James Packer regrets putting a ring on it. The Australian millionaire who was once engaged to American pop singer Mariah Carey says he was “at a low point” in his life when he met the divorcedmother-of-2 in 2016.

After a whirlwind 3 month courtship Carey asked Packer to propose to her. He happily complied.

“She was kind, exciting and fun,” Packer, 50, told the Australian (via The Daily Mail). “Mariah is a woman of substance. She is very bright. But it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me.”

Packer said he was stressed over negotiations with his estranged sister Gretel about how to divide and invest money left to them by their late father Kerry.

“I was at a low point in my personal life,” he continued. “Documenting the negotiations with my sister was taking longer than expected.”

Packer broke up with Carey after 18 months of dating. The divorced father-of-2 began to have second thoughts when the 47-year-old singer started spending his money like water.

First there was the over-the-top $10 million engagement ring, then there was the reality TV show that Packer didn’t want any part of.

Finally, during the prenuptial negotiations, Packer realized he didn’t want to marry Carey. After the breakup, she sued him for $50 million, claiming emotional distress. Carey is now dating her 34-year-old backup dancer Bryan Tanaka.

Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images




  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    He SHADED the He/ll out of Mimi.
    Thar’s why he looks like Lurch.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    All he had to do was ask…we woulda told him!

  • millz
  • You Could Never

    spending his money like water.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Nope. Mimi got her own. If he copped her an expensive ring…he did it. I do admit she was a tad bit extra for asking for $50 mil just because they broke up lol. But its MARIAH.

    And furthermore her biggest selling season is starts the day after Halloween.

    She is the Queen of Christmas.

  • Rayne

    Welp Chrissy proposed to Jim… so Mariah asked James to marry her ???? ion know chile.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    He’s just mad that he was suckered. Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    he whining like a bish.. James.. have several seats…Mariah didnt just “start” spending money like water.. thats your cop out excuse

  • Ni Ni

    lol

  • shun king

    i would not consider a person trusting a scheming individual a sucker i would say the schemer is a villain…people raised in a good home and not around manipulative people are very vulnerable to manipulators

  • Yardgirl

    Shut up James. BTW he is a BILLionaire. And IMO very ugly.

  • 1BlueStar

    Dating the backup dancer and only wanting to spend money like water sure do go hand in hand…#backupdancersaintrich

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    He knew what time it was. This is Mariah Carey ?

  • Coy little wink

    Translation…I wanted to smash and enjoyed the attention until I came to my senses https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7fef1ff99dbe9618fe56e4fbb88b187156755e208b5aeea726c1ed6264ace0cc.gif

  • MistaO

    Good thing he got out before being trapped.

  • bhavana

    I think any man who dates her is making a mistake. She seems high maintenance and bossy. Add a diva personality and excessive drinking to that and you’ve got a hot mess on your hands.

  • MistaO

    Very true

  • shun king

    you sure men be thinking she ready to settle down now and might change her ways…that thinking hurts in the long run but he could have convinced himself

  • shun king

    he bit off more than he can chew

  • darealwifey

    Poor Mariah. She seems so self-destructive. She needs some kind of help, but is surrounded by people who only care for themselves.

  • Black men hate black women

    She’s only famous because she passed black men’s brown paper bag test.
    the woman has been outed as a fraud that really can’t sing it was all studio enhancements.

  • Black men hate black women

    I’m sure he would feel the same waway about you but you’re broke and nationless he could buy you and sell you .

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Mariah is hilarious to me.

    People break up.

    That’s all I got.

  • HelloToni

    What an awful thing to say…..

  • Pamela

    Mariah means well. People just don’t get her.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    That’s what happens when you deal with divas.

  • RealATLPeach36

    As big as those ears are he should’ve been able to fly above

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    it’s was a mistake to spend all that money and didn’t get the drawls! is what he meant to say

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    he didn’t smash thou!

  • Quitedeliteful

    As my daddy would say: the game don’t change, only the players

  • KA

    Mariah has been a train wreck for a while.

  • Dowoop

    Exactly! When reality hit that he would have to marry to smash, he bowed out real quick.

  • Coy little wink

    I didn’t say he did!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whelp he can’t complain too much. I bet Mariah rocked his world and he lost his mind. It’s hard to make a diva a housewife. What could he really give her that she doesn’t already have? Maybe love but she seems to want adulation more than anything else…

  • Karen Brady

    the headline made me LOL… now I’ll read the story.

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOOOOOO

  • MsPam

    You’re hella rude! Ms. Yard girl is not for sale!

  • MsVida

    Poor Mimi. She can’t catch a break today! BG is all up her rear too.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    She took advantage of the moment. He was infactuated and
    Mariah was tried it but FAILED!

