Mariah Carey spends $46K a year on spa treatments… for her eight dogs

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With all that’s happened this week, I kind of forgot to keep up with Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. They’re still a mess, by the way. And they’re definitely going to divorce at some point. Nick’s talking point is that he’s done, he’s tired of her drama, jealousy and laziness. Her talking point is that she’s used to being treated like a princess and he changed but it’s all fine because she’s an elusive chanteuse and she will survive. There are rumors of infidelity on his side but I’m not sure how much I believe that it was some major cheating? Reportedly, Nick and Mariah have been separated for several months, and most of the reports of Nick’s flirtations are in that time frame. As for Mariah… well, you know it’s bad when even People Magazine uses words like “high maintenance” and “professional concerns.” But the best coverage I’ve seen thus far is from Us Weekly. Us Weekly’s cover story this week about Mariah and Nick’s breakup is AMAZING. It’s really long too, so I’ll just do highlights:

*Mariah “stays up all night, looking at every frame of herself in every photo and dissecting it to death,” a source says. She often stays up until 7 am and then sleeps until 4 pm.

*A source: “She is beautiful but she had major body issues. She wants to look like a teenager in every photo and won’t approve anything until it’s airbrushed to an insane level.” And Nick has had to spent six years “constantly reassuring her of her flawlessness.”

*Nick will be the one to file for divorce. A Carey insider says: “He hung in there way longer than anybody could have expected. I would like to say she is horribly upset, but she lives in a fantasy world.”

*Nick is the moneymaker now. “Everyone told Mariah she was crazy to marry a younger guy but he is working, like, 12 gigs now and is worth close to $70 million. He’s the breadwinner.” Mariah’s fortune was once worth $225 million but she “has been overspending and draining her fortune.”

*Mariah always thought Nick was cheating, just like she always suspected her first husband, Tommy Mottola, of cheating. She would call Nick 100 times a day.

*Mariah was obsessed with Nick’s former lover Kim Kardashian. A Kardashian-family source “confirms the rivalry is real, if one-sided.” The source says: “Mariah hates Kim because Nick really cared about her.”

*Nick and Mariah fought about parenting – she never cared about the kids as much as she cared about music: “Mariah loves those kids but she lets them do whatever they want. Nick would be like, ‘Why are you letting them stay up so late or eat those cookies’ and Mariah would just snap at him not to tell her how to be with her kids. So then he always had to be the bad guy.”

*A source: “Nick is super into fitness and Mariah is really lazy… Nick wants the kids to be raised active and worries if doesn’t have that influence, they will grow up more like her.”

*Custody issues: “He definitely won’t let her have full custody… she can barely take care of herself.”

*He tries to bring in a lot of money because Mariah is such a financial drain. She apparently spends $46,000 a year on spa treatments… for her dogs. She has EIGHT Jack Russell terriers, including “Squeak E. Beans, the Good Reverend Pow Jackson and Mutley P. Gore Jackson III.” Mariah also spends crazy money on her permanent “glam squad.”

[From Us Weekly, print edition]

Sources also say that Nick used to love that Mariah was driven professionally and that she always had gigs, tours, albums, etc but he hates that she’s basically just a housewife now. I guess he hates that he’s bringing in most of their income now and that she’s blowing it all on spa treatments for her dogs (OMG!!). Yes, I’m still #TeamNick. I know that upsets the Butterfly Nation but seriously… Nick deserves an award for dealing with Mariah’s nonsense for six years.


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  1. Size Does Matter says:

    Here a thing, if she’s staying up till 7 a.m. and sleeping till 4 p.m. the nannies have the most influence on the kids, right?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      What a seedy life for those kids. And her, dogs, too. She’s just ridiculous.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      YES! lol…
      I came here to type “here’s a thing”.
      I’m excited to see that the very first comment starts off with it.

      • Gea says:

        I am definitely team Mariah. I remember him reving about Mariah and her excentric diva behavior and loving every second of at. I remember in one his interview on Howard he talked about her love for animals and how much he loves to lavishly spend on her pets. Maybe them having kids have something to do with all, perhaps she doesn’t give him attention. She obviously love spending time at home with her kids pampering them and her pets. Maybe age difference, bordem and his wondering eye is tired of playing home life. It must be that, so why blame Mariah?

    • MrsB says:

      What I was thinking too. Unless….she is letting the kids stay up super late with her. Somebody on my FB was talking about how she lets her kids (who are both 8 & under) stay up until 2 or 3 so they will sleep until 11. So, you just never know.

