News that "Jessica and Nick have been friends for some time now," and reiterated that they were "purely just friends" during his marriage to the legendary pop star. Mariah Carey's best looks "You kind of have to ignore it because every week it's something different, and if you paid attention to it, it actually probably would start really affecting you Her family, her mother in particular, encouraged her development through extracurricular programs. She appeared in Sports Illustrated 's Swimsuit Issue. It's kind of humorous, really. The America's Got Talent host is now romantically linked to model Jessica White and the two are said to be keeping a low profile "out of respect for Nick's family since the divorce is not final. Ebanks was to play Grace, Nicki's mother.