Mariah Carey has ordered Nick Cannon, her estranged husband of six years, not to say anything more about the state of their union.

According to TMZ, their lawyers have arranged a confidentiality agreement that threatens him with substantial fines if he speaks out about the breakup. She is reportedly free to speak out as she wishes, but so far has not done so.

The couple has been living separately for several months. TMZ speculates that the trouble began when Nick talked candidly about his pre-Carey sex life on a radio interview in March and acknowledged the all but inevitable fling with Kim Kardashian. He also talked about when he and Mariah began sleeping together.

In happier news, Cannon took a bucket of ice wearing only a towel yesterday.