Mariah Carey almost capsized a yacht because she tried to walk down stairs


Mariah Carey & James Packer have taken their Yacht of Love to Formentera and Ibiza, in Spain. These photos are from Wednesday, and as you can see, Mariah did several costume changes for the paparazzi. She even wore a wetsuit again, for what looked like the quickest ocean dip ever. But my favorite photos – other than the ones of Mariah trying to balance in heels on sand – are the ones of Mariah falling down the yacht stairs as she tries to gracefully meet her lover in the smaller boat to take them to shore. This is what happens when you make Mariah walk on her own! SHE ALMOST FELL!! And she almost took down that yacht employee too! That poor bastard saw his life flash before his eyes.

Mariah is in the new issue of Us Weekly – she did their “25 Things You Don’t Know About…” feature, which is one of my favorite magazine features. Mariah’s 25 Things were all pretty amazing, but I’m just going to do some highlights. You can read the full piece here.

She was a smoker: “I smoked quite frequently from the time I was 12 to when I was 18. I gave up smoking in one day and never went back. I absolutely detest cigarette smoke now.”

Toxic lighting: “I have an extreme aversion to overhead lighting. In my opinion, elevator lighting is toxic!”

Nails: “I have totally natural nails.” [Editor’s Note: ME TOO!]

Birthdays: “I do not observe birthdays. I do, however, celebrate the anniversary of my birth [March 27] every day at 3:27 a.m., p.m., EST, PST, and ST!”

Her spare time: “I arrange flowers in my spare time. Well, when I have spare time, that is.”

She’s a cook! “I can make a mean gluten-free lasagna and an even meaner pecan pie.” Also: “I make incredible food every Christmas Eve.”

The worst pain ever: “I dislocated my shoulder two years ago, and it was the worst pain I’ve ever experienced. I had to wear a glove for a while because it affected my hand as well. Thanks to physical therapy, I’m finally glove-free!”

Time: “Time is irrelevant to me. I never wear a watch.”

Swimwear: “I swim in evening gowns and heels.”

When she throws a fit: “I hate mascara. I never wear it. Whenever a makeup artist tries to put it on me, I throw a fit.”

Serenity: “The bathtub is my place of serenity. Any tub, really — bathtub, hot tub or whatever. As long as there is water.”

She’s not good at math: “I was a mathlete. Just kidding — I even failed remedial math!”

[From Us Weekly]

I’m side-eyeing all of the stuff that involves Mariah actually moving of her own accord. Do you think she’s actually in the kitchen making pecan pies and Christmas cookies? I do not believe it. But I am shocked to see that I have some similarities with Mariah – I love bathtubs, water, showers. I don’t wear a watch either, but that’s because I’m not crazy about wearing anything on my wrist (except I’m actually compulsively early for everything, not late). I never wear mascara either and I’ve always had natural nails, never fake. Mariah and I are kindred souls. Thankfully, when I fall down, I tend to be a bit more graceful (JK, I’m a mess).



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Betti says:

    Ouch – that would have really hurt if that guy hadn’t already had a hold of her but those shoes while they are cute are a hazard on stairs and i say this from experience.

    Can totes see the love with the new guy – he didn’t even move when this was going down. Just sat there. What a gentleman!

    • Jen43 says:

      Plus, it looks like he’s smoking, and she loves cigarette smoke.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        Billionaire cigarette smoke is different from proletariat smoke. So Mariah’s cool with it!

    • Esmom says:

      Not only did he not move, his body language looks so relaxed, almost like he’s enjoying the spectacle.

      Her 25 things reads like complete fiction to me.

      • Aussie girl says:

        I just had a look at the pics and yes he is smoking !! Good spotting @ JEN43!

    • Rice says:

      That’s not true. He did move. He took a puff and flicked the ash off his cigarette. That’s a real OG right there.

    • JudyK says:

      Those shoes are “cute”? Totally fugly to me.

    • Santia says:

      I clicked on the comments JUST to say that – what a gem this guy. If I were about to fall down a flight of steps (idiotic choice of footwear notwithstanding), I’d like to think that the guy I’m with would AT LEAST pretend to care. Wow!

