BECOMING an “American Idol” judge may be a boon for MARAH CAREY’’s career, but it’s a bust for her marriage!
Her hubby, Nick Cannon, who hosts “Idol” rival “America’s Got Talent,” is furious that the 43-year-old Grammy winner ignored his wishes and decided to star on a direct competitor of his show, say sources.
And while he’s publicly said “she’s gonna be amazing on ‘Idol,’” an insider said that “privately, Nick’s gritting his teeth and dead-set against her taking the job.”
When Mariah was deep in delicate negotiations with “Idol” brass, the insider says Nick tried to “throw water on the negotiations” by telling a reporter: “I don’t know if they can afford Mariah Carey…If they gave J.Lo $20 million, they might have to double that!”
Explained the insider: “Nick was tossing around outrageous salary figures in hopes of pricing Mariah out of the market.
“Right until the eleventh hour, he was begging her to pass on the offer.
"He was dangling incentives – diamond jewelry, a luxurious spa vacation, even promising to pay her a one-time ‘gift’ of $15 million for saying no.
“Nick wants her to be a stay-at-home mom to their twins, at least until they turn 5. He was even hoping to have another baby, but Mariah has effectively scorched that dream.”