Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
and Nick Cannon's 2008 Bahamas wedding was a dreamy affair, but it was really a
dream come true for the groom. "People [always] asked me who my celebrity crush was—Mariah Carey. They didn't even think I could meet her," he says. "But then one day backstage at the Teen Choice Awards ... she was like, 'I heard all that nice stuff you've been saying about me.' I said, 'Give me a chance.'"
Mariah says Nick's proposal was "the best." When Mariah made history
for having the most number one hits, the Empire State Building was lit in her favorite color to celebrate. Nick seized the moment. "I was like, 'Okay, we need to celebrate that on the roof at the apartment,' so I had all these pink yet lavender balloons," he says.
A self-confessed "candy crackhead," Nick also made sure there were plenty of pink and lavender lollipops on hand. "I opened up a Ring Pop first ... and then I give her one, and she was like, 'It feels like mine is broken,'" he says. "I was just like: 'Let's just open it. It's a festive moment.' And she opened it and her ring was in there."
Nick couldn't be happier she said yes. "I always say I spoke it into existence. The power of faith," he says. "I wake up feeling like the luckiest, most blessed man every morning."
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