Mariah Carey Engaged to Billionaire Boyfriend James Packer

Mariah Carey and James Packer engagedMariah Carey is engaged to her billionaire boyfriend, James Packer. Credit: Jamie McCarthy/

Looks like Mimi has finally met her match! Mariah Carey is engaged to her billionaire boyfriend James Packer.

The multiple Grammy Award-winning artist’s rep confirmed to The Knot that James Packer, 48, asked the “Always Be My Baby” singer to marry him on Thursday, January 21, in New York City and she said yes.

The Australian businessman, whose estimated value goes well into the billions, and the multi-octave “Hero” crooner met in Aspen in 2014. They started dating shortly after Carey’s split with rapper, actor and TV personality Nick Cannon, whom she was married to from 2008 to 2015.

With no wedding date in sight yet it’s hard to gauge the details of what their nuptials – the third marriage for both – will look like, but we’re guessing it’ll be a pretty extravagant affair.

We can assume the event will be filled with the couple’s blended family as Carey, who was previously married to music exec Tommy Mottola (1993-1998), already brings her 4-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe Cannon from her marriage to Nick Cannon to the relationship. Packer has three children – Indigo, 7, Jackson, 5, Emmanuelle Packer, 3 – whom he brings from his previous marriages as well.

That jet-set life. ✈️✈️✈️

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While Packer focuses on business and philanthropy, Carey is planning a world tour after her final stint at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this year – though it seems the couple already have the world-traveling thing down. Mimi’s Instagram is full of exotic, tropical, and gorgeous locations from St. Bart’s to New York City and Packer’s native Australia as she and her new beau live “that jet-set life.”

Congratulations Mariah Carey and James Packer, and cheers to many more (expensive) worldwide family adventures!

E! was first to report the news.

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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.