Nick Cannon Hosts 'Family Day'

After a six-year marriage to Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon had to be ready for a fresh start. And he seems to be getting it.

The 34-year-old media tycoon recently purchased a home in New Jersey after living with his soon-to-be ex-wife and three-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, in Carey’s Tribeca townhouse during their marriage. Although he had to give up a view of the Empire State Building, Cannon tells US Weekly he is enjoying his new digs:

“I mean, it’s another area for family. To be able to have a lawn and a lake in the back — stuff like that. I grew up in the projects, so I didn’t really get the opportunity to have any of that growing up. Even in the city. My kids kind of get to experience both worlds. They get Manhattan and a little bit of Jersey.”

Dem Babies are also feeling the excitement. They’ve even decorated their own bedrooms in the new property.

“Yeah, they did it all, they did it all themselves. It was kind of cool watching them pick out all their stuff. My daughter’s picking out all the princess stuff. My son’s picking out all the car stuff. So it was fun!”

Meanwhile, a new home isn’t the only way Cannon has been moving on. He is now being romantically linked to model Jessica White, but the two are reportedly keeping a low profile “out of respect for Nick’s family since the divorce is not final.” According to E! News, their newfound love affair was sparked from a friendship:

“When Nick was going through his breakup Jessica was there for him as a friend. Jessica’s been in the studio lately and Nick has been very supportive with her focusing on her music career and giving her some great pointers and direction as she explores her talents. They been spending lots of time together and Nick really enjoys Jessica’s free spirit and easy going attitude for life.”

We’ll keep you posted.

SOURCE: Us Weekly, E! | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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