Mariah Carey has revealed that the strain from being a working mom took a toll on her marriage to Nick Cannon. In her memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey, she said, “Along with double the joy came double the responsibility. It was a lot of work and a lot of having to be home and available.”

She continued, “Making the necessary adjustments to being working parents in entertainment took its toll on our relationship, and the end of our marriage came fast, as it began. Even though we had prenuptials in place, the divorce took two years to become final and costs hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees.”

Mariah said that she and Nick could have worked things out but “eogs and emotions got inflamed.”

She explained, “Honestly, I think Nick and I could have worked it out between the two of us, but egos and emotions got inflamed (which can translate into many billable lawyer hours, and ultimately, it did. It was tough. We both wanted to make sure everything was cool for our family.”

She concluded, “We will always be family and we make it work. We still have fun, reminisce, and joke. And we are both certain that Roc and Roe are indeed our light. Every day they give us new life.”

Mariah and Nick tied the knot in 2008 before welcoming twins Morrocan and Monroe in 2011. They divorced in 2016.