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2008 - Mariah Carey Marries Nick Cannon
2008 - Mariah Carey Marries Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey tied the knot with entertainer Nick Cannon on April 30, 2008. The wedding was Carey’s second; she had previously been married to Casablanca Records co-founder Tommy Mottola. Carey and Mottola married in 1993 and divorced in 1998.

Nick and Mariah met in while working on the video for the singer’s 2008 track “Bye Bye” on a private island near Antigua in the Caribbean. The pair moved quickly in their relationship, marrying shortly after at Mariah’s private estate in the Bahamas.

While speaking with Ellen DeGeneres shortly after the wedding, Mariah revealed that the couple used the guise of a photo shoot to bring staff and guests to the Bahamas for their small private wedding.

"[It was] mostly people to do my hair and help me with my dress . . . and three of my friends and he had three people with him. We wanted to be at the beach, we didn't want other people taking pictures, because we both experienced the hoopla of trying to make something into, like, a publicity stunt, which is what everybody thinks and will think anyway," she said.