London: Rapper Nick Cannon claims he and wife pop diva Mariah Carey, who is believed to be pregnant, have never considered adopting but have always wanted to raise a child together.
The couple, who married in April 2008, are believed to be expecting their first baby and though the rapper-and-presenter refused to be drawn on the speculation, he admits he and the singer would love to have a child of their own, OK! magazine online reported.
"I`ve never really thought about adopting. That`s never really come up. But marriage, you want to have a family, that`s one of the reasons to get married. When the timing is right," Cannon said.
Cannon also claims he hasn`t "thought about" what would be the most exciting aspect of fatherhood.
"What would excite me? I don`t know. Those are deep questions. I haven`t thought about those questions yet," he added.
The 29-year-old star has also promised fans that he and Carey will reveal their baby news themselves, rather than allow friends to tell people.
"If and when my wife is ready to make any announcements about private matters she will do it personally," Cannon added.
A source claimed that 40-year-old pop star, who recently pulled out of a movie on medical grounds, is pregnant but trying to keep the news under wraps.
"They`re both very excited and very happy. Mariah and Nick want to keep the pregnancy quiet as long as they can," the insider said.