Mariah Carey confirms pregnancy

Mariah Carey confirms pregnancy

The 41-year-old singer made the announcement on 'The Today Show', and admitted both she and Cannon are "absolutely emotional" about the news.In a sneak peek of a three-part interview with the star due to air this week, Carey is seen saying, "Yes, we are pregnant. This is true."

"It's been a long journey. It's been tough because I've been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy," said the 'Hero' hitmaker.

The singer said she felt she had to speak out to confirm the news, adding, "At this point, there is no choice. I either talk or I hibernate."

While she refused to name her due date, she did say, "It's still early."Her 30-year-old husband added, "The greatest gift on earth is a child. We've had names picked out from the first day we met and we want to stay true to that."

The happy news comes after Mariah had a miscarriage nearly two years ago.
"It kind of shook us both and took us into a place that was really dark and difficult. When that happened, I wasn't able to even talk to anybody about it. That was not easy," she said.The couple wed in a secret ceremony in Hawaii in 2007.