Nick Cannon Talks About His Enduring Love with Mariah Carey on Their Anniversary

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Can you believe that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have been married for four years? The couple is celebrating their fourth anniversary today, along with the first birthday of "dembabies", twins Roc and Roe Cannon.

"Singing at this altitude is almost like giving birth to twins, which I did last year on this day.. lol! Happy birthday dembabies!!" Carey tweeted on Monday morning from Austria.

The couple celebrated their anniversary in Paris by renewing their vows atop the Eiffel Tower along with a silly photo shoot that recreated their engagement in 2008. They married later that year in a ceremony in the Bahamas.

It's easy to see that these two are pretty much made for each other. Good thing, too - Cannon revealed that he had a crush on the singer for ages before meeting her.

"I presented her with an award at the Kid's Choice Awards," Cannon said of meeting his now-wife. "I was so nervous but decided to take my chances and give her a kiss on the cheek! I had to have that kiss… I've had a crush on her for as long as I can remember."

Aww. How many people can say they married their celebrity crush? Carey has been her husband's rock over the past several months as he's battled severe health problems, including kidney stones and blood clots that stemmed from an autoimmune disorder. The talented Cannon had to quit his radio gig to focus on his health - not that they needed the money anyway. Carey happily played nurse for Cannon - he called his wife his "hero" during the 2012 BET Honors taping, adding that she would get up at 3 a.m. to make him soup when his kidneys were bothering him.

Mariah, the diva extraordinaire, making soup? It's definitely true love!

He credits her love for helping him get through the thick and thin of life, just as he supported her while she lost 70 lbs. of baby weight on the Jenny Craig diet. The big-voiced singer gained a ton of weight - including a lot of water weight, thanks to edema - during her pregnancy.

"I think one of the most important things in a relationship is caring for your significant other through good times and bad," he said, adding that they celebrate their love by renewing their vows each year.

"Every day, my respect for Mariah continues to grow higher," Cannon said.

Happy anniversary, Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey!

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