Mariah Carey is officially engaged to her Australian billionaire boyfriend, James Packer. The proposal took place in New York City January 21. E! has reported that James Packer proposed with a ring that includes 35 carats! Yes. 35. That is not a typo.
TMZ says that James go ta bunch of Mariah’s friends together for a private dinner at the swanky Eleven Madison Park. He wanted all of her loved ones there when he popped the big question.
This will be the third marriage for career-challenged Mariah Carey as well as James Packer. They will have a combined 5 kids from their previous marriages, so it would be a huge surprise if they decided to have a baby together, but hey, anything is possible, right?
This hasn’t been a long relationship, but these days, if you wait too long, things seem to fall apart, so why not just dive into marriage! An insider told E! as soon as they started dating, ”they fell head over heels in love with one another, ” says an insider. “It’s crazy how perfect they are together, they both know it and couldn’t be happier.”
In June of 2015, one source shared with E! that the most meaningful trip at that point was when James took Mariah to Israel, , “There is only one place at the Western Wall where men and woman can stand together and it was meaningful for him to take her there so that they could share this very intimate moment as a couple.” While another source shared, “It was more a spiritual journey then anything. He is aware Carey has the world at her fingertips but he likes to find things that she has never experienced.”
That is for certain. You would never be able to say that Mariah Carey is marrying a billionaire for his money, she’s got more than enough of her own, despite her career being in the toilet. This love is sweet and genuine, and it will be fun to watch their fairytale wedding come together. There is of course no word on a wedding date as of right now, but we can expect it to come sooner than later.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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