Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Split: Sad New Details Revealed

Mariah Carey, Nick CannonHollywood marriages typically don't last. Still, it's sad to see Mariah Carey's union to Nick Cannon crumble via endless headlines. Of course there has been loads of speculation as to why the once lovey-dovey A-listers called it quits. Was it because she was "toxic"? Or was she fed up with him bragging about sex with other women? A source tells People that it was none of the above. The real reason may be an issue that affects many other celeb couples.

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Nick and Mariah may have split because of her career. Specifically, her now faltering career has reportedly created tension in the six-year marriage.

"When things don't go well career-wise, sometimes you turn on your other half," the source said. It has been a rough year for the chart-topping diva. The sales of her most recent album, which was released in May, have tanked.

That certainly wouldn't be the first time this has allegedly happened to a high-profile couple. I remember hearing similar rumors about the split between Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon. When they first met, he was the bigger star, but over the years, his stardom took a dip as hers rose to meteoric heights. Of course, we have no idea if that was really the reason things went south, but it's not so far-fetched.

Mariah is used to a certain level of success -- who wouldn't be at that point in an amazing career? Though, if this is the real reason behind her marriage troubles, it's not insurmountable. Perhaps she and Nick can work through it and have a happy ending after all.

Do you think Mariah's career issues are behind the split?

 

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