Mariah Carey and her 'loverboy' Nick Cannon – a whirlwind romance

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Mariah Carey and her 'loverboy' Nick Cannon – a whirlwind romance

The couple's love story began in April 2008 when reports began to surface that the songstress had begun a relationship with Nick, some ten years her junior. Mariah's representatives initially denied stories that romantically linked the pair, who had been friends since 2005 when their paths crossed at the Teen Choice Awards