May 14 2008

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Dancing talk show host Ellen DeGeneres just hitched a ride on the Mariah Carey love train, which made a pit stop on her show today.

Carey, 38, who was recently swept off her feet by actor Nick Cannon, 27, who she secretly wed during a romantic ceremony on the beach, has been gushing about her wedding, her enormous rock and the possibility of having babies in the future.

Carey spread the love to DeGeneres when she surprised her with sexy lingerie for her birthday.

DeGeneres indulged Carey and her audience by trying it on over her clothes, which spiced things up for daytime TV and needless to say made for a good laugh since the quirky talk show host is usually very casually dressed.

During the interview, DeGeneres pointed out Mariah's eye-catching wedding ring.

"Let’s talk about the ring first. Show this ring. Look at that ring! That is gorgeous and his ring is pretty amazing too," DeGeneres raved.

"I like his ring a lot," Carey said. "We designed each other’s rings."

Cannon worked closely with Jacob Arabo of Jacob & Co. to create the one-of-a-kind ring, the company said in a statement.

The ring, which is valued at .5 million, is crafted from platinum and features a square emerald cut fancy light pink diamond as the center stone surrounded by 58 intense pink diamonds and two half moon diamonds on each side. The center stone alone weighs 10 carats, and the total carat weight of the ring is 17 carats.

To avoid hordes of media bombarding the wedding, Carey said that she and Cannon were telling everyone it was a video shoot.

"He pretty much did the secretive stuff that I wasn’t aware of…but I did say (to the media) we are doing a video shoot, figuring that we might end up doing that (getting married), " Carey said.

According to Mariah, there weren't a lot guests in attendance at the wedding, but they managed to lure a few friends to the island.

"Mainly it was people there to do my hair and help me with the dress, Carey said. "And, then three of my friends and he had three people with him, so it wasn’t a lot of people because we wanted to be on the beach and we didn’t want other people taking pictures."

"We both experienced the Hoopla of trying to make something a publicity stunt, which is what everybody thinks, and will think anyway, but we don’t really care about that. Instead of trying to be like, 'you’re invited, but, shhh, don’t tell anybody' we’re just going to have another one (wedding) next year," Carey revealed.

There will be more wedding bells in the future for Carey - every year for that matter.

Since money is no object for the pop diva, the happy couple can afford to do just that.

"His plan is to have one every year," Carey said.

When DeGeneres asked who proposed to whom, Carey was quick to dismiss the idea that she would do the proposing.

"He proposed to me. I would never propose to someone," said Carey, who was previously married to music mogul Tommy Mottola from 1993 to 1998.

Cannon was also previously engaged to Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks for a few months in 2007.

DeGeneres inquired about the possibility of the couple having children.

"I always said … if I found the right person who I felt would be on the same page as me in term of raising kids and having the same belief system and not having one parent going 'don’t do this' and the other’s going 'this is the best,'" Carey said. "I’ve always had a weird thing about it because my parents divorced when I was three and I didn’t have many examples of what was the 'norm.' "

"Most of us didn’t I think … ," DeGeneres said.



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