    • Liberty says:

      Right — look at his über-relaxed body language as she tumbles to her likely death. He never drops the cigarette. Never moves a billionaire muscle.

      Had I been her, once safely in the tiny yacht boat thing, I would have accidentally rammed my pesky trip-y shoe into said billionaire’s ball-less groin.

      What a douche. So now at last, I feel free to make fun of the fact that he looks like a baked pig dinner, since we’re also talking about food here.

      • AlmondJoy says:

        Liberty your comment has me screaming… I can’t stop laughing 😂😂😂😂

      • BooBooLaRue says:

        @Liberty — hilarious commentary, and for the record the “tiny yacht boat thing” is called a “tender”

      • Liberty says:

        thank you AlmondJoy!!

        And — bows to BooBooLaRue for that info! I have learned something!

        But I still like saying that that lump of pickled douchemeat was waiting for her in a “tiny yacht boat thing” because saying he was “awaiting her from his seat in the tender” makes him sound way too good actually. Haha! 🙂 But info filed away for future use in my many conversations about yachts and tenders. Thank you!!!

      • TeaAndSympathy says:

        I saw these pictures on another site, Liberty, and, at first, I thought they were taking the piss.

        I’m home recuperating, and the morning TV shows have been covering this romance relentlessly. He’s big news here in Australia, obviously, for his casino development and now this. He’s such a hoofhead. Sickeningly rich, but still a hoofhead. In these photos, he looks like he’s sitting in his own billionaire’s private movie theatre, and what’s happening in front of him, to the woman he’s been pawing and pashing non-stop for the past week, is just part of some slapstick routine, put on especially for his entertainment. It’s like, “No need for me to move, the lackey will take care of it.” What a wanker.

      • LAK says:

        Teaandsympathy: O/T, but may I say kudos for ‘pashing’. I haven’t had that term since I was a teen. Love it!! 🙂 LOL

      • Olenna says:

        I knew if I came back to read more comments, the sh*t was going to get real. Liberty, you are totally, freakin’ mad! A baked pig dinner? LMFAO!

      • Liberty says:

        Tea and Sympathy: “hoof head” and “pashing” have just made me do a little joy dance. Perfection. His own private movie theatre, wow exactly that!!!! Pretend I just handed you the best wine ever!!

    • Lama Bean says:

      His relaxed stance made me LAUGH OUT LOUD. He doesn’t look the least bit concerned.

    • Vesper Nite says:

      Those shoes are horrible actually and the reason she fell.

    • Jill says:

      Her boyfriend looks exactly like the Don Draper outline from the opening of Mad Men.

  2. Really?? says:

    Your commentary is bordering on fat-shaming.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      The headline is a bit harsh. Poor Mariah I have a soft spot for her shenanigans and I don’t know why. There is something a bit fragile about her, I think.

      • crtb says:

        I agree. Previously, I never liked her because of her diva ways. Now she comes across as hurt, wounded and fragile. I think the break-up has taken a toll, the fact the Nick move on so quickly without looking back, her poor performances (Christmas and Vegas), her weight gain, the failure of American Idol, the fact that people are whispering about her mental state, rumors that she tried to hook up with Eminem (whether true or not). It must be extremely difficult and depressing to be a music legion and then loose your gift (ie: Whitney Houston). I hope she can age gracefully and perhaps mentor, write or produce music for up and coming young artist. I would love to see her on Empire. She does better acting in a supporting role than taking a lead. So I hope she can continue to expand on her acting career. Or may she find peace staying home and raising dem adorable babies.

    • Loulou says:

      Where? I don’t see any fat shaming. If she fell it’s because she wore those ridiculous heels on a boat.

      • Aussie girl says:

        I read nothing about fat shaming…? The Girl took a tumble down the steps is all.
        And I too, love packer just sitting there letting his boat boys catch her. This is one odd relationship and I think their sex must be comical ( dont blame me, I have an active imagination).
        Edit: just read the headline & can see how it could look like far shaming. I never saw it that way myself 🙂

      • MP says:

        She almost capsized a yacht because she fell? Because she is so fat.

