Nick Cannon: "I love Mariah Carey"

Nick Cannon is speaking out amid reports that he and his longtime love, Mariah Carey, are splitting up.

Last month, Cannon was quoted as saying that there is "trouble in paradise" -- that the two were living apart. Since then, there have been tabloid reports about the status of the couple's marriage and reasons behind the reported split.

On Wednesday, Cannon decided to address them on Twitter, noting that he loves Carey, writing, "During this challenging time for me and my family it saddens me that the media can be such evil bottom feeders..."

He added, "Because my family & I haven't been forthcoming with personal information, people are quick to paint negative pictures and spread rumours...For the record I NEVER have, nor will I make a statement regarding my marriage."

He continued to tweet:

Carey has yet to acknowledge the breakup reports on social media.

Carey and Cannon haven't been shy about their relationship over the years. They post plenty of family photos on social media and annually renew their wedding vows -- though there were no signs of a vow renewal this year.

Carey met the "America's Got Talent" host while shooting her video for the single "Bye Bye." They wed on April 30, 2008, in the Bahamas.

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