Songstress Mariah Carey – who is days away from welcoming her first and second child – is the latest celebrity to show off her pregnant body on the cover of a magazine. The mom-to-be bared her bump to Life & Style.
I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right now, but then I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Mariah tells Life & Style. “My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans.”
And the twins — a boy and a girl — seemed ready for their closeups.
“The babies were kicking almost the entire time; it was unbelievable,” the Grammy Award-winning singer says. “Especially the girl — clearly she’s a diva in training! We didn’t start shooting until 1:30 a.m. because I was in the hospital from the night before until the day of the shoot with contractions five minutes apart!”
Although Mariah’s not due for a few weeks, the twins could be making their grand entrance sooner rather than later. Contractions sent mom to the hospital on March 27 – her 42nd birthday!
Soon-to-be-dad Nick Cannon says he is more attracted to his wife than ever. “I thought I couldn’t love Mariah more,” he says. “But I have a whole new appreciation and admiration for her.”
Mariah adds that her pregnancy has given her a new perspective.
Now I have so much respect for mothers everywhere, especially those who’ve had difficult pregnancies or given birth to multiples. We need to have Mother’s Day once a week!”