Mariah Carey looks back at a memory from 12 years ago. However, this isn’t one of those fond memories that make you feel all warm and fuzzy. According to the diva, this moment with the talk show show host Ellen Degeneres made her feel “extremely uncomfortable.”
What exactly is the powerhouse singer talking about? Well, it seems that Ellen had been poking her nose where Mariah definitely did not want it to be.
Back in November 2008 Mariah had appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” while rumours of her being pregnant were being circulated at the time. Mariah was actually pregnant when she came on the show, however she was not ready to make a public confirmation about it.
The powerhouse diva stated that the reason she had her reservations about publicly announcing that she was pregnant was because she had previously experienced a miscarriage. Oblivious to the Grammy Award winner’s reluctancy to talk about her pregnancy, Ellen asked Mariah if the rumours were true.
The singer dodged the question and laughingly told Ellen “don’t discuss that” when the topic was brought up. However the talk show host was adamant on getting an answer out of Mariah and sneakily urged her to drink a glass of champagne instead to prove the rumours are false.
“I can’t believe you did this to me, Ellen,” says Mariah as Ellen pours her a glass of bubbly. “This is peer pressure. You see what Ellen is doing? This is peer pressure.”
Eventually, Mariah was driven to a point where she had no choice but to mimic taking a teeny tiny sip just to steer the rumours in the other direction. However, Ellen put two and two together and triumphantly exclaims “You’re pregnant!”
“I was extremely uncomfortable with that moment is all I can say,” says Mariah who eventually had a miscarriage with her husband at the time, Nick Cannon. “And I really have had a hard time grappling with the aftermath.”
It is generally considered rude to ask a woman if she is pregnant. It is a sensitive topic and many women have trouble conceiving. The songstress added, “I don’t want to throw anyone that’s already being thrown under any proverbial but, but I didn’t enjoy that moment.”
Mariah is now a proud mother of 11-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, and has been on Ellen’s show at least four times between 2010 and 2016. Ellen has still not made any comments in regard to the recent allegations.