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Nick Cannon loves parenthood more as a single man

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Nick Cannon loves parenthood more as a single man

Nick Cannon says divorcing ex-wife Mariah Carey has allowed him to be a "selfless" parent.

The 35-year-old American rapper believes he is a better father to four-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan since his split from the 'Hero' hitmaker in August 2014 because he is able to give the kids his full attention.

Speaking about co-parenting, he told E! News: "[It's been] amazing. It has put everything in the proper perspective. I think co-parenting actually allows us to be better parents, because when it's that time, we don't think about ourselves at all.

"We are extremely selfless and make it all about the kids."

The 'America's Got Talent' host admitted he is an overprotective father and is already concerned for his daughter's future romances, especially after she claimed she was married to one of her pals.

He explained his shocked reaction towards his daughter's imaginary love life: "My knees just buckled and I was like, 'You're married?!' Luckily, it was a boy that is like my godson and I said, 'You're not married to him,' but I couldn't even explain it to her because...does that mean you're attracted to him?

"Why are you calling this little boy your husband? The boy did not talk to me about this first! He is supposed to come check, and when did the ceremony go down? I was crushed when she said that to me!"

But Nick isn't as worried about Moroccan as he is "on the same page" as his boy.

He added: "I don't know what I would say to her, but obviously, my son, that's easy. I can talk to him. He is enjoying it. I just bought him the Sports Illustrated magazine Sunday. Me and him are on the same page, but my daughter, I don't even know how I am going to handle it!"