Mariah Carey celebrates husband Nick Cannon's recovery at the BET Honors son Moroccan

Mariah Carey celebrates husband Nick Cannon's recovery with an eye-catching outfit at the BET Honors (and her baby son Moroccan is there too!)
By Leah Simpson

She has been following the Jenny Craig diet since she gave birth to her twins Moroccan and Monroe in April last year.

So you could hardly blame Mariah Carey for showing off the results in an eye catching outfit at tonight's BET honors event in Washington.

The 41-year-old star smiled broadly as she escorted husband Nick Cannon, who has recently recovered from a kidney illness which saw him hospitalised.
Beaming: Mariah Carey had the support of husband Nick Cannon at tonight's BET Honors in Washington D.C

The singer donned a nude gown with eye catching black sequin detail as posed for photographers on the red carpet of the event, held by BET (Black Entertainment Television).

The ambassador for the weight loss plan showed off her flat stomach underneath her maxi dress, but bared minimal flesh.

Her long hair was twisted up into a long half ponytail style which cascaded down her back.

And much to the crowd's delight, Nick carried the couple's baby son Moroccan out onstage.

Dressed in a smart black suit, the cute youngster looked a bit bewildered at the applause.
Pleased to have you back: Mariah kisses Nick on stage as she was honoured tonight
Star of the show: Nick brings little Moroccan onto the stage after Mariah accepted her honour
Thrilled: Mariah looked delighted to have her recovered husband and baby on stage as she accepted her honour

Nick looked a little tired but cheerful in black tie as he made his first public appearance since he was released from hospital earlier this week.

He was put in medical care on January 4 for mild kidney failure, but has been ‘resting and recovering at home,' according to a representative.

Mariah looked thrilled to have him back, planting a loving kiss on the TV star in front of the cameras.

Cannon, 31, had undergone surgery on January 7, tweeting to his fans about the procedure: 'Just left the operating table and I was awake during the whole procedure. #OUCH Recovering... about to be stronger than ever! #Ncredible!"
PDA: The singer kissed the radio presenter - who was released from hospital this weekend - on the red carpet
Curvy lady: The new mother looked elegant in a nude and black gown as she entered the ceremony where she was one of six to be honoured

Just a few days before, his wife had told fans that he was ill and asked followers to wish him well.
She wrote: ‘Please pray for Nick as he's fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure. mybraveman (sic).'

On Saturday a publicist said in a statement: "Nick Cannon was released over the weekend to be with his family. He is resting and recovering at home and would like to thank everyone who has expressed concern, well wishes and prayers.

‘He plans to return to his live morning radio show broadcast 'Rollin' with Nick Cannon' on 92.3 NOW FM on January 17.’
The diet works! The Jenny Craig ambassador displayed a flat tummy underneath her extravagant maxi dress
Striking: Mariah Carey looked like she was enjoying showing off her figure in the eye catching dress

Mariah was clearly excited about attending tonight's event, in which she was honoured alongside Stevie Wonder, Spike Lee and Maya Angelou.

She tweeted earlier this week: 'Mega excited for BET honors. Totally humbled, can't believe I'm even included with this group of people. more exciting stuff to come.. LYM!'

The star was joined at the bash by former Destiny’s Child band members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Destiny's children: UK X Factor judge Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams took to the red carpet for the bash
Presenting your host: Gabrielle Union look hot in white tonight and wore a show-stopper yesterday too

Rowland, 30 sported a high split purple frock, while Williams, 31, wore a maroon maxi gown.

Both ladies wore their tresses loud and proud for the star-studded schmooze fest.

Gabrielle Union, 39, was stiff competition for the girls, looking white hot in a beaded frock.

Teamed up with smokey eyes, the Bad Boys II actress was following on from an eye-popping entrance the night before.

She showed off her amazing body on Friday as she made an awesome entrance at the BET Honors pre-show dinner inside the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

The rest of the night saw a newly-engaged Aretha Franklin show up to celebrate the fifth annual show.
Lady in red: Michelle Obama looked stunning in a wine coloured one shouldered gown as she took to the stage at the awards

The 69-year-old - who announced she is planning to get married earlier this month - wrapped up in a black and gold military-style coat in the Presidential city.

The first lady, Michelle Obama, looked gorgeous in a wine colour one-shouldered gown.

She took to the stage to honour Stevie Wonder, Tuskagee Airmen, Dr. Maya Angelou, Spike Lee, Mariah Carey and Beverly Kearney.
The first lady: Michelle Obama got up on stage to help honour a number of special guests
Loud and proud: Joyful Noise star Queen Latifah on stage at the BET Honors