And she implies it was by ex-husband Tommy Mottola!
"Abuse has several categories. Emotionally, mentally, in other ways. I just think you get into a situation and you feel locked in — if your situation is similar to one of the situations I've been in, which I won't harp on. For me, to really get out, it was difficult because there was a connection that was not only a marriage but a business thing where the person was in control of my life."
"I was very sequestered, as you know, when I first started out and if I were just allowed to be young and with a young boyfriend who's also a star and you know, you're working and you're both — I don't know what goes on. You know what I mean? So it's like, I wasn't really allowed out of the house, so I can't imagine what she went through."
As for any baby news with hubby Nick Cannon, Mariah responded:
"Right now? I'm going to take a swig of my scotch and let you know. [Being pregnant] would be the happiest thing in my life, but what I'm saying is right now with this movie [Precious] coming out, with the next few singles from the album and those things that I'm doing, I need to focus on that because I cannot do the having-a-child thing halfway. I wouldn't be just like, 'Oh, I'm having a child, yay! Let me get a nanny so I can give her the baby. Take the kid.' That doesn't work me. I don't believe in that."
Well that clears up those rumors…for now!
Sounds like she had a difficult marriage with Tommy Mottola, but we all know she's pretty pleased with current husband Nick. They're kind of a nauseating couple, but they do seem really happy.
Good for you, Mimoo!
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