" Citing unnamed sources on the small island of Windermere, the site reported that evidence of an upcoming wedding included a "boardwalk that could be a makeshift aisle" that had been erected from Carey's house to the beach, as well as "workers rigorously raking up all the seaweed on the surrounding area." And late Thursday, E! I'm not going to give you any details, but we are happy for him." At press time, reps for Carey and Cannon either could not be reached for comment or had not responded.
If the rampant online reports are to be believed, Mariah Carey's low-key second wedding was very different than the million-dollar extravaganza she put on for her first trip down the aisle.
Latina magazine reported on Thursday (May 1) that Carey, 38, and actor/rapper Nick Cannon, 27, were married in a small ceremony on an undisclosed island on Wednesday in what an unnamed source called a "very impulsive" ceremony.
Among the reported guests at the intimate affair was longtime Carey confidant rapper Da Brat.
Adding to the did-they-or-didn't-they confusion was a report from on Thursday afternoon claiming that the site had received several tips from the Bahamas — where Carey reportedly owns a home — that the singer, Cannon and a number of "other celebs" had arrived on the island and preparations "for a significant event are underway — a wedding? If that is what he wants then we are happy for him.
While speculation has been swirling all week about a large diamond ring Carey has been sporting lately — which some gossip sites snarkily reported looked an awful lot like the ring Cannon had given to his ex-fiancee before they parted ways — Us reported Thursday that Cannon's ex, model Selita Ebanks, had nothing to say about the alleged nuptials.
"I have no comment but wish them well," Ebanks told the magazine.
Cannon danced around MTV News' questions about [article id="1586403"]rumors of the pair's engagement[/article] earlier this week. She's probably the most festive, remarkable person I've ever met. When pressed further about the rumors, he said, "Rumors happen.
They do." The couple reportedly met in March when Cannon appeared in the video for Carey's new single, "Bye Bye," and Us reported that an unnamed "inside" source said the romance was "hot and heavy." Carey, who divorced Mottola in 1998, has been linked to a few famous men in the interim, singer Luis Miguel and baseball player Derek Jeter among them, along with Sudack.
Rumors about her romance with Cannon heated up on April 15, when reported that the couple had shared a romantic night out in Las Vegas.