Ryan Seacrest may be team Dick Clark Productions when it comes to Mariah Carey’s now-infamous NYE performance, but there’s one person who will ALWAYS have her back: ex-husband, Nick Cannon.

SANTA MONICA, CA - OCTOBER 06: Singer Mariah Carey and TV personality Nick Cannon pose for pictures with their twins Monroe Cannon and Moroccan Scott Cannon during 'Family Day' at Santa Monica Pier on October 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/WireImage)

The two have been apart for two years now (though legally divorced for just over two months), but despite the fact that Mariah has a new man, she and Nick remain the best of friends (see: their adorable Halloween costumes). In fact, Nick told The Howard Stern show last year that they still converse every day.

The two got together this week to have a civilized family dinner, with Nick taking to Instagram to show off his adorable family.

“Family dinner!! All is well! Live! Love! Laugh!” he wrote. “@mariahcarey #Ncredible.”

Mariah, for her part, also shared the shot, echoing Nick’s exact words with a #repost.

She wasn’t the only one receiving comfort from a familiar face at the dinner: Nick, who reportedly suffers from lupus, had been hospitalized over the holidays, and was celebrating his renewed health following no less than five blood transfusions — yikes!

While we think it’s sweet that these two can remain so close for their kids (and each other), something tells us that deep down, Nick still cares for Mariah on a deeper level — she IS Mimi, after all. Here’s to hoping this non-union of a union doesn’t lead to heartbreak down the road for either party.

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(h/t E!, photos via Stefanie Keenan + Angela Weiss/Getty)