Mariah Carey was shocked and devastated by her recent split with her Australian billionaire fiancé, James Packer, according to new reports from sources close to the couple.
An exclusive source told E! News that Mariah was “blindsided” when Packer called off their engagement completely “out of nowhere.” The worst part about the sad news, though, is the fact that she reportedly only learned of their breakup through the media and press, according to a different source with E! News.
One insider reported that, “The split has been devastating for Mariah. She loved James and was planning to marry him…She made life changes for this man to prepare for their future as husband and wife, even relocating to L.A., at James’ request, so he could be closer to his children. Everything she has done over the past year is to prove how fully committed she is to their life together. She really wanted this to work. And then, completely out of the blue, it imploded.”
Apparently, the couple’s relationship woes began on a recent trip to Greece where Packer, father of three kids, reportedly had a bit of a breakdown saying, “It’s too much… I don’t know if I can do this. I can barely take care of my own children.” While the couple were supposed to meet back in Los Angeles to discuss things, and even reportedly set up a time and place to talk for last week, Carey found out through the media that Packer had broken off their engagement.
Ouch. That’s gotta sting. We bet that more details about the couple’s split, and Mariah’s close relationship with backup dancer Brian Tanaka, will emerge in the coming weeks.