Nick Cannon says Mariah Carey is the "love of my life".
The former couple - who have three-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, together - split up last year after six years of marriage but the 34-year-old star isn't ready to call time on the pair's relationship for good just yet.
He said: "It's one of those things, I'm a hopeless romantic too. Through this learning process, you never say never.
"To me one thing I know, that will always be the love of my life, always be my family and that's never going to change."
Nick also admitted he is fed up of people "perpetuating negativity" and has insisted there is no bad feelings between the pair.
Speaking on The Meredith Vieira Show, he said: "It's extremely disappointing when you see that people just want to perpetuate negativity when there is no negativity even involved.
"You kind of get to that place where, I've always been the most open and honest person but I understand kind of playing it close to the chest because when you start to feed into it and there are so many false items and people just want to speculate then you don't want to say anything at all.
"That's one thing I actually admire Mariah because she is professional. You ain't going to get nothing out of her. I was like you know what, I'm learning. I'm learning."