“There is trouble in paradise," he told The Insider. "We have been living in separate houses for a few months.”
He shot down rumors that the problems are the result of infidelity on his part and added that his children come first, no matter what he and the Grammy winner plan to do with their relationship.
“My main focus is my kids," he added.
Cannon, 33, and Carey, 44, married in 2008 and welcomed fraternal twins in 2011 -- daughter Monroe and son Moroccan.
This past May, the couple celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary and around that time, he addressed the rumors to Parade magazine, and took a much different tone, saying there was no issue in the marriage.
"You kind of have to ignore it because every week it’s something different, and if you paid attention to it, it actually probably would start really affecting you," he added. "It’s kind of humorous, really. It couldn’t be further off from the truth, and it really affects the credibility of the so-called newspapers.”
Carey's publicist told ABC News, "I am not commenting on Mariah's personal life but Mariah is focusing on her children and her upcoming tour."