Actor/rapper Nick Cannon has defended his wife Mariah Carey against her weight critics, insisting he's always urging the superstar to embrace her voluptuous figure.
The Hero hitmaker's weight has fluctuated over the years, and she's been attracting unwanted attention recently after showing off her curves in figure-hugging dresses at various celebrity events.
But Cannon is a big fan of her fuller figure, and makes sure Carey knows not to worry about piling on the pounds when she's with him, because his love is more than skin deep.
He tells Us Weekly, "I always tell her, 'Girl, you've got all those curves and me with no brakes.'
"It's something that everyone deals with. Everybody is different for a reason; it ain't about trying to be super-skinny. That's not what's hot. It's about what's inside."