*There appears to be a crack in the relationship between Mariah Carey and her billionaire fiancé, James Packer. Or is it her former billionaire fiancé? Yes, what we’re getting at is a new unconfirmed report from Australian tabloid Woman’s Day that the are headed to splitsville.
The word is that Packer, 49, an Australian businessman kicked her to the curb because of dispute with her over her upcoming reality show, “Mariah’s World” as well as her over-the-top spending habits, according to Woman’s Day. But the good news is that, reportedly, he is allowing her to keep the massive 35-carat engagement ring he gave her when he did the bended knee thing back in January.
“It’s all over,” a source told the tabloid of the lovebirds, who were first spotted together in June 2015 in Capri, Italy. “James had huge reservations about Mariah’s new reality TV show and the fact that she was willing to expose their lives to the world.”
Oh yes, there’s more dirt to report. Another source of tension for the couple was that Madame Mariah supposedly wouldn’t support Packer at his sister Gretel’s 50th birthday party in Sydney, Australia, earlier this year, and Packer’s mother, Ros Packer, didn’t get along well with Carey.
If the report is to be believed, the split is already taking its toll on Mariah as she has canceled her upcoming South American tour dates, citing the reason as promoter negligence.
“Devastated my shows in Chile, Argentina & Brazil had to be cancelled,” she tweeted on Tuesday, October 25. “My fans deserve better than how some of these promoters treated them.”
Observers could tell something wasn’t quite right when over the weekend when Nick Cannon showed up for Mariah’s Halloween party but Packer was a no-show. At the time, they said it was because Halloween parties were not his thing. Maybe. And maybe Mariah isn’t, either … anymore. At least for now.