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We knew it! Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are expecting their first child this spring. “You’re the first person I’ve told. I mean I didn’t tell anyone at all,” Carey told “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush during a segment that aired on the “Today” show this morning. “It’s been a long journey. It’s been tough because I’ve been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy,” she said. Proud papa-to-be Nick Cannon called it “absolutely emotional” and called a child “the greatest gift on earth.” Mariah is staying mum about her exact due date and would only say that “it’s still early…” The segment was part of a three-part interview that will air on “Access Hollywood” and will include details of the couple’s miscarriage two years ago, which Cannon says “strengthened their relationship.” Actress Thandie Newton may have also spilled the beans during an appearance on “The View” yesterday when she let it be known that she had gotten her role in “For Colored Girls” because of Mariah’s pregnancy.  Congratulations to Nick and Mimi!

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