After giving birth to not just one baby but two, you might excuse a new mom for wanting a drink … but singer Mariah Carey is quashing earlier reports that she had a beer after her twins Moroccan and Monroe were born last spring at a Los Angeles hospital.
The beer allegation prompted the involvement of California Child Protective Services, who, Carey said, investigated whether the babies were subject to “neglect.”
“It just doesn’t make any sense,” Carey told Barbara Walters in an exclusive interview airing on “20/20? Friday.
Carey said that, at the time, the newborns — who are now six months old — were being cared for in the hospital’s neo-natal intensive care unit.
“The babies were in the most protective environment because it’s the NICU,” she said.
Carey said the beer story started with a suggestion by a nurse who brought the singer a beer, saying it would help improve lactation.
But, Carey said, “I didn’t even drink the beer.”
Watch Barbara Walters’ exclusive interview with Carey and husband Nick Cannon, plus see their babies’ faces for the first time, on “20/20? Friday at 10 p.m. ET.