Nick first shared the heartbreaking news of Zen’s passing during the Dec. 7 episode of his eponymous daytime talk show. According to the 41-year-old comedian, the infant had been diagnosed with a “pretty much a malignant, midline brain tumor,” and he and Alyssa took Zen to the beach as one of the final things they did as a family before his passing
Saying that he held the son “for the last time”Nick, during the outing, recalled the moment. “Not only did we get to see the sunrise, but we got to see the sunset too.”
The Jan. 31 episode The Nick Cannon ShowThe actor shared that he was pregnant with Bre, but had not previously made the announcement to the public. “respect the grieving process with Alyssa.” He explained that he felt the need to confirm the pregnancy after photos of him and Bre attending a baby shower surfaced over the weekend.
“I didn’t know what to say when I was dealing with Zen or to hold off,”Nick said. “Even right now, that it came out yesterday, that wasn’t planned to talk about it. We wanted to, you know, hold on as long as we can, but it happened. We here and I’m with my family.”