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Are Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon following in Bey and Jay’s breakup rumors?

Are Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon joining the break-up rumors like Bey and Jay?
Are Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon joining the break-up rumors like Bey and Jay?
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Are two of the most famous Hollywood couples splitting up? Rumors have been around for a long time about Beyoncé and Jay Z but, now, on August 19, 2012, Page Six reports that it’s over for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. We’ll get back to Bey and Jay in a little bit.

Carey and Cannon always seemed so happy together. It’s now being reported, though, that he has left the family home. Left or kicked out? With the reason for the breakup supposedly being infidelity on Nick Cannon’s part, it’s anyone’s guess. Cannon was still wearing his wedding ring recently at a birthday bash for Sujit Kundu, the founder of DJ management firm SKAM artist.

A source reportedly close to the couple told the New York Post that Carey actually hired security guards to watch over Cannon at some pool parties the comedian hosted in Las Vegas earlier this year. “The security guard wasn’t there to keep the girls away from him,” said the source. “It was to keep him away from the girls.”

Rumor has it that the couple was set to officially announce their breakup this week, but there has been no announcement as yet. Reps for both parties have not made statements one way or the other. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have been married for six years. They have three-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe.

As to Beyoncé and Jay Z, who knows? Until someone makes a public statement it’s all rumor and innuendo. Latest reports have Bey sporting a shirt with the name Carter on it. And she’s still posting family pics on Instagram.

The power couple is currently on tour with a huge finale scheduled for September in Paris. A tour does not preclude marital problems, however. A source told The Post, “There are lawyers that have now joined the tour, and they’re not here just to see them perform. They are here to help hash things out.”

And as with Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, the main problem in the Carter marriage is said to be infidelity on Jay Z’s part. It’s also reported that he’s more than a bit of a control freak and Beyoncé is tired of it.

In a way, it’s sad to see these two couples on the rocks. It’s hard to see a couple make a go of it in Hollywood as these two couples have. They've both been married for around six years, a record in their circles.