After months of speculations, it’s now confirmed that Mariah Carey is engaged to her billionaire boyfriend and business tycoon, James Parker.
In a statement on January 21, a rep said, “The happy couple did het engaged this evening.”
According to reports, the Australian billionaire proposed to the superstar at a private dinner with friends and family in New York City on Thursday night. The engagement comes after less than a year of dating. Packer reportedly popped the question with a diamond ring featuring a whopping 35 carats.
Carey and Packer were set up last spring by their mutual friend, Brett Ratner, who is one of the mogul’s business partners. They confirmed the romance by showing PDA during a getaway in Italy throughout June, and went on to take trips around the world together in his yacht.
In July, Carey dedicated ‘Hero’ to Packer during one of her Las Vegas residency concerts, and in August, denied reports she was expecting a her first child with Parker.
This would be Carey’s third marriage, following unions with Tommy Mottola and Nick Cannon, who is the father of her 4-year-old twins. Packer, who has also been married twice before, has three children aged 7 and younger.
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