Mariah Carey and James Packer have reportedly split up, per People. On Thursday, the outlet verified from multiple sources that the couple, who got engaged in January, have broken. Carey’s rep had initially told Entertainment Tonight because the singer and the Australian billionaire businessman did “trying to work it out,” although, “Right soon, they’re not sure if they will stay together.” But a rep because Packer has since updated People, saying, “This is just wrong.”
According to reports from TMZ, the couple has been dealing with “issues” for some time now, which are supposed to have occurred caused by a disagreement having to do with Carey’s being show, that Packer reportedly “hated” from “the get-go.” Both E! and TMZ further report that Carey developed a stable relationship with a backup dancer on her Vegas act.
Other reports say that Carey’s unnecessary spending contributed to the couple’s demise. A source said Australia’s Woman’s Day last month: “Mariah spends $100,000 a month ordering exotic herbs from about the world to wherever she appears to be.”
But a cause close to Carey told Women that the singer cut everything off with Packer after getting to the conclusion that he has “not done in a psychologically healthy place” and was weak to be present for her and her family. Somebody in Packer’s camp countered, saying, People, that it’s “typical Mariah to just twist things that don’t sound great on her.”
And, People states that while all of this information flies, the two, that just this summer, showed off their his-and-hers ships, have not seen each other since their fight in Greece.