Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are officially divorced

2016-11-02 14:42

Los Angeles - Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are officially divorced.

The America's Got Talent host requested to legally dissolve their six-year marriage in January 2015 - 20 weeks after their split - and, after months of negotiations between lawyers, the former couple are now separated under the eyes of the law.

Although, according to E! News, the pair's divorce has now been finalised, they're still determined to remain friends for the sake of their five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.

The 36-year-old presenter said recently: "My ex and I are in a great place and are diligently moving things along so we both can continue to be happy. I am happy for her and all her new endeavours, both personal ones and professional ones.

"I've been reflecting quite a bit on my life as a father and how I want to be the best one I can be, the way my father figures were to me. So with that said, I just ask that the public continues to respect our process and remain patient and loving as me and my family aim for happiness.''

The 46-year-old pop diva's divorce isn't the only thing that's been on her mind in recent weeks, as her relationship with billionaire businessman James Packer has also plagued her thoughts after the pair came to blows during a holiday in Greece and ended their engagement last month.

A source said: "The split has been devastating for Mariah. She loved James and was planning to marry him.

"She made life changes for this man to prepare for their future as husband and wife, even relocating to Los Angeles at James' request, so he could be closer to his children."

The pair - who began dating last year and got engaged in January 2016 - are yet to speak face-to-face since their row but are reportedly keen to meet up and discuss their differences after news of their shock split began to spread like wildfire.

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