Mariah Carey May Have Split From Nick Cannon Thanks to Kim Kardashian

Mariah CareyWhat is up with the universe? Is Mercury in Retrograde again or something? It seems like our favorite celebrity couples are dropping like flies. First Gwyneth and Chris. Then Bey and Jay. Now Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon! I confess this is one couple I thought would go the distance, if just for the fact that Mariah is such a great catch for Nick. (I don't care what you say, she is way out of his league.)

Still, Nick confirmed that there was "trouble in paradise" (his words) and the two were living separate lives -- and reports have it that they are getting legal counsel in preparation for divorce. Yikes! What happened?! Oddly, one report has it that a certain celebrity is behind all of this. And she happens to be married with a child. And her name is ... drum roll, please ... Kim Kardashian! Huh?!

Well, you all might remember (or not) that Kim and Nick dated ages ago. Way before Kim was famous, and way before she had her current face. They dated for like a nanosecond, but just enough to get some paparazzi shots taken, so there is actual proof of this.

Apparently the couple's marriage woes began when Nick gave an interview a few months back dishing on how many celebrities he'd slept with. Asked by a radio station to reveal five famous luvahs, Nick replied:

That's easy. OK, Mariah Carey, Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger, Selita Ebanks, oh, Kim Kardashian.

Oh, yikes, Nick! It's not cool to f**k and tell! About Kim, he added:

You just forgot (about her) because there have been a lot of people since me.

Rumor has it Mariah was NOT thrilled with this admission, and Nick had to backtrack later in another interview, saying:

She doesn’t even know who Kim Kardashian is. She doesn’t pay attention to that. She doesn’t care when I talk about our sex life because our sex life is amazing.

Oh, but apparently she DID care, because soon afterward, Mimi began calling in the lawyers.

But Mariah isn't taking any chances that Nick is going to keep blabbing, and reportedly hit him with a legal muzzle. If he talks about her now, he'll get slapped with penalties.

Nick, how could you screw up such a good thing? Dumbass.

More from The Stir: Nick Cannon Confirms What We All Feared About His Marriage to Mariah Carey

Well, I find it hard to believe that Mariah would divorce Nick just because of some obnoxious comments. She must be used to that. I'm guessing it was the straw that broke the camel's back.

Do you think this is why they're supposedly divorcing?


Image via MariahCarey/Instagram

celeb divorce