New Dad Nick Cannon Talks Family Life

Mariah Carey's significant other reveals how tough it is to sometimes be away from his wife and children

By Peter Gicas Jun 30, 2011 9:04 PMTags

To say Nick Cannon loves being a daddy/hubby is probably an understatement.

"I cherish going home every single day to my family," the proud papa, who recently became a father when wife Mariah Carey gave birth to twins Monroe and Moroccan, tells E! News. "It's great."

While the whole brood is currently together in New York City, where Cannon is getting ready to oversee Nathan's annual Fourth of July hot-dog-eating contest on Coney Island, unfortunately, that's not always the case.

"It's tough being away from my family," the America's Got Talent host points out. "It's so different than it was before, having to now leave those two little babies peering up at you to go to work."

Not to mention a significant other who seems fun to have around.

"She has a great sense of humor," Cannon says fondly. "She's always telling me, 'Oh, you should put this in your act.' She's actually the best punch-up joke writer I've ever met. She's on it and she's great...and it's one of the reasons why we fell in love."