Mariah Carey admits twin pregnancy was difficult

Mariah Carey struggled to enjoy her pregnancy when she was expecting twins, insisting it was a "really difficult" and "bleak" time.

The pop superstar gave birth to son Moroccan and daughter Monroe on 30 April (11), her third wedding anniversary to husband Nick Cannon.

But Mariah Carey claims she spent "47 weeks" in discomfort - because the nine-month pregnancy wreaked havoc on her body.

The singer returned to the TV spotlight on Sunday (24Jul11) to promote her various fashion and perfume collections on the Home Shopping Network (HSN), and she used the opportunity to detail her difficulties as a mum-to-be.

She said, "I was so uncomfortable. I'm kind of proud of myself. I really am - sorry, (being) pregnant with twins is different than anything! (People) were always saying to me, 'Oh, but it's all worth it!' Yeah, but it's easy to say when you're not the one whose feet are this big! It turned into, like, a really difficult time.

"My body went through so much. Holding those twins in - you have to keep them in as long as possible. It's a sacrifice you make for them. Literally I was like, 47-weeks pregnant."