  • Yardgirl

    Thank you Ms Pam. This person all up in here talking black this black that but mad because I call a white man ugly?? Not today Satan, not today!! lol

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Mariah tried to use that man after her and Nick marriage failed as a way of looking like she was gonna marry an upgrade…KNOWING DAYUM WELL SHE WAS NOT IN LOVE WITH THAT MAN! I BELEIVE EVERYYYYY THING HE SAYS….

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Exactly!!!! He was to excited!

  • pure_rachet

    what an idiot! Sorry I’m late. DOES HE KNOW WHO YOU ARE???

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Finally, during the prenuptial negotiations, Packer realized he didn’t want to part with any of his fortune.
    FIFY

  • Missy

    ??she seems to want adulation more than anything else…??

    Yessss??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He knows women only want his money.

  • SDot

    oh wow

  • Coy little wink
  • Yoni7

    His name sounds real pornographic. As does hers when you say them together.

  • freelancepimp .

    3 months she was like, “look I can only act normal a little while longer. I need you to propose so I can start being crazy me again!”

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Not true but ok

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Mariah has always spent lavishly….and she has her own money, why would she need to spend his?

  • free

    Why he got me thinking about todd and the prenup scene on RHOA when that attorney was reading todd all those terms and conditions lol.

  • OrchidJones-VIRGO in yo mouth!

    That is messed up. People feel like that about some Aries… (some-not all……..ok majority!) They want what they want. Point blank end of story.

  • OrchidJones-VIRGO in yo mouth!

    lololol-it really does!! omg! I must be old. Speaking of which, are you watching The Deuce? it’s about how those flicks took NY by storm with the guys and Deepthroat etc.?

  • Renee26

    Really she was spending HIS money like water or was she spending her own??? Did HE buy the $10 million dollar engagement ring or did she take his black card and go buy it herself?? MiMi has coins and a very extravagant lifestyle and he knew that. She said it herself that she never wears the same thing twice so hell yeah she’s a big spender……I doubt that money is what broke them up.

  • Renee26

    Ok!!

  • Renee26

    I think it was a status thing too….she wasn’t attracted to him. Hell she’s had handsome men in the past. Even her first husband/sugar daddy who put her on was handsome. She was trying to play that role again but forgot she wasn’t that young thang she was back when she sank her hooks into Tommy and walked away with that fortune. Sugar daddies want young sugar

  • Renee26

    She had adulation in Nick….he put her on that pedestal

  • Renee26

    Naw her voice was on point….she was the only one hitting those notes in the 90’s…over time her voice has gotten bad

  • 2gr8ful

    I am sure there are people in his country that are in need (even though Australia is a rich nation) yet we are spending 10 million dollars on a ring for someone and now complaining about it please go sit down.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Oh shut up Shrek

  • Renee26

    LMAO….they do favor!

  • Shanese

    Are Chrissy and Jim even married yet?

  • voyageurs47

    Yes! My fave show on HBO right now. I know you were not asking me, but I love The Deuce.

  • Rayne

    Not that I know of, but those would be some cute chirren.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That man truly dodged a bullet.
    I’m not sure he even knows it, but he’s a lucky man for NOT getting married to her.

  • Yardgirl

    Thank you lovely! I don’t mess with anyone I just come here for laughs and some intelligent conversation. Cho! Outta order!

  • GuestSTAR

    About a month or so I read where he was still in love with his ex wife and was trying to get back with her.

  • Keepin’IT100

    Ho’s come in every class!!

  • hottlanta
  • Patricia

    they cannot start honoring these breakup lawsuits. ill have a whole courtroom full of men

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Not all.
    He did an interview where he said he regretted his marriage not working with his 2nd wife.
    It is just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor man.

  • Shanese

    Omg…. they’ve been engaged forever. I remember when they had a whole show and Chrissy was trying to plan her proposal to him. I wonder why they haven’t gotten married yet most people get engaged and wed within the following or next year

  • Nakia Brown

    then she should have been spending her own!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Once the dopamine wears off Mariah is done….

  • OrchidJones-VIRGO in yo mouth!

    IT’S ALRIGHT! it is alllllll right!!! that show is giving my life right now! I am old so I remember those times of walking past hookas and pimps back in the days when I was a tot holding my parents hands as they skimmed the streets looking for clean movie theaters….lol

  • Connie

    A wah tek it? It waah wi done him?

  • OrchidJones-VIRGO in yo mouth!
  • hottlanta

    You won. I should know better than to fool with you. ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hottlanta

    Okay I will need to have a shuttle service to take them to the courtroom. Rich people problems.

  • the guest

    lol

  • the guest

    Sounds like James Packer made this statement denouncing his love and marital intentions toward Mariah to satisfy and convince either his ex wife or a new woman he’s trying to woo.

