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Despite a split from his wife Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon is "blessed" and he's remaining upbeat.

Hard at work on BET's comedy series "Real Husbands of Hollywood," Cannon told People magazine that he's taking life "one day at a time," but credits his positivity with helping him through these trying days.

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"Ultimately, I would think that is what life is all about, to try to pursue happiness, and I try to wake up and take each day with a grain of salt, and say, 'How can I be happy today? How can I affect someone else's day, and hopefully make them happy?'" he told the magazine.

Cannon remained mum when the direct topic of his estranged wife came up, but he's credited his longtime friends with staying by his side when things got rough.

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"I keep the same people around me and it doesn't change," he said.

He later added, "I wake up every day feeling blessed to be able to be creative, and that someone is paying me to be creative is the most mind-boggling thing to me in the world … and I just know that all of this other stuff is truly just a blessing," Cannon said. "I'm constantly reminded [of that] because I don't stay far away from the community in which I was raised."

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Although the current season of "Real Husbands of Hollywood" was filmed prior to his split, his costars said they expect his marital issues to find their way into the show next season.

"All that … is going to be on air," Chris Spencer kidded. "We don't mess around. Listen, we heard about your situation and you're hurt and we cried, but we cried while we were typing."