*Multiple outlets are reporting that Mariah Carey is now engaged to James Packer.
People, US Weekly and E! are among the sources saying the Australian billionaire businessman, whom Mariah first met at the 2014 premiere of “Hercules,” proposed to Carey on Thursday in New York.
Packer, 48, is the son of the late Aussie media mogul Kerry Packer and the co-chairman of Melco Crown Entertainment, which develops, owns and operates casinos in Asia. Packer is listed as Australia’s fourth-richest man, worth $3.8 billion, according to Forbes magazine.
The Daily Mail published pap photos of a 35-carat diamond-and-platinum ring supposedly on her finger from Packer. The design and construction took two weeks and an “army of craftsman,” according to the ring’s designer, Carey’s friend and jeweler, Wilfredo Rosado, in an interview with Vogue.
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“I took the standards super-high, and I wanted to create a ring that could not be measured up to,” Rosado said.
At press time, there was no official confirmation of the engagement from Carey on her social media.