Just because you’re famous doesn’t mean you always get what you want. This is something Nick Cannon knows all too well, as he once admitted to being rejected by his celebrity crush Beyoncé at the time.
Nick Cannon tried to get his hang of it with Beyoncé during his Destiny’s Child days
Everyone wanted to date Beyoncé when she rose to fame with Destiny’s Child, and Nick Cannon was no different.
In 2017, the comedian revealed on Instagram that he was in love with Bey during her Destiny Child days and even tried to ask her out on one of their first dates.
“Even in the 90s, I was still pulling my shot!” Cannon captioned a photo of his young self trying to convince Beyoncé to give him a chance.
Although Cannon looked like he was trying, Beyoncé wasn’t interested in dating him and quickly following his advances.
“Beyoncé was looking at me like ‘Little boy, please’,” Cannon continued, adding that Bey’s father, Mathew Knowles, was also not in his attempts to hang his daughter up. “In my teenage years, I was tracking the Child of Destiny! LOL Poppa Knowles didn’t feel me at all !! “
The two have since married famous A-listers
Although Cannon shot an ambitious man after he tried to ask Beyoncé, he still dated high profile celebrities – and even married one after just six weeks of dating.
In 2005, Cannon met singer Mariah Carey at the Teen Choice Awards. Three years later he starred in his music video “Bye, Bye” and sparks flew. After dating for a few weeks, Cannon and Carey surprised everyone by walking on the singer’s private island in the Bahamas.
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In April 2011, on the occasion of their third wedding anniversary, the couple welcomed their twins, Marocain and Monroe. Sadly, Cannon and Carey’s love affair didn’t last long after that as, at the end of 2014, the Wild ‘N Out the host has filed for divorce from the “Always Be My Baby” singer.
Two years later, their divorce was finalized.
As for Beyoncé, she also married a fellow A-lister. In 2004, it was confirmed that she was dating rapper Jay-Z after attending the BET Awards that year.
Four years later, the couple tied the knot in an exclusive – and private – ceremony held at the rapper’s New York penthouse. In 2012, they welcomed their daughter, Blue Ivy, and in 2017, the “Halo” singer gave birth to twins, Sir and Rumi, which surprised everyone.
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Today, Bey and Jay are still married. While they’ve been through all kinds of drama together – from infidelity to family feuds – they’ve always put a united front, which is probably how they’ve stayed together all these years.
Cannon has already shared some of his parental wisdom with Queen Bey
Although she rejected him at the time, Cannon has no resentment towards Beyoncé. In fact, the comedian previously gave the singer advice on raising twins before welcoming hers as she sat with People in February 2017.
“Beyoncé: twins, the first two years very difficult,” Cannon told the hitmaker. “After that, it’s like… they operate on their own. They have each other, so you don’t have to worry about them.
He added: “When you have a child you want to make sure he has a playmate. The twins help each other. “