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Kelly Ripa Admires Mariah Carey’s Enormous 35-Carat Diamond Engagement Ring: Watch Here

mariah carey live with kelly ripaMariah Carey wears lingerie and shows off her mega engagement ring to Kelly Ripa on Monday, May 30. (Credit: Pawel Kaminski, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution)

The emancipation of Mimi! Mariah Carey slipped into slinky satin lingerie for Live! with Kelly’s Memorial Day Mariah pajama party on Monday, May 30, and showed off her enormous engagement ring to Kelly Ripa and guest-host Jussie Smollet.

Carey, 46, dished details about her engagement and future wedding to billionaire James Packer — and the conversation quickly turned to her 35 carat engagement ring.

“May I see — as if I need to see it up close — the engagement ring?” Ripa politely asked Carey. “Please! Please!”

Feigning modesty, the “Always Be My Baby” singer paused and jokingly held out her hand. Gasps and cheers erupted from the Live! crowd as Ripa turned Carey’s hand, angling it to capture the stage lighting. The 35-carat emerald-cut center stone surrounded by baguettes was certainly the hot topic at the show on Monday.

Kelly Ripa admires Mariah Carey's 35-carat engagement ring from James Packer on Live on Monday, May 30.

Kelly Ripa admires Mariah Carey’s 35-carat engagement ring from James Packer on Live on Monday, May 30.

“Guys, that’s like an ice skating rink,” Ripa joked with her audience. “It is incredible. It’s beautiful.” Ripa noted that Carey’s ring is only 10 carats smaller than the iconic Hope Diamond.

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Kelly Ripa admires Mariah Carey’s 35-carat engagement ring from James Packer on Live on Monday, May 30.

“How long did James have to save for that?” Smollett asked, alluding to Packer’s billionaire status. Mimi flipped her hair and fired back, “I don’t know. I think he’s gonna be okay though.”

Carey also confirmed that she was currently in the wedding planning process, though she was slightly more secretive about her plans for the big day.

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Mariah Carey wears lingerie and shows off her mega engagement ring to Kelly Ripa on Monday, May 30. (Credit: Pawel Kaminski, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution)

“I do have some of those things in the works,” the “We Belong Together” singer said in response to Ripa’s question about her wedding date and dress. “I can’t really talk about them right now because everything is still getting figured out.”

Packer proposed to Carey in NYC on January 21. She told Ripa and Smollett on Monday that she never said she was having a big wedding, hinting at the possibility of a more intimate event.

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With a large chunk of show time dedicated to the chart-topping diva, Ripa then subjected Carey to a quiz where she had to guess which of her own hits were hummed by the hosts. At one point in the game, Ripa insisted: “I’m singing at your wedding, we’ve already established that.”

The multiple Grammy Award-winning will fulfill her Las Vegas residency “#1 to Infinity,” which puts her in Sin City starting June.

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Kaitlin Jones
Kaitlin Jones
Kaitlin is an online news writer at The Knot covering viral wedding news. She has a Bachelor’s in English from Plymouth State University. Kaitlin has a passion for news writing and all things Disney.