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Nick Cannon urged his wife Mariah Carey to put her worries about suffering another miscarriage to one side and share the news of her pregnancy with their family and friends in a bid to "stay positive".

The Hero hitmaker confirmed in October (10) that the couple was expecting its first child, but Nick Cannon reveals Mariah Carey was hesitant to go public - because they had already lost one baby shortly after their marriage in 2008.

Speaking on The View, he says, "You're under such scrutiny from the media... from the day that people found out we were married, they were thinking it was a shotgun wedding, she was pregnant.

"So when we were pregnant the first time, trying to hold on to it (privacy), and then when we lost the pregnancy, it was just a really grey time, you don't know what to say, should you have told people, do you tell people? So this time I was like, let's stay positive, let's tell everyone early, and that's what we did."

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon will welcome the tot next year (11).