      • noi says:

        how can many read the title and think thats ok? im not saying that it’s fat shaming but very wrong.

    • Joy says:

      There’s nothing remotely fat shaming about it. Head over to Tumblr for some fat acceptance blogs to calm your nerves.

      • Babalon says:

        I think there’s room for others to disagree without you being so nasty about it.

        My goodness. Have a Snickers.

    • bluhare says:

      And I find the commentary about *insert word here* shaming here really tedious.

      • Bridget says:

        Ugh, now you’re “shame” shaming.

      • sills says:


      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I think it is really overused. The thought that this was about her being fat didn’t even cross my mind. Because…she’s not fat?

      • bluhare says:

        Shame shaming? Is that what you read? If so, you just made my point beautifully.

        If you were going for sarcasm, sorry if I didn’t see it. It was the “ugh”.

      • Liberty says:

        I thought it was about the goofy shoes, and her sort of being a pampered princess woman with bodyguards to help her walk on said goofy shoes, and shoes in sand —- goofy inappropriate seaside shoes.

        I mean, anyone of any size, a child, could fall off those shoes and into the restful Mister Packer’s sort of tricked out rowboat [aka tender, a term which I now know thanks to BooBooLaRue above!!!!] and rock or capsize it due to sudden forceful flailing impact.

      • bluhare says:

        I totally agree, Liberty. Shoes, giant bag, narrow steps, and possible champagne consumption is what I think, but then I’m probably shaming inappropriate shoe wearing, giant bag carrying champagne drinkers navigating narrow steps. The humanity!!

      • Bridget says:

        Clearly “shame shaming” was for serious.

      • Liberty says:

        Shaming is very different from discussing. joking, analyzing, comparing, I think. So being weary of the “shaming” process is a very specific thing, and I get what you’re saying, bluhare.

      • bluhare says:

        Bridget, as you weren’t even the person who made the original fat shaming comment, I’m a bit perplexed as to why you found my OPINION about throwing “shaming” into a conversation worthy of an “ugh”. My personal opinion about it is when a person does that it shuts the conversation down in a nanosecond as some use it as a tool to label people into submission or agreement or both.

        All that being said, I think you’re a commenter shamer and should be ashamed. The irony of your comments is breathtakingly fabulous and I do adore breathtakingly fabulous comments.

      • Bridget says:

        Good lord, I cannot even believe I have to explain that “shame shamer” is a joke. I would have thought it was absurd enough to not need an explanation, but you even parsed my use of “ugh”. It’s a Mariah Carey post for goodness sake.

      • bluhare says:

        I thought I was quite clear in my first comment that if you were being sarcastic I didn’t see it. I didn’t parse a bloody thing. Enjoy playing your games. Won’t be doing it with me any more.

      • Bridget says:

        I’m not trying to be mean, but if you’re taking a silly, throwaway joke quite so seriously then perhaps it’s a sign that it’s time to unplug for a little while.

    • meme says:

      Well, she is fat. What’s so terrible about stating the obvious?

      • Santia says:

        Mariah is far from fat. But IF she were, I would hope we’d have the common decency not to shame her for it.

      • qwerty says:

        Maybe in America…. she’s far from slim that’s for sure. Unless you skipped the photos in this article and only know what she looks like from her cd covers, then you’ll forgiven lol.

    • AuroraBorealis says:

      I’d lIke to focus more on how James Packer proves that money does not buy class. I hate how he doesn’t move an inch or doesn’t even look the least bit concerned.

  3. lisa2 says:

    I had to laugh at Packer for not moving at all to help.

  4. merski says:

    The funniest thing about these photos is how Packer has not even moved an inch through this whole thing, hahah.

    • paola says:

      I came here to say the same! LOL
      He’s sitting on his ass as if he was waiting for her to land on him!

      • Liberty says:

        Maybe it is some billionaires’ sort of rough sex fantasy?! Having a star in swim togs fall on you from a great height and land square on your waiting dinghy.