    • LAK says:

      …..but she’s publicly admitted that she fires the nannies if the kids become attached to them or show preference for them rather than her….talk about issues when they grow up. hope they have a therapy fund.

    • denisemich says:

      Sounds like Nick is letting all her business out. Are we really so gullible that we believe that Mariah is a horror and Nick is a saint? Saints don’t list the names of women they slept with on Howard Stern. He is a douche.

      Mariah is worth half a billion dollars, she writes her own songs and she has perfume lines. I don’t think that Nick’s less than 20% contribution was impressive to her. She has money, she wanted his time and love.

      I think Mariah is extremely high maintenance but he knew that when he married her. Sidenote: Time Mag just listed her as one of the most successful and enduring artist of all time. I don’t think Nick will ever make that list.

      • Melly says:

        Totally agree. It should surprise NO ONE the MC is a diva, it’s been known for a long time that she spends stupid money on ridiculous things, but she earned that money so she can do what she wants. I feel like Nick “did his time” with MC, whose name launched his career to a much greater height, and now he’s bailing. I don’t like all the negative press he’s putting out (direct/indirect) against her. She is the mother of his children and according to him has mental issues.

      • denisemich says:

        Yup and I just realized something. All of this bad press has come after Nick was rejected from the Richard Pryor movie. You know Mariah’s friends, Lee Daniels and Oprah, are producing it.

      • Petunia says:

        Second this! Who on the planet, didn’t consider Mariah to be a hot diva mess? He knew what he was signing up for. No respect for him tearing down his children’s mother to garner public sympathy. Team Mariah!

      • Danskins says:

        Team Mariah! Nick is a jerk for abandoning her at a time when she needs him most. She obviously has mental issues, so why leave her at her weakest and probably lowest moment?

        And he probably works so much so he can coveniently have an excuse to be away and cheat, instead of being home with his family. Money is no object for them so why does he feel so compelled to keep a workaholic schedule?

        And so what if Mariah is “lazy”? She’s put her time in and deserves some rest. Her long career speaks for itself. Nick can’t exactly say the same for himself.

      • xoxokaligrl says:

        Before Mariah his career was a joke. If his wife is jealous why would he brag about his conquests? Thats embarrassing. He is tacky using his sources to trash her in the media.

        And Mariah is lazy? She has been performing for how long now??

    • I Choose Me says:

      Lol. I’m still getting plenty of giggle mileage over every reference to Here a thing Cannon.

  2. MrsBPitt says:

    and people think Brittney is nuts….if any of these things are true, I hope Nick gets full custody of those kids…Mariah can have custody of the dogs….

  3. jane says:

    Dogs need to run outside and roll in dead stuff and play with other dogs.

    It must be exhausting to be her, and incredibly boring to be around her.

    • Rice says:

      Allow me to re-introduce myself. My name is Rice. I’m a black, French West Indian Poodle with impeccable pedigree. I do NOT dine on generic brands such as Purina and Kibble & Bits (*shudder*) and I thoroughly enjoy an Ayurvedic spa with the occasional mani/pedi. That is all.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Jane – good one! Dogs love dead things, a half eaten sandwich from under a bush, bad smells, dirt… Maybe she should have Chinchillas instead.

  4. Abbott says:

    Nick needs the Congressional Medal of Impossible for sticking around that long.

    I’m kind of surprised that these leaks are still coming from Nick’s side. My bet? They drop the news this afternoon. Friday before a holiday is always good for a news dump. Plus all the mag covers will be about Brad and the Dame.

  5. Arock says:

    I love the glitter, hooker heeled mess that is Mariah Carey. Her entire life is her wandering around the empty Barbie house that is her brain, trying to convince others to take a bubble bath.
    Poor, nick. He had to have seen that coming.

    • LIVEALOT says:

      lmao! right!? i sorta do too. it’s like let her ride on her unicorn. i want to take a peak in her alternate universe.

  6. Eleonor says:

    I believe Mariah has serious body issues, proof is: her shots are airbrushed to death in a ridicoulous way.
    I believe at a certain point she started to build her own butterfly world, I believe she has haired a lot os synchopants, and that she has blown away more money than we think (Michael Jackson at the end of his life was broke) or can even imagine and she has a problem with alchool.
    I think her kids need someone more grounded than the mess she is now, I do not think Nick Cannon is a saint, but in this moment he looks like the sane one.

