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Nick Cannon announces birth of 12th child

Dominic Smithers

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Nick Cannon announces birth of 12th child

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock/@rebeccacoursey_photosandfilm/Instagram

Nick Cannon has announced the birth of his 12th child.

The TV presenter and Alyssa Scott, who Cannon previously had a child with, broke the news today (29 December).

The couple revealed that their newborn baby daughter Halo entered the world on 14 December.

Scott said: "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.

Nick Cannon welcomed his 12th child into the world. Credit: @rebeccacoursey_photosandfilm/Instagram
Nick Cannon welcomed his 12th child into the world. Credit: @rebeccacoursey_photosandfilm/Instagram

"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!"

She also mentioned their late child Zen in the announcement, adding: "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 everyday.

"I will hold onto this memory forever."

Since the exciting news was announced, Scott's Instagram page has been flooded with messages of support from her followers.

One user said: "Awwww congratulations."

Another wrote: "Congratulations mama! You deserve every bit of happiness."

Scott announced the birth of Halo. Credit: @rebeccacoursey_photosandfilm/Instagram
Scott announced the birth of Halo. Credit: @rebeccacoursey_photosandfilm/Instagram

"This was so beautiful, thanks for sharing," put a third.

While another added: "Congratulations."

In December last year, the television presented revealed that his five-month-old baby Zen had tragically died from a brain tumour.

In a post to social media at the time, the 42-year-old explained that his son had been diagnosed with a condition called hydrocephalus.

Sadly, however, after undergoing surgery at Thanksgiving, Zen died.

To mark the painful anniversary of Zen's passing, Cannon shared a photo of them together to his Instagram account.

In a long post, he said he had struggled to cope since he lost his son.

Zen died at just five months old. Credit: Nick Cannon/Instagram
Zen died at just five months old. Credit: Nick Cannon/Instagram

He wrote: "Physically I’m definitely on the mend but Mentally and Spiritually I’m broken. Been tossing and turning all night, and as much as I know I need rest, last night I couldn’t sleep at all.

"I can’t believe it’s been a year already since the toughest day of my life occurred. Such a painful anniversary.

"Losing a child has to be the heaviest, most dark and depressive experiences that I will never get over. A mixture of guilt, pain, and sorrow is what I suppress daily.

"I am far from perfect and often fall short and make decisions in my life that many question, but anyone who knows me knows my heart. I love hard, I love big and I love with my entire heart and soul, and I just wish my little man could’ve felt more of that love while he was here on Earth."

Topics: Entertainment, TV And Film

Dominic Smithers
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