The actor and former "America's Got Talent" host welcomed a son,Golden "Sagon" Cannon, with ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell on Tuesday.
Cannon, 36, shared the happy news with a photo of him cradling his new little one on Instagram.
"Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning!" he wrote in the photo's caption. "No matter how hard the world may hit you, God always reminds us of our purpose!"
"Welcome to Earth Son," he added along with the hashtags "#TrueHappiness" and "#Awakened."
It's the third child for Cannon, who has 5-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, with his ex-wife, pop superstar Mariah Carey.
In December, Cannon told Power 106 hosts J Cruz and Krystal Bee that the twins were thrilled to hear they would soon have a younger sibling.
"They're super excited," Cannon said, adding that the baby was something he and 29-year-old Bell, a former Miss Arizona U.S.A., planned.
"I've always wanted five kids," he explained. "Just because my marriage was over didn't mean I couldn't continue my family."
"I wanted it to be with someone who was solid, spiritual and had the same views," Cannon continued. "She's been in my life. Our families grew up in the same projects together in San Diego. So, there's a lot of substance there."
Said Cannon, "Mariah, Moroccan and Monroe will always be my family, but we always can have other aspects of our family."
Congrats, Brittany and Nick!
|Nick Cannon welcomed a son with his ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell, a former Miss Arizona U.S.A., on Tuesday. Getty Images|
Nick Cannon Welcomes Baby With Ex-Girlfriend Brittany Bell -- See the Pic!
Nick Cannon is officially a father of three!
The America's Got Talent host posted to Instagram that his ex-girlfriend, Brittany Bell, had given birth on Tuesday to a baby boy named Golden "Sagon" Cannon.
"Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning!" Cannon, 36, captioned a photo of himself holding their newborn son, along with the hashtag #Awakened. "No matter how hard the world may hit you, God always reminds us of our purpose! #TrueHappiness Welcome to Earth Son!"
Golden will have a half-brother and sister to hang out with, as Cannon is the dad of 5-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, whom he shares with ex-wife Mariah Carey.
After breaking the news in November that he and Bell were expecting a child, Cannon gushed exclusively to ET about becoming a father for a third time. "It's outstanding," he shared. "Honestly they say even in unexpected situations, you still embrace the beauty of bringing a life into this world, because that is what life is all about."