Mariah Carey Fiancé Banned Dancer Over Cheating Suspicions (UPDATE)
UPDATE (10/28/2016 7:45 a.m. ET):
The details of Mariah Carey and James Packer’s split keep getting uglier and uglier.
Now, sources have told TMZ one of the “bad things” the billionaire did at Mariah’s June show was he lashed out at dancer Bryan Tanaka after he grew jealous of their relationship.
Insiders believe James’s suspicions first kicked in after the diva gave Bryan a lap dance at a May performance in South Africa — seen in the video after the break.
Though it’s unclear if the confrontation between the two got physical, sources say the businessman used his casino ties to have the choreographer banned from Caesar’s Palace, where Mimi was performing.
Meanwhile, another insider maintains the Australian was simply “more private” than his superstar fiancée, whose celebrity grew to be too much for him.
“She always has her whole entourage and he couldn’t take that,” the source tells Us Weekly. “Being in such a public relationship was fun for James at first, but then it got to be too much and he wanted his normal life back.”
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UPDATE (10/27/2016 5:53 p.m. ET):
More intel on the Mariah Carey-James Packer split keeps spilling in. Sources close to the singer call the billionaire "mentally unstable" and imply he got violent with the Elusive Chanteuse's assistant last month.
"She had to leave him," the insiders confide to TMZ. Meanwhile, James's pack has called the claims "simply untrue."
UPDATE (10/27/2016 3:53 p.m. ET):
Mariah Carey and James Packer split up a month ago after a vacation in Greece, according to TMZ.
Now, sources close to the pop star say her ex-fiancé did “something really bad” involving her assistant while on the trip.
No other information was given, but the 46-year-old left Greece and headed back to Los Angeles immediately.
Original story (10/27/2016 7:58 a.m. ET):
Mariah Carey may have to kiss her extremely lavish lifestyle goodbye for a little while.
Her fiancé, James Packer, has reportedly called off the engagement due to her “extravagant spending,” according to Woman’s Day.
“It’s all over,” a family friend supposedly confirmed to the publication.
The billionaire is also unhappy with the pop star’s new reality show, Mariah’s World, which is set to air in December.
“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,” the source continued.
Also, the “Hero” songstress didn’t attend James’s sister’s birthday party in Sydney earlier this year.
“When she refused to come to Australia for Gretel’s birthday party it created a lot of tension in the family. His mom hated to even hear her name mentioned, and James’s tight circle of friends never really thought they would marry.”
While it looks like the couple may be dunzo for good, the silver lining is the 46-year-old gets to keep her $10 million engagement ring.
Talk about a nice parting gift!
When asked about their pending nuptials, the mother of two played coy and revealed she may not have the diva wedding we’d typically expect from her.
“I can't really talk about them right now because everything is still being figured out. I never said it was gonna be a big wedding,” she said on Live With Kelly earlier this year.
The Glitter star has been married twice before — first to Tommy Mottola from 1993 to 1998, and then to Nick Cannon from 2008 to 2015, with whom she has her twins.
Mariah’s World premieres Sunday, December 4 at 9 p.m. ET on E!.