Why Nick Cannon's Unconventional Relationship With Bre Tiesi Works For Them

Actor Nick Cannon seems to have a very different relationship with each of his children's mothers. This is especially true with model and real estate professional Bre Tiesi, who shares son Legendary with the comedian. The baby boy is Tiesi's first child, while he is number eight for Cannon, who has a total of 12 children with six women. Unlike the other women in Cannon's life, Tiesi is a reality television star. As the newest cast member of Netflix's "Selling Sunset," many details surrounding her relationship with her child's father are now on full display.


Tiesi does not shy away from their unconventional arrangement, despite some finding Cannon's tribe of children stretched across six homes a bit unorthodox. Nonetheless, the two have found a way to make their love work for them, despite Cannon being open about still seeing other people. In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, he revealed that he often decides which one of his children's mothers he'll sleep with based on who called him on a given day. While rhetoric such as this may trouble some, Tiesi is all for openness.

Bre Tiesi and Nick Cannon have had an on-and-off relationship for years

Model Bre Tiesi may have stunned the world when she announced in January 2022 that she was expecting a baby with "Masked Singer" host Nick Cannon. However, many do not know that these two have dated multiple times throughout the years. Their connection stalled when she began dating former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel in 2016. They got engaged in 2017 and wed the following year. Unfortunately, they confirmed their split in 2019. Their divorce was finalized in 2021, and it was soon after that Tiesi reconnected with Cannon yet again.


"I've always come back," she admitted in a March 2022 chat with E! News' Daily Pop. She gloated over Cannon during that interview, sharing that he treats her very well, which is the most important thing to the fitness guru. As far as the other women he has kids with, Tiesi added that she was only focused on her family unit with Cannon and the other women are doing the same. She said there was a respect level that they each had, which caused none of the ladies to interfere with one another.

"We're all very supportive," Tiesi added.

Bre Tiesi says she and Nick Cannon have an open relationship

With influencer Bre Tiesi joining "Selling Sunset" for Season 6, her castmates were eager to know the status of her relationship with Cannon. Just as she had in the past, Tiesi reiterated that their relationship was not the traditional union. "I don't want to call it open, but open relationship, I guess," the model revealed on the show. She explained that she's not into monogamy because of how she saw other relationships fail.


This is a sentiment also shared by DJ Abby De La Rosa, who has three children with Cannon. During a sit-down with the "Lovers and Friends Podcast," she called their relationship polyamorous, gushing over how the arrangement also works well for her and Cannon.

Last July, Cannon joined Power 106 Los Angeles, where he revealed that not all of his kids' moms are in favor of the way he does things, even alluding to some wanting a wedding ring from him. Nevertheless, it looks like Tiesi and Cannon don't have these issues. A typical boyfriend-and-girlfriend arrangement is not what they seem focused on, yet both appear very content with their setup.