Mariah Carey and Ellen DeGeneres

Mariah Carey and Ellen DeGeneres

*Mariah Carey graced “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” with her presence in an episode that aired Wednesday.

She was there to promote the Dec. 4, 9 p.m. premiere of her eight-episode docu-series “Mariah’s World” on E!, but Ellen also got the five-time Grammy Award winner to speak for the first time publicly about her split from Australian business mogul James Packer.

Noting that Carey was in a “highly publicized relationship” with Packer, Ellen said, “You were engaged and you were trying on wedding dresses in the docu-series. We see the behind the scenes of that, which is pretty personal. And now, you’re not together anymore.”

“Now it’s a whole friggin’ thing,” Carey said.

“How are you, mentally?” DeGeneres asked. “Are you happy? How are you?”

“I think I’m doing well,” Carey replied. “How are you?”

“I’m great,” DeGeneres said. “I’m great.”

“No, I’m actually…Everything happens for a reason,” Carey said. “Things are the way they are.”
She continued, “It’s kind of difficult to talk about it at the moment. So, I’m just going to compliment you on these decorations once again because they are fabulous, and I am here, among them.”

Mariah Carey on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (Nov 22, 2016 airdate)

Mariah Carey on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (Nov 22, 2016 airdate)

Earlier, Carey arrived on set in a “festive” red robe, which she removed to reveal a long black dress and an abundance of cleavage.

“These are…what’s the word? Celebratory!” Carey said of her bosom. And what was she celebrating exactly? “Life…and wearing diamonds.”

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