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Nick Cannon getting serious with TLC's Chilli

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Nick Cannon getting serious with TLC's Chilli

Nick Cannon has introduced Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas to his family and friends.

The 'America's Got Talent' host - who has five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with estranged wife Mariah Carey - has reportedly been dating the 45-year-old TLC singer for two months and the pair are said to be smitten.

A source told the New York Post's Page Six column: "They've been seeing each other for about two months. She really likes him and they're spending a lot of time together. She's beaming all the time. She's met his friends and family. Everyone approves."

It was previously claimed that Nick has had a crush on Chilli for some time, with an insider saying: "Nick and Chilli [have] been hanging out on the low. [They've] been friends for some time and just recently this summer they have been hanging out romantically.

"Chilli is a very mature woman that's been around the music industry for some time and gets it. Nick has always had a crush on her growing up. He thinks she is beautiful."

However, Nick, 35, recently vowed Mariah, 46 - who is now engaged to billionaire businessman James Packer - will "always be the love of his life".

He explained: "It's one of those things, I'm a hopeless romantic too. Through this learning process, you never say never. To me one thing I know, that will always be the love of my life, always be my family and that's never going to change.

"It's extremely disappointing when you see that people just want to perpetuate negativity when there is no negativity even involved."

And Nick previously admitted he doubts he will marry again.

He said: "I feel like marriage isn't for everyone. A friend of mine put it the funniest way. He said, 'If you heard that there was a 50/50 chance of living or dying when you jump out of a plane, you probably wouldn't go skydiving.

"There's like a 50/50 chance of a marriage working. If it didn't work out for you the first time, and you still survived it, you probably shouldn't do it again."