MARIAH CAREY confirms she and hubby NICK CANNON are leading separate lives.  

Carey admitted the sad news on “Watch What Happens Live” that even when undergoing her troubled pregnancy with their twins Moroccan and Monroe, now 2, Nick  was rarely around.

Responding to a fan’s question on the air, Carey, 43, ruled out having more children with Cannon.

She explained, “I had preeclampsia; I had gestational diabetes, a really difficult pregnancy and I was alone most of the time.”

Seeming to realize how that sounded, Carey quickly added, raising her voice, “We love Nick, but he’s working! He’s the hardest working man in show business. Hi, Nick!” she said, smiling and waving at the camera and blowing her husband a kiss.

But the pop icon implied twins are enough of a responsibility,  RadarOnline reported.

 “I’m responsible for these children ’til forever so I look at it like, they didn’t ask for this lifestyle, here they are and it is so different than just being able to just be like, ‘OK, bye, well, I’m going here now, I just did a show, I’m leaving.’”

Carey said, “To anyone who’s ever carried twins, it’s a totally different experience to carry twins in your body; you don’t even know who you are.”

Later, when asked her Xmas plans, the “All I Want for Christmas Is You” thrush didn’t mention Cannon, saying, “I’m going to have the best time possible in a snowy layer ensconced in Aspen with the babies.”