Carey-ing on with her new re­al­ity show

The Sun (Malaysia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

MARIAH CAREY’S new re­al­ity show sees the singer ( left) try­ing on wed­ding dresses and wrestling with a de­ci­sion to post­pone her mar­riage to Aus­tralian busi­ness­man James Packer. Nine months on, as Mariah’s

pre­pares to air (on Dec 6 here at 10pm on E!, Astro chan­nel 712), Carey is dodg­ing ques­tions about the sud­den break­down in Oc­to­ber of her en­gage­ment to the bil­lion­aire.

Asked if the eight-part se­ries would show what re­ally went on to cause the split, Carey told Reuters: “Do we ever know what’s re­ally real? ... I hope we learn a les­son of be­ing good peo­ple.”

Packer, 49, and twice­mar­ried Carey, 46, started a highly-pub­li­cised re­la­tion­ship in June 2015, and in Jan­uary, the Aus­tralian pro­posed with a mas­sive 35-carat di­a­mond en­gage­ment ring.

Last month, the en­gage­ment was sud­denly off, spark­ing con­flict­ing ru­mours about who backed out, and why.

Packer ap­pears briefly in the first episode of Mariah’s World, when the cou­ple en­joyed hap­pier times in the spring hol­i­day­ing on yachts. Carey is seen loung­ing in lin­gerie, try­ing on a wed­ding dress, and de­bat­ing whether to wear a tiara.

Film­ing started while the We Be­long To­gether singer was pre­par­ing for her Euro­pean tour that be­gan in March and the first episode shows her re­luc­tantly de­cid­ing to post­pone her wed­ding to Packer be­cause of her work com­mit­ments.

Carey, the world’s best-sell­ing fe­male singer, says she wants the show to cap­ture “be­hind the scenes and the mo­ments ... when you are get­ting ready to go on stage and putting on a tour”.

“I don’t think peo­ple re­ally know who I am, or the dif­fer­ent sides of my per­son­al­ity, so I am ex­cited about it,” Carey told Reuters.

Although the show was first pro­moted as show­ing Carey plan­ning her wed­ding, it re­mains to be seen how much Packer will now ap­pear.

Re­cently, Carey told Ellen DeGeneres in an ap­pear­ance on her talk show that her re­la­tion­ship with Packer was “kind of dif­fi­cult to talk about” and de­scribed the split as “a whole frig­gin’ thing”.

Mariah’s World shows Carey to be heav­ily in­volved in plan­ning and re­hears­ing for her Euro­pean tour, as well as flirt­ing with her back-up dancers.

“There is a lot to get stressed out about and you do go through a lot of angst,” she told Reuters.

But “if I’m able to have my mu­sic ... it’s my sav­ing grace”. – Reuters

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