Nick Cannon and Jessica White ''Going Really Strong'': Model Is ''Completely Smitten'' With Mariah Carey's Ex

Two were first romantically linked earlier this month

By Alyssa Toomey Mar 26, 2015 8:56 PMTags
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Sounds like love is still in the air for these two! 

Nick Cannon and model Jessica White, who were first romantically linked earlier this month following the end of the America's Got Talent host's six-year marriage to Mariah Carey, are "going really strong" a source tells E! News, adding that the two have been spending lots of time together as of late. 

We're told that 34-year-old actor and the 30-year-old model, who, as a source previously told E! News have been keeping low profile "out of respect for Nick's family since the divorce is not final," would like be more open about their relationship, but thus far have remained quiet due to the circumstances surrounding their coupling. 

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"Jessica is completely smitten over Nick between his personality and good looks," the source tells E! News. "She has been telling her close friends he makes her feel like she is on cloud nine and so loved. Nick is very affectionate to her when they are with each other." 

The source adds that White respects Cannon's dedication to his two children, twins Moroccan and Monroe, in the wake of his divorce from Carey as well as his commitment to his faith and family. 

Nick "lives a really healthy lifestyle," the insider tells E! News, noting that he is very dedicated to his church and faith. "Jessica really accepts all that he is and really admires him through this hard time that's going on with his family. She also loves how involved he always wants to be with his kids. She hopes one day to have children of her own. They are taking things slow and really getting to know each other at this time." 

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In December, Cannon confirmed that he and Carey had separated in an interview on Good Morning America. "We'll forever be family," he said of his ex and two kids. "At the same time, we're there for our children, making them the No. 1 priority and understanding they're loved and can have an amazing holiday."

About four months later, Cannon opened up about his children in an interview with E! News, saying his focus will always be, first and foremost, on his loved ones. 

"Family is the No. 1 priority," he told E! News. "It's always making sure that you make that connection first."

He added: "Just even where I move or the places where my days start has to be starting with the kids first."

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