Mariah Carey

Nick Cannon’s AGT Co-Stars Talk Mariah Carey Marriage Rumors (VIDEO)

Haters to the left! Nick Cannon and wife of over six years Mariah Carey have been dogged by rumors of marital strife in recent months, but all of that is just phooey according to Nick’s America’s Got Talent co-stars.

Both Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum turned out this week to hype up for the NBC reality show’s ninth season finale. While walking the red carpet, they were both asked about Nick, and both judges only had raves for their co-worker. Howie called the actor-musician-host a “consummate professional,” and his supermodel pal commended his “hardworking” nature.

So how does one of the busiest men in Hollywood handle the negative press? “He is very professional, he’s always there, he always has a smile on his face,” Heidi gushes. We can’t argue with that!

As for Howie, he understands the nature of the business, and sees how well Nick rises above it all. “Rumor mills … are just part of the game,” the comedian adds. “It ain’t true until it happens. I think he handles the pressure, the rumors, and showbiz fantastic. He’s a great father, great husband, and a great host.”

By now, it’s likely just part of the game for Mr. Mariah Carey. Pretty much from day one in their marriage, this pairing was viewed as a May-December romance that wouldn’t last. Over half a decade and two kids later, they’re still together and seemingly stronger than ever — they even renew their vows every year! Take that, doubters.

What do you think of all the bad press around Nick and Mariah? Sound off in the comments below.