took to Instagram late Thursday night to share photos of him and an unidentified woman hugging, as well as a second photo of a huge diamond ring.
“I said I’d never do it again, but…Finally doing what the world wants me to do…,” Cannon captioned the post.
Many believe the snaps are just teasers of a new music video for Cannon’s song, “I Do,” starring Chris Brown, which came out in May.
Fans also flocked to the comment section, sharing their speculations about the post, given his recent statements about ex-wife Carey.
“Thought you just said you wanted to marry Mariah,” one user wrote, while another added, “This must be a music video because IKYFL.”
“Do what the world wants you to do? This whole message is confusing,” another user chimed in, with another critic wondering, “What does Nick want? I wouldn’t like to be the woman… The post doesn’t mention anything about love. You just do what other people want and she said YES.”
“Didn’t you just say you wanted Mariah back? …Let me mind my business,” wrote another confused observer.
Cannon told host Tee of “The Hottee Talk Show Podcast” on Wednesday of his ex-wife: “It was literally like a fairy tale with Mariah, so I’d rather it just be. I appreciate that fantasy because if I tried back and it wasn’t the same, I’d say, ‘Damn, I screwed up.’
“If I had the chance, if it could be the way it was, I’m here.”
The former talk show host was married to the 53-year-old vocal powerhouse from 2008 to 2016. The couple share Cannon’s oldest children, 11-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan.
Cannon is currently expecting his 8th child with Bre Tiesi.
The actor is also father to 5-year-old son Golden Sagon and 1-year-old daughter Powerful Queen with Brittany Bell; and 1-year-old twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with Abby De La Rosa.
Cannon also shared late son Zen – who died on December 5 at 5 months old – with Alyssa Scott.
Tiesi, 31, previously spoke of Cannon fathering several children in a row, saying she doesn’t mind and that her “needs are met” by him.
“This is us alone,” she said last month. “What you do out there, you do out there. Everything is respectful. Everything is fair.”
Cannon has not yet confirmed an engagement. Cannon representatives did not immediately respond to our request for comment.