EXCLUSIVE: Nick Cannon weighs in on Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka's split -- did he come between them?


Nick Cannon would like to be excluded from Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka's narrative.

ET sat down with the 36-year-old Wild 'N Out star on Monday, where he commented on the news that his ex-wife, 47-year-old Carey, and Tanaka, her 33-year-old backup dancer, have split. A source close to the former couple tells ET that Carey and Tanaka's relationship has been "tapering off" for a while, and another source close to Tanaka says that he had "long been jealous" of Carey's still-close relationship with Cannon.

"I know nothing about this," Cannon tells ET. "I got too many of my own relationship issues to be worried about an old relationship."

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As for the notion that Tanaka was jealous of him, Cannon cracks, "Most men are jealous of me. I'm joking. But I know nothing about it. For me, at the end of the day, she's an amazing mother and we focus on our kids. That's never going to change no matter who's in my life or who's in her life. We have kids together, so we'll always be family."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: (L-R) Mariah Carey, Monroe Cannon, Moroccan Scott Cannon and Nick Cannon during at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/KCA2017/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: (L-R) TV personality Nick Cannon, Monroe Cannon, singer Mariah Carey and Moroccan Scott Cannon at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: (L-R) Nick Cannon, Monroe Cannon, Mariah Carey, and Moroccan Cannon attend Mariah Carey's Halloween Party on October 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon attend MTV First: Mariah Carey's 'You're Mine (Eternal)' music video world premiere at MTV Studios on February 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Singer Mariah Carey and actor/TV personality Nick Cannon arrive at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05: Mariah Carey (L) and Nick Cannon attend Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' New York premiere, hosted by TWC, DeLeon Tequila and Samsung Galaxy on August 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: TeenNick Chairman and HALO Awards host Nick Cannon and singer Mariah Carey attend Nickelodeon's 2012 TeenNick HALO Awards at Hollywood Palladium on November 17, 2012 in Hollywood, California. The show premieres on Monday, November 19th, 8:00p.m. (ET) on Nick at Nite. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images For Nickelodeon)
SANTA MONICA, CA - OCTOBER 06: Singer Mariah Carey and TV personality Nick Cannon pose for pictures with their twins Monroe Cannon and Moroccan Scott Cannon during 'Family Day' at Santa Monica Pier on October 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon arrive at the 12th Annual BMI Urban Awards held at Saban Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11: (L-R) Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon attend the 2012 Project Canvas Exhibition & Art Gala at The Opera Gallery on May 11, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon during the their vows renewal ceremony to celebrate their fourth year of marriage, in Paris (Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 27: Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon during their wedding vows renewal ceremony, photocall at Maison Blanche on April 27, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
Mariah Carey with Moroccan Scott Cannon & Nick Cannon onstage during the BET Honors 2012 at the Warner Theatre on January 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
ASPEN, CO - DECEMBER 31: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are seen on December 31, 2011 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
ABC NEWS - Barbara Walters interviews pop superstar Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Singer Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon attend TNT's 'Christmas in Washington 2010' at the National Building Museum on December 12, 2010 in Washington, DC. 'Christmas in Washington 2010' airs on TNT December 17 at 8pm. 20792_004_0010.JPG
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 20: (Exclusive Coverage) Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon attend the launch of 'Merry Christmas II You' at Allen Room at Lincoln Center on October 20, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Singer Mariah Carey and her husband, actor Nick Cannon attend the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Singer/actress Mariah Carey (L) and husband Nick Cannon arrive at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brian To/WireImage)
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As for his comments in February on The Howard Stern Show that Carey and Tanaka's relationship was all for Mariah's World cameras, Cannon said he "might have been proven wrong." Either way, he says he doesn't get involved in Carey's personal life.

"I don't know because I'm not in it," he says. "I'm purposefully like, 'Let's go do something with the kids. I don't care what you do in your personal life.' I don't know. I thought it was bizarre as somebody watching from afar. I thought the show was very produced."

"I didn't say that their relationship was just for show," he continues. "I thought the show fabricated a lot of stuff because, as a producer, I was like, 'Oh, they positioned that. They put the cameras there.' I was watching it from that perspective. But I don't know what the relationship actually is. But if it is, salud to them!"

Interestingly enough, Cannon didn't shut the door on ever getting back together with Carey, who just announced on Monday that she's creating her own record label, Butterfly MC Records. The two are obviously still close, co-parenting their 5-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan.

"That is always family -- and when I say that, I say that to a level of I will always love her," he says candidly. "That's always my dream girl. Like, to me, just because we're not intimate, I'm closer with her than probably I've ever been just based off of that's my family, that's the mother of my children."

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Recording Artist Mariah Carey (L) and choreographer Bryan Tanaka attend MARIAH'S WORLD Viewing Party at Catch on December 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Mirage Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: (L-R) Creative director Anthony Burrell, recording artist Mariah Carey, and choreographer Bryan Tanaka attend MARIAH'S WORLD Viewing Party at Catch on December 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Mirage Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Recording Artist Mariah Carey (L) and choreographer Bryan Tanaka attend MARIAH'S WORLD Viewing Party at Catch on December 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Mirage Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: (L-R) Stella Bulochnikov, Anthony Burrell, Mariah Carey, Bryan Tanaka, and Kristofer Buckle attend MARIAH'S WORLD Viewing Party at Catch on December 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Mirage Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Choreographer Bryan Tanaka (L) and recording artist Mariah Carey attend MARIAH'S WORLD Viewing Party at Catch on December 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Mirage Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Recording Artist Mariah Carey (L) and choreographer Bryan Tanaka attend MARIAH'S WORLD Viewing Party at Catch on December 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Mirage Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Recording Artist Mariah Carey (L) and choreographer Bryan Tanaka attend MARIAH'S WORLD Viewing Party at Catch on December 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Mirage Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: (L-R) Creative director Anthony Burrell, recording artist Mariah Carey, and choreographer Bryan Tanaka attend MARIAH'S WORLD Viewing Party at Catch on December 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Mirage Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Recording Artist Mariah Carey (L) and choreographer Bryan Tanaka attend MARIAH'S WORLD Viewing Party at Catch on December 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Mirage Entertainment)
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"We talk every single day," he adds. "We spend more time with the kids' school, karate class, gymnastics class, like, it's a full-time job. I wouldn't want to mess up what we have right now trying to do something else."

Of course, Cannon has plenty going on in both his personal and professional life. He welcomed his third child with ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell -- a baby boy they named Golden -- in February. He also talked to ET about bringing his popular sketch show, Wild 'N Out, to Broadway.

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"The new season is back to new York and I wanted to elevate the respect for the talent level," he shares. "The greatest talent is on Broadway. We have some of the greatest talent on this show. People get really excited about amazing plays like Hamilton, people that infuse hip-hop culture to Broadway, we've been doing that for years! Just wanted to bring everything back and own that."

"To me the Wild 'N Out brand is so strong," he adds. "It's been around for over a decade, 100-plus episodes. We started off as a place where me and my friends could hang out and have fun. Me, myself and Kevin Hart, Kat Williams, Mikey D, Pete Davidson, all these careers have launched. These dudes have gone on to do amazing things with their careers. Everyone still comes back to have fun. That's what the brand is. We're the longest-running comedy show on MTV. It feels great."

Check out Cannon recently putting in some hard work at the gym, showing off his impressive upper body strength, in the video below.

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