All Mariah Carey Wants for Christmas is a $22 Million Airbnb, reportedly
M ariah Carey and her former fiancé James Packer broke things off in October, and Mimi’s life has changed a lot in the past two months. Since she reportedly started dating backup dancer Bryan Tanaka, Carey has been spending much of her time with him. According to E! News, he makes many appearances in her show Mariah’s World (during one, an emotional confessional, he heaps praise on the singer). And now, US Weekly is reporting that the two are spending Christmas together with Carey’s twins, Monroe and Moroccan, in a $22 million Airbnb in Aspen, Colorado.
US reports that Carey, who just wrapped her annual “All I Want for Christmas Is You” concert series, will be skiing on Aspen Highlands Mountains when she’s not cuddling with her family and Tanaka in the aforementioned luxe Airbnb. While it may surprise some to hear that the singer will reportedly be with Tanaka this Christmas, given that she and Packer just broke up a few months ago, this is only the most recent development in Carey’s new relationship.
At the Mariah’s World premiere party earlier this month, Carey’s manager Stella Bulochnikov told E! News about the duo’s chemistry: “Well, when you’re Mariah Carey, you’re one of the most coveted women in the world so I can’t blame Tanaka for having a crush on her. We’ll have to wait and see if he puts the moves on her.”
But reports have long been surfacing that Tanaka might have already done so. In late November, US Weekly reported that Tanaka and Carey were spotted kissing on the beach in Maui: “They swam in the ocean and he picked her up to kiss her,” a source told the magazine. “She was jumping into his arms, and he bent her back over his knee like they were dancing.” Photos from the occasion also surfaced in outlets like the Daily Mail.
At the premiere party for Mariah’s World, Tanaka himself had a few words about Carey, telling E! News: “I’ve always had a thing for Mariah. I love her so much . . . We’ve always had a connection; there’s just a mutual admiration. She saw something in me that I actually didn’t recognize at first. From that it, it was over, it was set in history that we were going to be connected in some way some how.”
But when the reporter prompted Tanaka about his steamy beach moment with Carey, he simply said, “You’re gonna have to tune in for all that stuff.”
Tanaka appears to be fitting swimmingly into Carey’s life, what with the Christmas-in-Aspen celebration and the Kris Jenner-esque teasers for her show. Cheers to the happy couple in their cozy Airbnb. Also: James Packer who?
Mimi’s had a few new developments since breaking things off with her fiancé.