Mariah Carey Recalls Feeling ‘Extremely Uncomfortable’ When Ellen DeGeneres Pressured Her To Reveal Pregnancy On Her Show In 2008

Mariah Carey Recalls Feeling ‘Extremely Uncomfortable’ When Ellen DeGeneres Pressured Her To Reveal Pregnancy On Her Show In 2008

Superstar Mariah Carey discussed that the moment of revealing a pregnancy, (that she subsequently miscarried) was an uncomfortable one for her on Ellen DeGeneres’s show.

In a recent interview, Mariah Carey revealed that in her 2008 appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, she

“wasn’t ready to tell anyone because I had had a miscarriage.”

She said,

“I was extremely uncomfortable with that moment is all I can say.  And I really have had a hard time grappling with the aftermath.”

The famed singer continued,

“I don’t want to throw anyone that’s already being thrown under any proverbial bus, but I didn’t enjoy that moment.”

She goes on to say that there’s

“an empathy that can be applied to those moments that I would have liked to have been implemented.  But what am I supposed to do?”

Mariah Carey

In Mariah Carey’s 2008 appearance on the show, rumors had already been circulating that she was carrying a child.  Ellen DeGeneres, known for her funny antics offered Mariah Carey a toast of champagne to celebrate, as a way to imply that if she didn’t partake, she was surely pregnant.

Mariah Carey replied,

“I can’t believe you did this to me, Ellen.  This is peer pressure.  What Ellen is doing, this is peer pressure.”

Ellen DeGeneres chimes in as she’s pouring glasses of champagne,

“Let’s toast to you not being pregnant.”

The crowd’s participation in laughter seemingly lightens what seemingly feels uncomfortable.

Carey, lightly resisting the banter, says,

“Oh my goodness.  I can’t believe it.  Why would you toast to that?”

Mariah Carey puts the glass to her mouth, but instead offers that it’s “too early” to drink, Ellen exclaims,

“You’re pregnant!”

Unfortunately, Mariah Carey miscarried the child shortly after the appearance. She later welcomed twins Morrocan and Monroe with her then-husband, Nick Cannon, in 2011.

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Mariah, Nick & their children circa 2014

Watch the video below of what Carey describes as “extremely uncomfortable”.


Mariah Carey referring to Ellen being “thrown under the bus” is related to the “Ellen” show currently pending an internal investigation by WarnerMedia due to a recent stream of allegations of racism, sexual assault, bullying, and an overall bad and toxic work environment made by former employees of the show.

Ellen DeGeneres

Reportedly, three top executive producers have now been fired amid sexual harassment allegations and accusations that the popular talk show used fear and intimidation to run the show. Reportedly, executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman were fired.

How do you feel about Mariah’s thoughts about her appearance on the show?  Let us know below.

Authored by: Robin Ayers