Believe it or not, it’s been five years since Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon wed in a surprise ceremony at Carey’s home in the Bahamas in 2008. Each year since, the couple has renewed their wedding vows, and this year, despite Cannon’s ongoing health issues, they will say “I do” once more.

Cannon told Life & Style, “We get married every year; it’s our thing. I just have to keep doing it to make sure it’s real!”

This time around things will certainly be different. In addition to April 30th being the couple’s wedding anniversary, it also happens to be the birthday of their twins Monroe and Moroccan-Scott. “It’s a family day,” Cannon says. “We’ll celebrate with them during the day and just the two of us at night. It’s going to be big,” he adds.

Cannon suffered numerous health scares at the top of the year. Only recently did he come out and say he’s been diagnosed with autoimmune disease lupus nephritis and announced he’s stepping down from his daily radio show to focus on his health. He told, “It goes to show you how much things can change. In tough times, you lean on family.”