Washington, May 04 : American pop and R and B singer songwriter Mariah Carey and American actor and rapper Nick Cannon have both stunned their fans and friends with their recent wedding.
"I'm shell shocked," People mag quoted a source in Carey's camp as saying.
"As far as I know, they are happy together," the source added.
Among those who know them is music mogul Russell Simmons, who said he didn't know about the nuptials ahead of time, but sees why the pairing works.
"Whatever makes them happy," he said May 02 Friday.
"They have a lot in common and should have a lot of fun together," he stated.
Even Cannon's family was surprised by the move.
"It's crazy right! We're definitely happy. Well wishes!" Cannon's brother, Gabriel, told People.
"I'm trying to be like him and I love him very much," his brother added.
According to someone close to them, the two didn't know each other before Carey's video shoot for her song "Bye, Bye" in the Caribbean on March 26.
"Nick was cast as the romantic lead and was flown to Antigua where they met so basically their [romance] started during the shoot," the insider said.
"She's very into religion and Nick is very into religion. That's something they bonded on," the insider added.
Whatever their connection, Jacob Arabo, who created the diamond sparkler that the actor gave the singer as an engagement ring, tells People that his friend is in love with Carey.
Still, others seem more dubious of the whirlwind romance.
"This is what Nick does; Nick is such a sucker for love. He falls in love so quick," said a source close to Cannon.
"We all thought it was a joke, but he's been impulsive before. He's a mini mogul but still young and maybe this was a crush that went too far.
"Well see. He takes awhile to come down from the cloud," added another Cannon insider.