Nick Cannon and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas might actually be a thing!
Cannon broke his silence on speculation that he and the TLC songstress are dating and he played extremely coy about the rumors.
Extra caught up with the Teen Nick executive at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports Awards earlier this week.
“That’s an amazing woman right there but you gotta ask her. Dating? I’m not good at dating as the world knows,” he said before referencing his recent split with Mariah Carey. “I don’t think she would accept me. I’m like damaged goods right now.
Still, one insider told E! News that they two are definitely heading for a serious romance.
“Nick and Chilli [have] been hanging out on the low. [They’ve] been friends for some time and just recently this summer they have been hanging out romantically. Chilli is a very mature woman that’s been around the music industry for some time and gets it. Nick has always had a crush on her growing up. He thinks she is beautiful.”
It’s also no secret that Cannon is attracted to older women. As for Chilli, she was also in a serious relationship with Usher, who is eight years younger than her, before they called it quits in 2003.
Still, she and Cannon might not have made things official yet.
The source went on to say, “They are not an exclusive couple at this time just casually hanging out and seeing where things go.”
Meanwhile, Carey is engaged to her longtime boyfriend James Packer.