Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon and Brittany Bell have been dating on and off since 2015 Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Nick Cannon has revealed how his former wife Mariah Carey reacted when she found out that the America's Got Talent host is expecting a baby with Brittany Bell. The If I Was Your Man singer and the former Miss Arizona USA have been dating on and off since 2015.

Speaking on Los Angeles radio station Power 106, the 36-year-old singer told hosts J Cruz and Krystal Bee that he did not have to inform Carey that he was having a baby with Bell because she already knew.

"She came at me first about it, so it was actually easier," Cannon said. (Via Entertainment Tonight) "I don't know how she heard about it, but she called me, and she was funny with it. She was like, 'Mhm, I heard about you out here in these streets.'"

On 17 November, Cannon appeared on the Breakfast Club and confirmed he and Bell were expecting a child together. Cannon is going to be a father for the third time as he already shares five-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with Carey.

"I've got a baby on the way," Cannon said. (Via PageSix) "God said be fruitful and multiply. I'm doing the Lord's work ... everybody get a baby! I'm passing them out."

Cannon had also said that "ex Mariah [Carey] is my last 'ex.' Everybody else is people that I've known, loved and cared for."

On 17 November, Bell also shared a photo of herself with her friends on Instagram and in the caption wrote: "A sweet moment of #celebration with a few of the many incredible women in my life. Missing the rest of you Miss USA /Miss Universe not only puts you in a rare sisterhood no money can buy.. but your child ends up with some of the most naturally beautiful, sweetest, and strongest women from around the country/world to call Aunties!!"