Mariah Carey pours wine into ginger ale cans & sips with a straw, like a lady


The rumors about Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s marriage implosion have significantly slowed down over the past few weeks. My theory is that the tabloids simply moved on to other stories, plus Mariah basically threatened to go nuclear on Nick if he continued to discuss their situation publicly. Maybe, hopefully, they’re working out their divorce quietly right now. In the meantime, let’s figure out what Nick is up against. Star Magazine has a really funny/insane interview with someone billed as “a former member of Mariah’s entourage.” This former member has some really great gossip, if you believe it (and I do). Some highlights:

She’s bloated?! “It’s really sad. Her self-esteem is at an all-time low. She’s run down and bloated, and she isn’t sleeping. It’s horrific to see her like this, but Mariah wears her heart on her sleeve. People dismiss her as a demanding diva, but that’s not entirely true. She’s crippled with insecurities.”

Nick never gave her a reality check: “Not at all. he could fully see what a diva she was being, but he didn’t care. He seemed to get a high from watching Mariah boss people around. During the , Mariah was also acting unstable, and most of us thought Nick would be turned off by that — but he wasn’t. He just stuck around.”

Instability: “Right when the director yelled, ‘Cut,’ Mariah could barely stand to get out of the pool! She fell into a sort of trance. It was really scary. Nick saw the whole thing and was just standing back, watching.

Does she always go into trances? “Yes. She often goes into trances. She even has special assistants whose job it is to stand behind her, just in case she falls backwards.

What’s with the trances? “No one knows for sure, but Mariah will often go two, three, sometimes four days in a row without sleeping. On top of that, she drinks wine or champagne constantly. It’s a recipe for disaster.

Her wine-slurping: “She drinks white wine out of a ginger ale can. She sips it through a straw, so it looks like she’s just drinking ginger ale. [Her] assistants have to carry backpacks filled with wine so that if Mariah’s can ever needs a refill, they can go to a nearby bathroom and fill it up for her.”

She has her own soundtrack: “When she had people over, she’d have people on her staff follow her with a portable speaker, playing music — so she could make an entrance with a theme song.”

Hiring practices: “Mariah has always made it a point to hire people she thinks are less attractive than her. She makes them wear black or drab colors, so they won’t stand out.”

Hello Kitty: “Mariah’s Jack Russell terrier wasn’t very well trained and the dog would often bite Mariah. She wouldn’t accept any kind of Band-Aid except for the Hello Kitty ones.”

[From Star & Jezebel]

It’s always being said that Mariah refuses to walk even a few steps if she could conceivably get someone to carry her. But who knew there was a practical reason for that? Chica is always going into trances!!! And she sometimes falls backward because she’s “trancing” so hard. I’ve known people who go into trances. They were usually blackout drunk at the time, and/or heavily medicated. I wonder if most of Mariah’s problems (from the past few years, at least) can be explained by a toxic mix of prescription drugs and alcohol?


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  1. Tracy says:


    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yes. I’m sort of speechless. Hope I haven’t gone into a trance…

    • Charlotte says:

      Why “wow”?! It’s Mariah Carey. What did you expect? In her case we can be sure that the most ridiculous stories about her are true. Not “can be true”.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I didn’t know that much about her personal life. I had a vague image of diva, tacky, spoiled, etc., but no idea she was a trance-having alcoholic who only sleeps every third day and keels over a lot. So yeah, wow.

      • Tracy says:

        @goodnames…. Same here.

      • Charlotte says:

        Just wanted to point out that is another Charlotte. Not that anyone but me cares.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      Oh, come now, ladies…who hasn’t had one too many cans of Canada Dry white wine ginger ale, gone into a trance, fallen backwords and had our very ugly assistant catch our bloated ass? I know it happens to me at least once or twice a week!!!!

  2. MrsBPitt says:

    She had people follow her around with a speaker so she could have theme music for her entrance…hahahahhaha!!!! I want that!!!!!

  3. Lotta says:

    Could be that she has epilepsy too. There are diffrent types and some makes you just blank out without the cramps. But surely the drinking doesn’t help.

    • Holly says:

      Lotta, I was thinking the same thing. My best friend growing up had petit mal seizures, and everyone just thought she was “spacing out” and not paying attention until one day she had a grand mal seizure, and the doctors found the rest of it. She ended up in the hospital and didn’t know who anyone was for a whole day. Not just me either, but also her mom.

      Drugs/ alcohol mixed with that could get very bad. Not that Mariah has epilepsy, but that was my thought after reading the article.

      • Kiddo says:

        Aren’t seizures also sometimes the result of alcoholism, the DTs? I recall reading how some people trying to get clean have to be put on benzos for a while because the body is so adjusted to the depressive nature of alcohol, the balance is off in the CNS, when no longer imbibing, and the risk is having serious seizures without them.

