Carey and Packer break up, re­ports say

Baltimore Sun - - ENTERTAINMENT - — E!

Mariah Carey and James Packer have ended their en­gage­ment, ac­cord­ing to mul­ti­ple re­ports.

Carey has told Nick Cannon about the breakup, a source told E! News, “but they have not dis­cussed it at length.” (Over the week­end, the two cel­e­brated Hal­loween early with their 5-year-old twins.)

Nei­ther Carey nor Packer has pub­licly com­mented on the re­ported breakup. Aus­tralian tabloid Woman’s Day was the first to re­port the split, with TMZ shortly after claim­ing the duo called it quits.

The for­mer cou­ple met in 2014 at a movie pre­miere in Aspen, Colo. “We were talk­ing and laugh­ing, and peo­ple were get­ting mad at us and stuff like that,” Carey told Steve Har­vey in 2015. “So we hit it off.”

Packer, a bil­lion­aire busi­ness­man who hails from Aus­tralia, popped the ques­tion in Jan­uary, pre­sent­ing Carey with 35-carat di­a­mond ring. “It’s so heavy I can’t lift my arm up!” the singer later joked.

Carey is in the midst of her “Sweet Sweet Fan­tasy Tour,” with the next show sched­uled for Nov. 8 in Mex­ico City. On Tues­day, Carey an­nounced that she had been forced to can­cel her up­com­ing con­certs in Ar­gentina, Brazil and Chile be­cause of what she called pro­moter neg­li­gence.

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Mariah Carey and James Packer, shown at a 2015 film pre­miere, have re­port­edly ended their en­gage­ment.

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