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Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon have announced on the show Access Hollywood in America that they are indeed expecting a baby, following months of speculation of whether the ‘Heartbreaker’ crooner was expecting.

The singer and American’s Got Talent host have kept quiet about the months of speculation over whether the Carey expecting, however on earlier this month on American show ‘The View’, actress Thandie Newton let the secret slip.

Newton appeared on the show to promote her new film ‘For Coloured Girls’. In the film Newton plays the character named Tangie, the role originally meant for Carey, however the r’n’b crooner pulled out of the project five days before it was meant to start filming earlier this year.

When Newton was probed on Carey’s departure from the film, Thandie said: “I think she is pregnant”, and after realising what she had said, stumbled over her words before quickly saying “or something major is going on in her life, so I carried the baton for her”. Tyler Perry, director of the film, stated that Carey was advised not to do the film by her doctor.

The couple excited confirmed the news by stating “Yes, we are pregnant. This is true!”. Carey and Cannon sadly experienced a miscarriage two years earlier, but stated that it brought them closer together.

Cannon also confirmed that they had a named picked for the baby who is said to be due in Spring.

Mariah Carey releases her new Christmas album, ‘Merry Christmas II You’ , next month.