MARIAH’S SECRET GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY!
All the singer wanted for Christmas was to slim down, stat!
She’s long yo-yoed with her weight, but a hero has finally come along to help Mariah Carey beat her battle with the bulge once and for all – her surgeon!
Uh-huh, the mum-of-two, 47, has apparently had a sneaky gastric sleeve put in to help her slim down – and stay that way.
“[She] underwent the procedure about a month ago. She is already seeing some good results, and she feels a lot better,” a source recently revealed of Mimi’s decision to undergo the surgery, which removes part of the stomach so that the patient feels fuller, quicker.
According to reports, struggling to dance on stage and cruel taunts about her weight led the diva to bite the bullet and have the surgery.
“She’s happy with this new chapter in her life,” another source tells Entertainment Tonight, adding that Mariah had become discouraged by endless dieting.
“She always fluctuates and it makes her upset, but it’s hard for her to manage.”
Meanwhile, a banging new bod isn’t the only change in Mimi’s life. She recently dumped her longtime manager Stella Bulochnikov – and apparently it was in favour of her toyboy Bryan Tanaka!
“Bryan believes that he should be the one running Mariah’s day-to-day life,” a pal says of her back-up dancer beau.
Indeed, Bryan was supposedly the driving force behind Stella getting the boot and had been plotting her exit for ages!
While Mariah’s camp have shot down the claims, pals think Bryan, 34, is hardly manager material.
“This is a full-on Britney-andKevin Federline situation,” says the pal. “He has manipulated the situation to take over her life and push out everyone else, and Mariah just can’t see it. He knows nothing about managing an iconic artist.”
THEN From flab in July... ... to fab earlier this month, following her gastric sleeve op NOW