Mariah Carey a conservative who is 'deep into the Bible,' says ex-husband Nick Cannon

Hollywood diva Mariah Carey is surprisingly a conservative person who is "deep into the Bible," according to her ex-husband Nick Cannon.

(Reuters/Phil McArten)Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon arrive at the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, January 23, 2010.

In an interview with the "Breakfast Club" morning show on Thursday, Cannon revealed that he and Carey had practiced abstinence before marriage. The Christian Post notes that Carey had never discussed her vow of abstinence, but her ex-husband has often shared this decision with the public in a bid to inspire other girls.

"We were both on the same page because I was in a place where I was being celibate at the time, and I think that's one of the ways that we bonded for the first time," said Cannon in the interview.

"The first time we actually sat down and met it was on some spiritual stuff. We were praying and all that type of stuff and I was like, 'Woah, I didn't know Mariah had this side to her,'" Cannon added.

In addition, Cannon shared that many people don't know what kind of person Carey really is. He described his ex-wife as a good girl who sticks with the teachings of the Bible.

"A lot of people don't know, she's really a good girl and conservative when it comes to that and deep into the Bible," Cannon shared. "People just wouldn't think about that, so we had that connection."

Cannon and Carey have been separated since 2014, but the rapper and entrepreneur said they have already moved past the divorce and often get together to spend time with their five-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan. People observes that both parties appear to have moved on from their past relationship and separation.

As of now, Carey is going through a breakup from billionaire James Packer. Cannon, on the other hand, is set to release a short documentary about the authenticity of couples' connections.

Carey is not a Christian singer, but she sometimes features gospel songs in her albums. In her latest gospel number, "Heavenly," the diva sings about encouragement and can be heard singing Psalm 34:18 which says, "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."