Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
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has it all – a successful career and a happy marriage – and she is loving it.
"I can have a personal life, and I can have a life making records and doing whatever other creative things I want to do," Carey, 38, told Ryan Seacrest
on his KIIS FM radio show
The singing sensation, who recently recalled
once feeling so unhappy she "wanted to be kidnapped," says life these days is pretty blissful.
"[Life now] is a lot more enjoyable, and it's preferable, it’s 'quite pleasant' as I like to say," Carey told Seacrest.
Asked about keeping a slightly low profile since marrying Nick Cannon
, Carey says they try to stay “away from the pressure of the world," but still "go lots of places. We have a good time."