Life & Style
can exclusively confirm that Mariah Carey
and husband Nick Cannon
are expecting a boy--and a girl! "It's all about pink and blue these days," a friend of the couple tells Life & Style. "It's truly going to be a dream come true for them. They get a son and daughter."
And Mariah couldn't be happier. "Even before we announced it was twins, I was trying to keep everything gender neutral because I didn't want to impose an identity on them too soon," Mariah tells Life & Style with a laugh. "There were fan contests on Twitter about what gender they are and rumors about them being two boys or two girls -- but nobody guessed this!"
Nick first revealed in December that the couple were having twins. "In order for my wife and I to have our life, we need to be up front and I need to be able to share things with you and be real," he said on his radio show. "I didn't even tell my wife I was gonna do this. I'm probably gonna get yelled at for not getting permission. We're having twins!" They're set to welcome their bundles of joy in April. "It's been a long journey--but a happy one," says mom-to-be Mariah.
For more on Nick and Mariah, plus all the latest on celebrity moms-to-be, pick up the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands tomorrow.