Mariah Carey and James Packer engaged

A vision of love: Mariah and her new fiance, James Packer. Image: Mariah Carey via Facebook

A vision of love: Mariah and her new fiance, James Packer. Image: Mariah Carey via Facebook

Australian billionaire businessman James Packer and Grammy Award-winning singer Mariah Carey are engaged.

The couple, who have been dating for about six months, became engaged in New York last night and, according to E! News reports “Mariah’s new diamond bling comes in at around 35 carats.”

Mariah, 45, and James, 48, are believed to have met at a movie premier in Aspen in 2014.

They began dating around June 2015 and, by November, Mariah had moved into James’ Beverly Hills residence.
Mariah and James are engaged after a whirlwind romance

A wedding date hasn’t been announced but it will be the third marriage for Mariah, who previously wed music executive Tommy Mottola (1993 – 1997), as well as rapper Nick Cannon (2008 – 2015) with whom she has four-year-old twins.

It will be James’ third marriage. He and model Erica Baxter were married between 2007 and 2013 and have three children together. Previously, he was married to Jodhi Meares between 1999 and 2002.

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