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Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Having A Boy & A Girl

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are having a boy and a girl, a source close to the couple confirmed to Access Hollywood. The singer broke the gender news to Life & Style, telling the mag, "Even before we announced it was twins, I was trying to keep everything gender-neutral because I didn't want to impose an identity on them too soon. There were fan contests on Twitter about what gender they are and rumors about them being two boys or two girls - but nobody guessed this!"

The couple first revealed their pregnancy to Access Hollywood's Billy Bush in October 2010 and Nick came by Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday where he shared news about how Mariah is doing in the run up to the birth of the couple's twins.

"She's been cooking up a storm," Nick said when Billy and Kit Hoover asked about whether Mariah was "nesting."

"I didn't know what it was," Nick continued. "I thought this was the way she dealt with her cravings. She doesn't eat. She cooks all this food and her cravings go away and she makes me eat it, so I'm gaining all the weight."

Nick also confirmed to Billy and Kit that the rumors are correct - President Obama was the first to learn that the couple was having twins, and he explained to Billy and Kit how that happened.

"That was my wife. She was like, 'Wouldn't that be a great story to be able to share with our children - that the first people to know that they were gonna be people was the President and First Lady?'" Nick recounted. "So she told them at the same time."

In fact, President Obama seemed to know about the twins before Mariah even uttered the words.

"He's the President, he knows these things," Nick said.

In the run up to the birth of his first children, Nick is hitting the road, having lined up two comedy gigs at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on March 5, back to back.

"Everyone's heard all the tabloid news and stuff, now you get to hear it from the horse's mouth," Nick said of what he plans to address in his comedy outing.

"This is so therapeutic to me," he added. "This is Nick Cannon like you've never heard him before. I'm talking about being married, becoming a father, [and] all of the drama between."

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