Mariah Carey And James Packer Hold Hands, Reportedly Dating (PHOTOS)
Mariah Carey and James Packer are reportedly dating. The two were photographed holding hands in Italy on Friday. See photos below.
In the photos, which were taken in Capri, Carey and Packer are seen walking hand in hand on a busy Italian street. According to TMZ, which obtained the pictures, the pair are in the midst of an “extended vacation” together, and staying on Packer’s yacht. They are reportedly next set to travel to Cannes and St. Tropez.
The outlet reports Packer was “aggressively pursuing Mariah for months” before they allegedly embarked on a romance. The common connection is Brett Ratner (pictured with Packer above right). The director is Carey’s longtime friend and collaborator, while he and Packer co-own RatPac Entertainment.
Carey and Ratner were actually falsely rumored to be a couple earlier this year. Gossip Cop busted the reports in March, and Ratner himself confirmed our reporting in April, explaining in an interview that he and the singer have just been “great friends” for more than 20 years. The Australian Packer, who is a certified billionaire, split from wife Erica Packer in 2013. He was previously linked to Miranda Kerr, though she repeatedly denied a relationship.
If indeed together, this would mark Carey’s first significant other since splitting from Nick Cannon last year. See the photos of Carey and Packer, and tell us what you think.