Nick Cannon's Congratulatory Instagram Post Is A Lesson In Dealing With Exes

by Maria Guido
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Singer Mariah Carey (L) and TV personality Nick Cannon attend the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Divorce, break-ups, separations… these are painful things many of us have been forced to endure. Add some children to the mix, and these situations can fast become almost unbearable to deal with. Moving on from an ex and into another relationship is one of those transitions that is just not easy for anyone.

Mariah Carey announced her engagement to Australian billionaire boyfriend James Packer this week, and her ex-husband and father of her children Nick Cannon responded in the most gracious way. By reposting a funny photo another Instagram user posted, probably in reference to the enormous size of the ring Cannon’s ex Mariah received from her soon-to-be husband.

“Ha! This made me laugh out loud for real!!!! HILARIOUS! #AllLove Congrats to Mariah Carey and James! May God Bless Your Future Union… #GreatPeople #GreatCouple”

Cannon and Carey have two children from their six year marriage, four-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan. Whatever differences they had that made them split, it’s clear they are moving on in a positive way.

“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,” Cannon told Dujour Magazine. “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.” So Nick probably won’t be taking the plunge again, unlike his ex.

I’ve never had strong feelings for Nick Cannon either way, but I sort of love him now. It’s refreshing to see someone essentially say, “It didn’t work. Oh, well” – and be gracious and have a sense of humor about an ex moving on. It shows a lot of emotional maturity to do something like that, even if it was via a ridiculous meme.

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