    Who is he? No one was thinking about him but sounds like he’s got something to prove publicly to someone.

  • ZZZ

    Awww, he dated her because of who she is…..Mariah Carey, the singer.

  • Li

    You know it. A lot of these high-profile high powered men need to work it out with the first wife. Like Mooch and his wife. They were only married about 2-3 years, she’s pregnant, he goes to DC, and she files for divorce. Seems they could have worked that sh*t out.

    Packer the same. He was following Behind Mariah like a lap dog. And you could tell she was using him for publicity. Go back to the first wife if it’s not too late.

  • Yardgirl

    LOL!! I love love my people!!! In real life a nuh suh it would a go, mek him gwaan chat, him wi get shegg up one a dem day!!??

  • starbright9449

    Mariah played her cards wrong. She should’ve balled him too, idk if she ever did but she should’ve tricked on him. She was suppose to pretend like she wasn’t all about money and fancy things then after the wedding she could’ve taken off her sheep costume.

  • hotntot95

    She tried to collect a$50mill inconvenience fee for him wasting her time but its being called “emotional distress”…?
    …but now she dating her backup dancer??….what she gonna charge him?

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    I think he may have been a fan like Nick was and fell in love with the legend that is Mariah.
    She’s one of our last legends from the MJ, Prince, Whitney Houston era. She may be bonkers sometimes but a legend nonetheless

  • OrchidJones-VIRGO in yo mouth!

    Come on BEW! COME ON! You know how I dew!! ???
    Hashtag whatdafuuuukwasSHEthinking!!
    ??????

  • Faux Gibbler

    MK is a legend but if anyone watched her show- it’s amazing how she expects her staff to kiss her you know what- you can’t expect a mate to do that.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Nick Cannon said she wasn’t dating him and that was all for the cameras.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Yes, and he paid what she pays for her everyday lifestyle and IF, THIS IS TRUE about her spending too much of his money????!!!!

    I’m sure she is bonkers sometimes, but the operative words for me were KIND, EXCITING AND FUN! She is one of our last legends, sadly!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Mariah has over a half of billion dollars herself, and her own private plane, various homes, and lives a glam lifestyle on her OWN DIME!

    They both were rebound boos, and this almost always fails, no big deal. He said, she said, who quit who, they both dodged a bullet, like everyday people who split after a world-wind romance hits a stone wall called reality!

  • Kayke

    I believe she did spend his money. She’s worth half a billion and he’s worth 7,8 times that. In the prenup, she wanted allowances, millions for private jets and jewelry. She was about to wild out…..you have to keep in mind that since Tommy, she has always had more than her partners….this time she thought she got the jackpot and couldn’t compose herself. I believe all his words. He doesn’t seem phased enough to lie. Plus Ms. Glitter would sue him for slander/libel.

  • sunni_daze

    He got what he wanted at the time. Let’s not be extra sir.

  • Yoni7

    No I’m not. Is it on Netflix?

  • KarmaBackAround

    Her suing him after break up for 50 million confirms she only wanted that bag from him ? ?

  • Youngblood

    lol yep that’s the only thing yall ladies should be there for these men aint shi$.And that good good gushy stuff you don’t get that back so take what you can and get out quick like cardi said I get the money and go.

  • OrchidJones-VIRGO in yo mouth!

    HBO. It’s pretty good

  • Yoni7

    I don’t get that channel. Not a big TV watcher.

  • nick c

    It doesn’t matter how much money you got you want more money or to spend someone else’s. If you in the M club it’s time to move up to the B club.

  • nick c

    Lol that’s what the young ones do once you start getting older you start to meet your match more often than not. But Yea she still could have played it off.

  • HelloToni

    Good point…..It’s not like he was being interviewed or something. Seems very unnecessary…

  • Allihave2say

    He bought the ring. If she had access to his money and credit cards he afforded that to her. James is a billionaire business man, he knows how to protect his assets.

  • Allihave2say

    They were never to be married. He played MC for the limelight. James is STILL MARRIED!

  • Allihave2say

    Umm. Who is Mooch? I need to keep up! LOL.

  • Allihave2say

    The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

  • starbright9449

    Oh my!!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Well, Mariah sure didn’t care about sticking around to spend her first husband’s money, and Nick didn’t have nearly what she has…and, now she’s with a backup dancer, money may not be an issue with her! He came into HER WORLD and he didn’t make this millions or billions being a fool!

    Mariah can live off of the interest of her money, annual royalties, licensing profits, making it to the billionaire club is a nice option, why her net worth hasn’t diminished with her lux lifestyle, excellent cash-flow!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    But, he did say she was KIND, EXCITING AND FUN! Sometimes that worth the price of admission, even if it’s just for a little while!