Mariah Carey and James Packer's relationship unpacked

2016-10-28 11:04

Cape Town – News broke on Thursday that Mariah Carey and billionaire businessman James Packer split.

A sea of publications reported on the split with various claims as to why the couple decided to end their engagement.

We unpack the rumours of why Mariah called it quits with her beau.

First reports

Australian magazine, Women’s Day was the first to report the split writing that James walked away from the relationship because of Mariah’s revealing reality TV show and extravagant spending.

IT'S OVER: #JamesPacker has dumped #MariahCarey. Hit the #LinkInBIo to read our exclusive report & find out what went wrong! ??

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TMZ shortly followed with the same reports. The gossip website added that while the couple has split, there is no saying whether it’s for good.

A third party involved?

Also according to TMZ, James had his reservations about one of Mariah’s backup dancers, Bryan Tanaka, after she gave him a lap dance during her performance in South Africa.

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The gossip website added that James grew jealous of Mariah’s relationship with Bryan and started asking questions after the backup dancer showed up to one of Mariah’s shows in Vegas while being injured and unable to perform.

E! News followed suit reporting that Mariah found comfort in Bryan during her rough patch with James and it did not sit well with the billionaire businessman.

The entertainment website added that James’ behaviour was also a deciding factor in ending the engagement. A source told E! News, "James is not in a mentally healthy place right now and he has not been present for her."

Where it all went wrong

A new report by TMZ states another contributing factor to the end of the relationship was a massive fight between Mariah and James while on holiday in Greece.

The couple have reportedly not seen each other since their clash aboard a yacht. While there are no reports as to what the fight was about, it is said to have been so bad that Mariah immediately got off the yacht and flew back to LA.

#festive ! ????

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Representatives for both Mariah and James are yet to comment on the breakup.

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