Ohio fans of the hit television show "America's Got Talent" will recognize the name of Nick Cannon, the charming and affable host of the show. Cannon is also well-known in his role as the husband of vocal superstar Mariah Carey. The couple, who share three-year-old twins, are planning to divorce, and both have behaved remarkably well in a cultural atmosphere in which a toxic divorce is the norm.
Cannon in particular seems to have mastered the art of being respectful of his soon-to-be ex while handling the onslaught of media questions regarding the couple's decision to divorce. In a recent interview, Cannon stated that the way he has chosen to answer those questions that push too far into his personal life is to simply state that he would rather not answer at all. This response gives an interviewer, even a particularly aggressive one, very little to work with without appearing to be both rude and insensitive. The same trick works for non-celebrities who are faced with friends or family who push for details on a divorce or separation.