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VIDEO: Mariah Carey Finally Confirms She's Pregnant; Reveals Past Miscarriage

Oct. 28 2010, Published 4:20 a.m. ET

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Mariah Carey finally confirmed Thursday what first reported this past summer: that she’s pregnant with her first child with hubby Nick Cannon.

In a story airing on NBC's The Today Show, Carey told Access Hollywood's Billy Bush: "Yes, we are pregnant. This is true."

Carey, 40, added: "It's been a long journey... it's been tough... we've been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy."

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Carey, speaking from inside her Manhattan home, told Bush she was "always career-minded" and "had never considered this with any other relationship."

The Hero singer said she's expecting in the spring, but wouldn't give any further details.

“It’s absolutely emotional,” Cannon, 30, said. “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.”

Carey also revealed that she had been pregnant before - a few years ago - but had suffered a miscarriage.

“It kind of shook us both and took us into a place that was really dark and difficult,” Carey told Bush about the miscarriage. “When that happened... I wasn't able to even talk to anybody about it. That was not easy.”

The Vision of Love singer also said she doesn't know if the child’s a boy or girl as they want to wait to find out. She said she and Cannon conceived naturally.

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As we reported in early June, Carey (in anticipation of her pregnancy) passed up a role in Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls. On Wednesday's edition of The View, gorgeous actress Thandie Newton, who eventually landed the role, almost jumped the gun when she speculated on the singer's on-goings.

"I think she is pregnant," Newton said. "Or something major is going on in her life, so I carried the baton for her. I only had two days to make a decision to play it."

Carey's new disc, Merry Christmas II You, is due out November 2.


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