Hollywood's latest high-profile split is causing a flurry of uncomfortable rumours to fly around, as Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon separate after months of living apart and Cannon is quick to cover his Mariah themed tattoo.

Nick Cannon at New York screening of 'Addicted'
Nick Cannon covers Mariah tat, but wants to be the 'best person [he] can be'

We couldn't help but reel from the burn of the 'American Idol' host getting his tattoo covered so quickly. What was once a shoulder-spanning tribute to his wife is now becoming a large crucifix, which definitely suggests things are final between the pair. Cannon tried to keep things light when ET Online questioned him about it, insisting, 'When it's done, I'll show up to your house naked and I'm going to let you see all the work. I'm not even half way done with it.' He did admit, however, that the public spectacle that is his love life has been difficult to deal with. 'You want to say certain things or lash out', he said. 'Sometimes public opinion wants to paint you a certain way.'

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In a similar vein, he opened up to CBS News about his personal life difficulties, revealing that he just wants to try and 'be the best human [I] can possibly be'. And it's just as well he's taking things in his stride with awkward rumours suggesting he's been dating Amber Rose in the air - gossip that was quickly shot down by the model, who is currently in her own divorce battle with rapper Wiz Khalifa. 'I was like, 'Damn, Nick, that's cool for you, but it ain't happening'', she joked to People magazine.

There's also suggestions that Carey and Cannon, who have two children named Monroe and Moroccan, are locked in a fierce custody battle over their eight dogs, though neither party has commented on the issue so far.

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Despite the rumours (the most unpleasant of which suggest the split was to do with Cannon's alleged infidelity), Cannon is still expected to use his experiences as material for his upcoming show 'Real Husbands of Hollywood'. BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee admitted to New York Daily News, 'Divorce is hard. But he keeps saying they have a great relationship, and I hope they will be okay' before adding, 'Everyone knows [the show] is scripted. It is difficult, but I am sure they draw a line at a certain point'.