Mariah Carey Says Ellen DeGeneres’ Pregnancy Interview Left Her “Extremely Uncomfortable” | The independent

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Mariah Carey said she felt “extremely uncomfortable” during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, in which the pop star was pressured to reveal a pregnancy that she later miscarried.

Carey appeared on DeGeneres’ US talk show in 2008, when DeGeneres asked the star to confirm or deny tabloid rumors that she was expecting a baby with then-husband Nick Cannon.

Despite Carey’s protests that she wanted to change the subject, DeGeneres offered Carey a glass of champagne to “toast not to be pregnant.”

When DeGeneres noticed that Carey had faked sipping champagne from her glass, she yelled “You are Pregnant! “

In 2010, Carey revealed that she was indeed pregnant at the time, but miscarried shortly after the interview with DeGeneres.

“I was extremely uncomfortable with that moment, that’s all I can say,” recalls Carey in a new interview with Vulture. “And I really had a hard time dealing with the consequences.”

She continued, “I wasn’t ready to tell anyone because I had a miscarriage. I don’t want to throw someone who has already been thrown under a proverbial bus, but I didn’t enjoy that moment.

Carey went on to say that she wished “empathy” was “implemented” at the time, adding, “But what am I supposed to do? It’s like, “What are you going to do?” “

The independent has contacted the DeGeneres representative for comment.

Mariah Carey and Ellen DeGeneres(Chris Delmas / Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)

Carey and DeGeneres’ 2008 clip went viral on social media last month in the middle an internal investigation into the allegations behind-the-scenes workplace sexual misconduct, racism and bullying on the DeGeneres show. DeGeneres herself was not involved in the allegations.

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