    • Obsidian says:

      That was the first thing I noticed too! Such concern for the soon-to-be fiancee who almost fell flat on her face… not!

    • Crumpet says:

      I noticed that too! Poor Mariah.

  5. Freebunny says:

    She dates Miranda Kerr’s ex bf?

  6. Toliveagain says:

    Sorry. This title made me laugh more than it should.

  7. NewWester says:

    Swims in evening gowns and heels?

    • InvaderTak says:

      Hey if I had the money, id try it at least once. Maybe ill go to thrift store and do it anyway..

    • belle de jour says:

      But of course. Every day at 3:27 am & pm. Doing the special butterfly stroke in a pool full of shiny gold coins and her dreams of being loved for herself alone circling the drain.

      • NewWester says:

        Don’t forget someone holding a ultra soft Hello Kitty towel for when she emerges from the water

    • Deedee says:

      Well, she is wearing those ridicuolous shoes on the beach.

  8. drea says:

    Time is irrelevant so she doesn’t wear a watch yet she celebrates the anniversary of her birth [March 27] every day at 3:27 a.m., p.m., EST, PST, and ST? Okay lady!

    • MrsBPitt says:

      Mariah is a dumb as a box of rocks! But she is great for a laugh! How the hell did Nick Cannon hang in, as long as he did! She celebrates the anniversary of her birth everyday at 3:27 am…she has no spare time, but time is irrelevant to her. I think she meant she drinks wine in the kitchen while she watches the help cook Christmas dinnner she swims in gowns and heels…the crazy is strong, in this one! lol

    • Mispronounced Name Dropper says:

      People born on the twenty fourth of July celebrate their birthday everyday.

  9. cari says:

    I was just thinking…I totally forgot Mariah has young kids. Where are they? I am not one to stand on my soap box and scream about how a mother needs to be with her kids 24/7…but has she not been travelling all over with this guy lately? In other countries? It seems odd to me that she would leave her kids for such long periods of time. Although, Mariah is a “special type of person” so I shouldn’t be surprised that she takes so much time to herself.

    • Louise177 says:

      Actually a bunch of websites have shown photos of the kids. I think mostly they came from Mariah’s instagram, twitter accounts.

    • Claudia says:

      The kids are with her, Lainey had photos of them with her on Packer’s yacht yesterday.

  10. Franca says:

    She seems so self absorbed. It must be awful to be around her.

  11. paola says:

    Does Mariah have a personal pap to follow here everywhere?
    No way a normsl pap could have captured this moment.
    I’m still giggling at the gfact her bf didn’t blink an eye to help her!

  12. blue marie says:

    The only thing I got from this is that I’m celebrating my birthday all wrong..

  13. kri says:

    She should get together with Shia Leboeuf and have a radio show on NPR. “Irrelevant Motivations” or something. Or “Elegant Simpletoncy”. They would be magic together.

  14. Naddie says:

    My hair used to look exactly like hers when I was blonde, so we’re kindred souls. And I love water.

  15. YvesWestwood says:

    Even if she fell it still couldn’t be as painful as having sex with him.

    • Neonscream says:

      ^ THIS! Packer is personally and physically repulsive. It’s easy to see what the 20 year procession of young models saw in him but Carey has plenty of money of her own. I can’t for the life of me get what she sees in him.

      • Hautie says:

        Mariah is no fool.

        She might have plenty of her own money. But she rather spend his.

        Plus it’s first time that she had such a public boyfriend. And it would be a shame if he wasn’t a billionaire. 🙂

        And who ever was asking up thread…. her children have been with her this entire time on the boat.

        (There has been oodles of pictures of them, all over the Daily Mail.)

