Yesterday the rumor mills went nuts saying the singing diva, Mariah Carey (40), and her husband Nick Cannon were expecting their first child.

Though nothing has been confirmed, nothing has been denied either. In fact Cannon took to his twitter account yesterday and said “If & when my wife is ready to make ANY announcements about private matters she will do it personally. Thanks for being respectful GodBless.” I believe it will be when.

I’m starting to get the feeling that Cannon is holding back. On a radio interview this morning he said “My wife has been in this business for a long time and dealt with so many things, she knows how to handle herself. She's a very, very strong woman, probably the strongest woman I know, and I love her dearly. So, when she tells me something, I'll tell y'all, probably after I tell my mama.”

He also joked about baby names. “We're gonna name all of our kids Mariah - no matter if they're boys or girls. ... Mariah No. 1, Boy Mariah, Man Mariah, Tall Mariah. It's gonna be a house full of people named Mariah, said Cannon.”

Yesterday RadarOnline reported that the pregnancy was a definite thing and that the couple were “very excited and very happy” about the news.

Carey recently pulled out of filming her next big film, Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf”, which just added fuel to the fire.

However, yesterday Cindi Berger, Carey’s longtime publicist, also kept her comments vague and interesting. She said “I’m not at liberty to discuss Mariah’s personal life at this time.”

Well have to wait to hear the news from the horse’s mouth it seems.