(SL) – Scandalous! Mariah Carey is all kinds of smiles after her Australian Casino Billionaire boyfriend, James Packer asked her to marry him. Mariah and James have been dating for less than a year and make quite the couple, if I might add. Collectively, they reportedly have a combined network of 4.25 billion dollars. 47- year old James is worth a staggering 3.5 billion and 46-year old M.C. has her own coins with a 525 million dollar fortune.
Somewhere, I’m sure Nick Cannon is happy for Mariah, but he has to be sick inside at the same time. Love Nick, but James Packer is an absolute upgrade. Excluding his finances, Packer appears to be completely devoted to MC, very loving, a family man and has no need to exploit old relationships for good TV or radio interviews. Nick Cannon had a severe problem with keeping old flame Kim Kardashian’s name out of his mouth.
Jewelry experts believe the ring is a D (highest color grading and without flaws) and a stunning 35 carats. The ring is bigger than Beyonce’s and Kim Kardashian’s combined. It’s been a whirlwind romance for sure. The couple met in July 2014. No word on when they started dating, but the two went public in June 2015 and here we are 7 months later and they’ve announced their engagement. This will be one fabulous wedding for sure. Mariah and James spent 56 days traveling around the world on his yacht.
In November 2015, Maria showed off a $500,000 diamond necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels – a gift from billionaire James and the Diva gushes every time she talks about him. It’s good to see Carey smile after a heartbreaking split from Nick Cannon. She had some rough moments and even cried on stage during one performance. Both Mariah and James have been married twice.
The marriage will be Mariah’s third shot at happiness, having previously spent seven years with Nick Cannon, with whom she has two children-4-year old twins Moroccan and Monroe, and five years with music executive Tommy Mottola. James, meanwhile, is also anticipating a third marriage, thanks to his 2013 separation from Erica Packer after six years and three-year union with Jodhi Meares. He has three children, Indigo, seven; Jackson, five; and Emmanuelle, three, from his marriage to Erica.
Congrats, James and Mariah!