      • crtb says:

        She is no fool and to continue with live in her extravagant lifestyle (people whose job it is to stand by the pool and gently dry her off with a towel). Her money will not last her a life time. Especially if Nick takes a large chunk of it in their divorce. She is a multi millionaire whose career is taking a nose dive. (Vegas show got horrible reviews) He is a billionaire.
        As a hundrednaire or maybe a thousandnaire, it is hard for me to comprehend and wrap my mind around the difference between the huge vast difference between Multi millions and billions because it all seems like a lot of money. ( I would guess to a person like mean the best analogy would be the difference in making $25,000 a year and making $250,000 a year) People with millions are very clear how many millions they need to reach a billion.

  16. Kiddo says:

    “I swim in evening gowns and heels.”

    Hopefully, she’ll rethink this.

  17. D says:

    Mariah doesn’t do stairs, she’s probably just out of practice. Poor woman, life is so hard for her;)

    • Chrissy says:

      Isn’t she usually carried everywhere? Don’t her minions carry her throne up and down
      stairs at home? Packer sure is a gent, isn’t he? I guess she’s starved for attention so even
      the billionaire part of his persona overshadow his physical repulsiveness. Ugh to both of them.

  18. cakecakecake says:

    poor Mimi and Packer didn’t move an inch…not even flinch.

    I did not listen to my husband and insisted on wearing sunglasses at night on date night. I missed a whole two steps and broke my sunglasses. After my husband made sure I was ok, he laughed til he cried.

    I insisted I was ok, with only one lens in and fanned him off.
    he will never let me live it down. 🙁

    I bet Packer knows not to laugh or bring it up.

  19. MsMercury says:

    Mariah does cook. I don’t know how often or anything like that but I saw her do it once on an MTV special. She said she enjoyed cooking and seemed pretty good at it.

  20. Mary says:

    Serious question: why do you need someone to hold your hand when you are walking down the stairs when there is a perfectly good railing there? Or is that too pedestrian for her?

  21. Dash says:

    I love everything about this relationship.

  22. Beckysuz says:

    So random Mariah story. Last year I was in a very fancy wedding. The makeup artist who was doing the brides makeup was awesome. My kind of guy…funny, sarcastic and bitchy(but too expensive for me lol). So anyhoo, I asked him if he had any good stories about famous people who’s makeup he had done(this guy had a lot of rich clients). He wouldn’t tell me anything crazy specific, but he did say that Mariah was hilarious and that he had been her MU artist on a trip she took. They were on a yacht, and every time she got out of the water she would have him retouch her MU. He thought it was pretty funny as they were in the middle of the ocean and NO ONE was there to see her. He said she was sweet but crazy high maintenance.

    • I Choose Me says:

      That’s what I’ve always heard. That she’s sweet but crazy AND high maintenance. 🙂

      • Ankhel says:

        I love it. She’s miss Piggy brought to life, curls, big sunglasses and ridiculously diva-ish behaviour, the lot. Sadly, the false high notes too. If only she’d take up karate…

  23. Jessica says:

    LOL I love it!!! and I love her swimsuit!

  24. Wren33 says:

    I’m having fun being offended at this story – 1) One person can’t capsize a yacht. Maybe she might have capsized that dinghy/shuttle if she fell into it; 2) My dad would have a fit if I ever tried to wear shoes like that on a boat.

  25. jinglebellsmell says:

    I’m sorry, I can’t read anything on this page…my eyes can’t look at anything but these RIDICULOUS stair photos.

  26. kanyekardashian says:

    She’s such a silly person. I really have no sympathy for female celebrities who can’t just be cool and natural and instead have to glam it up 24 hours a day. The public doesn’t respect fakeness. There’s a reason “real” women like Jewel, despite her snaggletooth, are more respected and not ridiculed like Mariah is. She brings it on herself.

    • Nicole says:

      You know, she owns the fake. I think it’s her real. Why put her down for being her authentic glam self? This list made me smile and it made me like her.

  27. While Mariah is sleeping, or in the bath, Packer looks at these pictures and laughs his ass off.

  28. Ennie says:

    I am so clumsy in any direction I take (up, down , left and right), with my feet, hands and head, that I would be SO happy to have minders leading me everywhere I go preventing me from falling and getting more scars!.
    I’ll choose them handsome, just lie JLarence bodyguards, of course!!!