  7. Ag says:

    that’s… gross. there are hungry kids out there, FFS.

  8. don't kill me i'm french says:

    Team Mariah .I don’t care she’s high-maintenance( it’s just a secret)
    What Nick Cannon’s father said about her( he blamed her because she is older than his son,she has more money and she didn’t want to have sex when Cannon wanted…) is the clue that Nick is mean

  9. trollonthelosse says:

    …. A Kardashian-family source “confirms the rivalry is real, if one-sided.” The source says: “Mariah hates Kim because Nick really cared about her.”
    mmmmmm ok.

  10. Hautie says:

    Ever since Mariah had that nervous breakdown… she has been a little daffy. I had long suspected she has been medicated ever since that episode. Plus adding alcohol into the mix. Can not possibly be a positive thing.

  11. eliza says:

    If I had limitless funds, I would probably treat my pets to awesome spa days once per week. As it stands, they visit the groomer every couple months. It’s the best I can do.

  12. dorothy says:

    Don’t blame him. Get out and take the kids with you. Maybe they will have a chance at a normal life.

  13. QQ says:

    Team Nick

    Me, I am Quisqueya, The Elusive QQ The Bringer of your Beddazled Nightmares

  14. Tig says:

    Forget about how exhausting living with Maria is-8 Jacks??? Now, that’s exhausting!

    And I hate seeing Mariah and KK in the same sentence- per her “camp” every male in the world is/was in love with her. Whatever else she may be, Mariah has an amazing voice- seriously, is it even Christmas w/o her song playing? She has talent.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I know! 8 Jack Russells would be such work! I have one of them, I love her very much, but I cannot imagine having that many.

  15. sqs says:

    That is actually not a lot of money considering her wealth, though it is a crazy amount for my income.

    I hope she is earning at least 20% annually on half of whatever’s left of $225 million.

  16. FingerBinger says:

    Mariah has her own money. She’s written a lot of her songs which means plenty of royalty checks. I don’t believe Nick is bringing in most of the income or financially taking care of Mariah. He’s probably providing for the children but not her.

  17. DTX says:

    How did the Kardashians manage to weasel Kim’s fake ass into this? I doubt Mariah is or was obsessed with her, I would imagine she was like, “eww, why are you talking about that gross b*tch?’ Go on and fetch me a fresh glass of champagne…WITH STRAWBERRIES!”

  18. The Original Mia says:

    Mariah can spend as much of her money on her dogs as she wants. I do the same on a much smaller budget. If Nick was so concerned about how his kids spend their time with their mother, how about he stay home with them, instead of flying all over the country being “Nick”?

    As has been repeatedly stated, he knew Mariah was Mariah when he “rescued” her. He knew she was a special snowflake. We all did. He chose to marry her after a short courtship and have children with her. He needs to stop slagging off on her through his various mouthpieces and be the grownup he is obviously not and think about his children.

  19. Chelly says:

    I’m also team Nick ALTHOUGH, he knew (as we all did) the kind of spoiled, self centered, conceited, person he was marrying & starting a family with. Even while she was pregnant it was all about her & her discomfort. Like Jlo, she’ll never be happy w any man…unless hes a 24/7 YES man who feeds her relentless, tireless, endless ego.

  20. (Original, not CDAN) Violet says:

    I’m giving both of them the side eye. I think that Mariah is a total diva, but it’s not like Nick didn’t know this about her before they got married. Sure, she’s spending money frivolously but she’s been raking in the big bucks for a long time, so it’s not like she can’t afford it.

    As for Nick, he’s a known workaholic who works long hours and is often away from his family. Considering the family doesn’t need the money, this indicates to me that his first priority revolves around feeding his ego with fame and fortune and groupies.

    Maybe it’s harsh, but I get the sense that both of them are too egocentric and selfish to parent well. I think this is going to be a very messy divorce, and my heart goes out to the twins.

  21. Brionne says:

    I want to be team Nick but I love that glittery Butterfly filled mess that is Mariah Carey . She has lost some of her vocal ability over the years and sounds “squawky” like Whitney did at the end. I assume it’s due to mental health meds and hitting all those whistle notes early in her career.

    When these 2 got together I was like WTF? Because he was engaged to model Selita Ebanks right before that. The Butterfly-Cannons grew on me though and I’m sorry to see them split. I wonder if his personality and level of patience has changed after his serious illness?