James Packer on Dating Mariah Carey: “It Was a Mistake For Her and a Mistake For Me”
Mariah Carey, James Packer
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James Packer on Dating Mariah Carey: “It Was a Mistake For Her and a Mistake For Me”


James Packer has regrets about his relationship with Mariah Carey.

The former pair was together for about 18 months, but things really turned sour towards the end of their romance.

Though he has nothing but nice things to say about the pop star, the billionaire believes their love was a mistake.

“I was at a low point in my personal life,” he told the Australian.

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“Documenting the negotiations with my sister was taking longer than expected.”

The mother of two met the businessman through their mutual friend Brett Ratner and began dating in 2015.  

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“She was kind, exciting and fun,” the 50-year-old continued.

“Mariah is a woman of substance. She is very bright. But it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me.”

James proposed to the 47-year-old with a $10M engagement ring back in January 2016, but they decided to call it quits in October of that year.

Following the breakup, the “Hero” songstress asked for $50M from her former fiancé because she claimed he caused her distress.

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Yeah, that billionaire life is hard!

In fact, James broke up with the former American Idol judge while they were on vacation in Greece.

“Mariah knew they were having problems, but all relationships have issues — it wasn’t the kind of thing where she thought she’d read in the paper that she got dumped,” a source told theJasmineBRAND.  

“She was devastated; she was shocked.”

Though they’ve all moved on, James is upset with how he let his relationship with Mariah impact things with his ex-wife, Erica Packer.

“It is my biggest regret that I let my marriage to Erica fail,” he shared.  

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“It is what it is and she is doing an incredible job with the kids and we are in a great place.”

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