      • Bridget says:

        I would imagine the not sleeping for days at a time is the culprit for the ‘trances’

      • Yes. Alcoholics have seizures pretty regularly if they’re real pros…especially when they are in the company of a lot of other people and can’t drink as much as they normally would. On vacation….or like say in front of a camera crew.

    • megs283 says:

      I was thinking the same thing… (but then the “assistants who carry wine in a backpack” thing has made me less inquisitive…)

      • Holly says:

        Lol. True, her problem could just be backpack wine.

      • Belle Epoch says:

        So the kids only see her drinking “soda”? Kids aren’t dumb. (Unless hers are.) They will smell the alcohol and notice Mom has gone blank. I can’t believe children are stuck in this nightmare.

        I read she has 2 assistants to lower her down onto a couch when she sits. One of the strangest things I’ve ever heard. The article also said she also wears ONLY heels so they carry her up and down stairs.

  4. Nicole says:

    She was so enviable for so long – great looking, fantastic voice, massive success – that it must feel like a legitimate fall to merely be a good looking millionaire. It’s weird to feel sorry for her, but I do.

  5. Kiddo says:

    “During the , Mariah was also acting unstable,…”

    During the what? Don’t leave us in suspense.

    Maybe she has undiagnosed seizures (trances)? MJ also hid alcohol in soda cans, from what I’ve read. If you are hiding it like that, it sounds like alcoholism.

    • Jaderu says:

      Maybe it’s a mad-lib? “During the ______Mariah….”
      During the French Revolution, Mariah was still acting unstable, and most of us thought Nick would be turned off by that.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      During the time from her birth, until present, I think!

    • Cherry says:

      I assumed ‘marriage’.

      This story reminded me of MJ, too. It’s sad, really. Seems that this level of superstardom is really not too good for one’s mental stability.

      • Jaderu says:

        I had a very wordy response to you Cherry about how it depends on what support they have around them when they reach that level of stardom, but I couldn’t think of any celebrity (help me out here people) that famous that wasn’t even just a little bit kooky.
        So in other words…

      • Kiddo says:

        I’ve never met a human who wasn’t kooky in one way or another.

      • Mixtape says:

        Not sleeping, alcohol in soda cans, fascination with juvenile things (here, Hello Kitty), and complete disconnect from reality…. yes, it sadly reads like the MJ playbook.

  6. Frida_K says:

    As someone who studies Chinese medicine and as one who is quite interested in digestion, I can only speculate at what a frightening specter her gut bacteria must present. I’ll bet she has just destroyed her gut balance.


  7. JKL says:

    All this didn’t work out too well for MJ. She better be careful.

  8. Bedge says:

    Simple Partial Seizure?

  9. MissTrial says:

    I read this story thinking I would laugh at her diva demands but I just feel sad for her ( some of the comments are funny though.)

  10. Bananapants says:

    No judgement, but towards the end of my career as a functioning alcoholic, I also went to great lengths to hide what I was drinking in other bottles/cans that wouldn’t give away my “secret”. I thought I was so clever.
    I question whether or not Mariah is a functioning alcoholic, only because I didn’t have anyone carrying around backpacks full of wine and refilling my cup 24/7. If I had, it truly would have been on and as they say, “poppin”.

  11. Koala says:

    So sad to think that she’s in enough pain that an alcohol stupor is the only way for her to make it through the day. Truly hurts my heart.

  12. HappyMom says:

    Those poor little kids. And she’s already stated she fires their nannies as soon as the twins start getting too attached to them. Can you imagine how insecure they must feel? Ugh.

  13. RN says:

    Her skirt is putting me in a trance.

  14. LAK says:

    Drinking from an ever full can is the most sure way to drinking more than one should.

  15. FingerBinger says:

    If Mariah enters a room with a theme playing that is awesome.

  16. kri says:

    She def sounds as if she is self-medicating with alcohol. If she is taking presription drugs it’s a recipe for disaster. I have seen her on TV behaving so oddly. She reminds me a bit of Brittany’s bad times. This is sad and not a good place for her kids if true.

  17. Hope says:

    Lol! Sorry, I know this is sad. But this reminds me of that episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia where the gang starts drinking wine out of coke cans. Isn’t it odd/sad/peculiar how her reality matches the fictional lives of characters who are effectively the scourge of the earth?

  18. anne_000 says:

    I think it was healthy for Nick to leave Mariah because you can kiss ass for only so long until you realize that the other person is a nut and crazier than you and then you have to question your own sanity for staying in a relationship that depends on you kissing ass 24/7.

  19. Mzizkrizten says:

    Dem poor babies. They’re living with mommy dearest.

  20. Veronica says:

    Wow, that’s more than a little disturbing. The thing is, given her meltdown in the early 2000s, I could totally believe there is a psychological issue there. The part about crippling insecurity seems all too true given the general trend with female celebrities.