Nick Cannon and wife Mariah Carey couldn’t be more thrilled to finally welcome twins Monroe and Moroccan into their lives.
Throughout their pregnancy, and even after the babies were delivered, the couple shared details of their joyful journey to family, friends, and fans alike. But during a recent appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight, Cannon revealed that at least one person took advantage of their candidness, which led to a surprise visit from a social worker.
According to Nick, a call was made to Child Protective Services after someone heard that Carey followed a nurse’s suggestion and drank a small amount of dark beer to help with breastfeeding. That one tip somehow turned into allegations of drug and alcohol use, and the Grammy-winning artist getting a visit from a social worker during her hospital stay.
“I guess someone maybe overheard that and [thought] this is a good way to make a quick buck, or call the tabloids,” Cannon explained, adding, “People will do anything to try to conjure up a story.”
A story wasn’t the only thing they were after. It appears that the individual was hoping to get the social worker to take a picture of the twins, so they could sell them.
“Taxpayer money was wasted, too, because this was labeled an emergency,” said Nick. “It was ridiculous.”
Despite the stress of the situation, Carey and her little ones are doing well, still resting at the hospital. Cannon says that the babies, who were recently released from the NICU, will likely come home “Sunday or Monday, at the latest.”