*As Nick Cannon continues to neither confirm nor deny that his wife Mariah Carey is pregnant, it hasn’t stopped the tabloids moving full steam ahead on the story.

The National Enquirer reported today that the couple is not only expecting, but Mariah is carrying twins.

An insider tells the publication, “Mariah is gushing that she’s going to have twins. Mariah and Nick both want a big family. And Carey has already begun to scale back her work commitments to prepare for motherhood, starting with Perry’s film.

Baby rumors have been following the Cannons since they got married two years ago, but talk went into overdrive after suddenly pulling out of Tyler Perry’s upcoming movie, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.”

The source adds, “Mariah told her handlers that she’s taking an unofficial family time break, and she’s keeping her work load light for the rest of the year.”

Last year, the couple hired top designer Kenneth Bordewick to help style a nursery for the new Los Angeles-area home Carey and Cannon purchased.