Nick Cannon, Alyssa Scott and their baby Zen. Image via Instagram @nickcannon.

Nick Cannon and Alyssa Scott pay tribute to late son Zen

Father of 12 Nick Cannon and ‘baby mama’ Alyssa Scott celebrated the heavenly birthday of their son Zen, who passed away at five months old.


Nick Cannon, Alyssa Scott and their baby Zen. Image via Instagram @nickcannon.

American TV host Nick Cannon and his “baby mama” model Alyssa Scott paid tribute to their late son Zen Cannon on his “heavenly” birthday on Friday 23 August.

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Wild ‘n Out host Nick Cannon and “baby mama” Alyssa Scott celebrated their son’s heavenly birthday on Friday 23 June. Zen tragically passed away at just five months old in December 2021. Cannon shared photos of himself surrounded by loved ones standing at the beach with Zen’s name seen in letters. Take a look…

“A Difficult Day that turned into a Beautiful Night… We will forever celebrate Zen’s Light! I love you Son❤️‍🩹,” he wrote.

Fans in the comments section noted that Zen’s mom Alyssa Scott was not seen in the photos. However, due to the lighting of the photo, it is hard to tell if she was not present. The model took to Instagram to celebrate her son’s heavenly birthday.

“Happy heavenly birthday Zen. When I get present enough, when I do what feels honest and true.. Somehow the moment always leads me right to you. Me and the girls were able to see you in so many ways today.We love you for eternity✨6/23 🤍,” she wrote.

A year after Zen’s death — in December 2022, the pair welcomed daughter Halo who closely resembles Zen.

Fans convinced Nick Cannon and Alyssa Scott’s daughter looks like their late son. Images via Instagram @nickcannon @itsalyssa.

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Zen passed away at just five months old of brain cancer. In an emotional episode of The Nick Cannon Show, the comedian said that Zen always had a different way of breathing but he didn’t think too much of it at first but doctors later found that fluid had been building in the back of his head. They found a malignant tumor and he had to have surgery because it was cancer in the brain. 


Alyssa has a daughter from a previous marriage, while Cannon has 10 other children outside of their relationship. So, who are the babies and “baby mamas”?

  • The TV host has a pair of twins named Moroccan and Monroe with iconic pop artist Mariah Carey. 
  • Cannon has three children with Brittany Bell –  A son named Golden Sagon, a daughter named Powerful Queen and their new baby Rise Messiah born on 23 September 2022.
  • Twins Zillion and Zion with Abby De La Rosa born on 14 June 2021. Abby and Cannon also welcomed their third child together, Beautiful on 11 November 2022.
  • He welcomed baby boy Legendary Love with Bre Tiesi on 28 June this year. Cannon announced Bre’s pregnancy a month after he announced the death of baby Zen.
  • He then announced the birth of his “surprise” baby with Lanisha Cole on 15 September 2022, a few months before welcoming Halo, his second child with Alyssa.

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