Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon open up about miscarriage

London, Oct 29 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon for the first time have opened up about the pain after she suffered a miscarriage in 2008.

The singer, who confirmed that she is expecting her first child with husband Cannon recently, came to know that she has suffered a miscarriage when they were about to fly out to meet family and friends at their Aspen, Colorado retreat during Christmas time, reports dailystar.co.uk.

'Literally, the day we were supposed to travel to Aspen we had an ultrasound... and unfortunately that was a time where he (doctor) said, 'I'm sorry but the pregnancy is unsuccessful,'' Cannon said.

'Even though it was emotional for both of us, that's when I really saw the strength in this woman right here. She just handled it so well. And then to get on a plane and have to spend Christmas with friends and family, and no one knew. I felt like everybody was kind of speculating.

'Literally, in a magazine, it said, 'They're gonna let everyone know during the holiday.''

'She was so festive and smiling, obviously for the cameras, and spending time with everyone - and then, literally, at night, (she was) crying herself to sleep,' he added.

Meanwhile, Carey insists the miscarriage helped the couple grow as people and turned them into an invincible force of nature.

'It was really sad. We had really to absorb this... We really learned a lot just as people.

'It was even more of, like, preparing us to do this because of the way it happened so quickly at first. I think I was sort of in shock 'cos I didn't expect it (pregnancy)... and then when that happened and I wasn't able to even talk to anybody about it, that was not OK, that was not easy,' she added.