Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon marriage confirmed

Rumors were swirling yesterday that recently engaged Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon eloped. Most people considered it a publicity stunt, but one of Nick’s relatives confirmed to E! News this morning that it’s the real deal:

“Yes, we know,” she says. “He called us and told us all about it. We are happy for him. If that is what he wants then we are happy for him.”
Linda Cannon wouldn’t confirm an earlier report that had the impromptu nuptials taking place yesterday at Carey’s new home in the Bahamas, only that Nick and his platinum-selling girlfriend have made it official.
“I’m not going to give you any details, but we are happy for him.”

I guess Mariah didn’t mind that Nick gave her the same engagement ring he gave his ex Selita Ebanks. In fact, she loved it so much she figured, “Hey, let’s get married RIGHT NOW!” To which, Nick replied “Uh, whoa, now wait a minute…” Then Mariah punched him in the neck and dragged him down the aisle. Ah, shit, that’s sweet romance.