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