The heart wants what it wants.
While on "The Hot Tee Talk Show," the "Masked Singer" host was asked if he would ever consider a reconciliation with Mariah, his ex-wife with whom he shares 11-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.
"Of course, that's my fantasy," he said. "That's somebody I will always love. I will never have a love like I had with Mariah."
He added, "If I had the opportunity, if it could be the way that it was, I'm there."
Nick following up with comments by spouting several of Mariah's songs fitting for the conversation, including "Always Be My Baby," "We Belong Together" and "Don't Forget About Us."
This might all be wishful thinking for Nick, as Mariah has been in a relationship with her ex-backup dancer Bryan Tanaka since 2016. Still, Nick and Mimi co-parent their twins.
Nick's comments come two months after he said Mariah would likely be his only wife.
"That, to me, was one of the greatest experiences of my life," he said of his marriage while on the "It's Tricky with Raquel Harper" podcast in May. He added, "I'm not built for" marriage.