Aussie Casino Mogul James Packer Splits Up with Mariah CareyOctober 31, 2016 1:55 pm
The romance between James Packer and American singer Mariah Carey seemed to be blossoming after the pair announced their engagement on the 21st January 2016. The Australian casino owner even splashed out $10 million on a 35-carat engagement ring to show the extent of his devotion to Carey, but with 2016 not yet over the duo have now decided to call it quits.
The celebrity couple grabbed all the headlines when they first started dating as James Packer is one of Australia’s richest men with an estimated fortune of around $4 billion, while Mariah Carey has also amassed a significant fortune of $520 million throughout her career.
Despite not getting married, however, the 46 year-old singer is now hoping to add further to her personal wealth after demanding a $50 million settlement from Packer because of the upheaval he has caused her during their time together. This includes uprooting her family from New York to Los Angeles so that he could be closer to his children, as well as a number of financial promises he allegedly made to her.
Don’t feel too sorry for the laid back Australian, though, as the billionaire must have known what he was letting himself in for when he first started dating Mariah Carey. After all, she has a reputation for being one of the most demanding divas in the entertainment industry, and is said to travel with up to 15 bodyguards at a time, sleep with 20 humidifiers in her bedroom to protect her singing voice, and once refused to sit down on a TV chat show for fear of creasing her dress until two producers managed to lower her down safely.
Reporting the news of their break-up, TMZ suggested Packer may have called it a day on account of her extravagant spending, whilst also suggesting another more controversial reason for their split. As part of the post explains:
“Our sources say what may have been the deal breaker for Packer came when she had some sort of rendezvous with one of the dancers in her Vegas show … something that is on video for the reality show. We’re told James hated the reality show from the get-go and it became a major source of conflict.”