TMZ reported Friday that Cannon filed papers on Dec. 12 to legally finalize his split from Carey. The filing came just days before Carey performed at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting. She allegedly missed a pre-taping for the event because she was working out the settlement with her lawyer.
The actor announced their separation back in August, saying: "There is trouble in paradise. We have been living in separate houses for a few months. My main focus is my kids."