Pop diva Mariah Carey has revealed that she goes out dressed in her husband Nick Cannon's clothes so she isn't recognised in public.

Carey, 40, who is married to 28-year-old rapper-and-actor Cannon, likes to see if she can trick people by wearing her husband's clothes, Contactmusic reported.

"I go for walks in a semi-disguise. That's fun to me. I like to go to public places and do things that I would never get a chance to do. The other night, I went out wearing Nick's clothes," Carey said.

"The problem is, if they recognise him, they're going to recognise me. If he's holding someone's hand and walking with them, they're going to look and go, 'Who is he with?'," she added.

Carey also spoke of her love for Cannon, who she married last year after a whirlwind romance.

The singer - whose ex-husband is music executive Tommy Mottola- said that she never thought she would settle down until she met Cannon.

"I don't think I feared love because I guess I almost didn't believe in it. I didn't really trust what it would be like to be in a relationship again because so many times it had been disappointing. But the situation with Nick is totally different because we're very similar. We have a lot of the same likes and dislikes and we have so much fun together," Carey said.

Carey made no secret of her desire to start a family, and has chosen names for her children even though she isn't pregnant.

"We have to keep the name secret because if we told everybody, then somebody might use it and then we have to change it, and then it wouldn't be as good. We picked these names out a long time ago," the singer said.