Mariah Carey, James Packer Relationship NOT A ‘Sham,’ Despite Report

Truth rating: 1
Mariah Carey Sham Relationship James Packer

By Michael Lewittes |

Mariah Carey Sham Relationship James Packer

(New York Post/Getty Images)

Mariah Carey and James Packer’s romance was NOT a “sham,” despite a new report. Gossip Cop can correct this inaccurate claim. We’re told it’s “categorically untrue.”

According to the New York Post, Carey was engaged to the billionaire because she needed someone to fund her extravagant lifestyle. The tabloid alleges Carey doesn’t go out in public without full hair and makeup, which can cost $10,000 every time, and eventually Pack had enough of paying for the singer’s “outlandish spending habits.” A so-called “source” for the paper adds, “The relationship was always a sham. It was all about one thing… money, money, money, money.”

But it’s all untrue. Carey was taken with the doting billionaire, who was more than happy to share his life with the singer and her twins Moroccan and Monroe. While being spoiled by Packer was obviously no hardship, his money wasn’t the reason they were together. More importantly, their relationship was not a “sham,” as characterized by the Post. A source close to Carey assures Gossip Cop that the allegation is “categorically untrue.”

A new report says Carey and Packer are “trying to work it out,” but our insider is not nearly as optimistic about the couple’s future. We’re told they’re done. As Gossip Cop previously reported, Packer and Carey were set up in the spring of 2015 by mutual friend, Brett Ratner. They then got engaged in January 2016 when Packer proposed to the singer during a dinner with family members and friends in New York.


  1. Gossip Cop
  2. Mediaite
  3. LawNewz
  4. The Mary Sue