Mariah Carey’s ‘princess fairy tale is coming true,’ she ‘likes to be taken care of’


People Magazine wins this week’s “Obvious Story Is Obvious” Award, although I’m not mad about it at all. As we’ve been discussing, Mariah Carey and James Packer are engaged. He proposed last week in NYC and he gave her a giant, 35-carat diamond ring which reportedly cost more than $10 million. Yes, James Packer is a billionaire and it’s better than Mariah could have ever imagined. Which is what People’s story is about – People’s source provided several quotes about how Mariah loves being waited on hand and foot and she loves being treated like a princess and so of course Packer is the man for her. What? This is brand new information!!

Everyone knows Mariah Carey loves a good wedding. After all, this is the woman who dressed as Cinderella and shut down Disneyland just to celebrate renewing her vows with ex-husband Nick Cannon. Now engaged to her billionaire fiancé James Packer, who proposed on Jan. 21 in New York City with a whopping 35-carat diamond engagement ring, the Grammy-winning superstar might have found her happily ever after.

“Mariah was always a hopeless romantic,” a source close to the singer tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “She deserves the dream and I am sure James will give her just that.”

Estimated to be the fourth-richest person in Australia with a net worth of $4.7 billion, Packer, 48, recently signed a lease for a luxury home outside L.A. at a little less than $250,000 per month, where Carey will raise her 4½-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, from her marriage to Cannon.

The singer “always loved being showered with roses and diamonds,” says a pal. “And now her princess fairy tale is coming true.”

“She is super excited,” says an insider. “And she has never been in a better place.”

With plans still to be finalized, friends are anticipating nothing less than the best for Carey’s next wedding. Adds a pal: “Mariah is someone who likes to be taken care of.”

[From People]

At one point, I was going to say that this was a first for Mariah, but then I remembered the Tommy Mottola marriage. Mottola treated Mariah like a princess too, but it was more like she was living in a gilded cage. He controlled everything about her life and career (at least according to Mariah) and she couldn’t wait to break free. But I suspect this Packer thing is different, for what it’s worth. First of all, Mariah is older now and she has a more specific idea about what it means for a man to “take care of her.” And that idea involves Packer spending a lot of his money to make her happy. Bless this union!

PS… I love that she got lipo’d and tucked for Packer. Do you think he paid for it?



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  1. Dangles says:

    I hope for her sake Packer has learnt to keep his violent temper under control.

  2. Aussie girl says:

    Mariah completely got nipped and sucked. No one brought her been hospitalised for the flu in December. I think she would have paid. I give this relationship 2 years tops.

    • Detritus says:

      id like to think it’s because she’s more active now or something but hospital stay? Yeah she got lipo.
      I don’t think it’s about James though. It’s about the wedding. She wants this wedding to be better so she has to look her very best!

      This wedding has to top her previous ones plus any vow renewal ceremonies, it’s gonna be crazy.

      • Aussie girl says:

        Yes it does seemed to be all about the ring and the wedding. I hope there is more to their relationship foundation than this.

  3. Melly says:

    I can’t get upset by this. If a billionaire wanted to spoil me, I’d be all about that life.

  4. lilacflowers says:

    I like to be taken care of too. Where’s my billionaire?

  5. my3cents says:

    Why a grown woman, with an independent career and millions in the bank needs to be “taken care of” is beyond me. Diva? Insecurities? Who knows…

    • Dangles says:

      Social conditioning.

    • Katie says:

      Sad. Every bit of this is sad. She will never be happy because she doesn’t know how to be content on her own. She’s had a spectacular career and made plenty of money all on her own but she’s always been looking for validation from others.

      I don’t think this is going to be much different than her gilded cage marriage to Tommy Mattola. Men like James packer don’t like their women independent.

    • Nikki says:

      The princess stories when we’re little. They are insidious. Some women would rather be with Mr. Wrong than alone, & she seems like one of them..

    • Mrs Dragon says:

      Haven’t you see pics of Mariah where she is even incapable of walking (and not because she is drunk) she has to be carried by her staff/handlers (maybe she has a designation -walkers?) or men to carry her up/down the stairs…with all her money one would think she would buy more comfortabe shows :P
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      So when it would come to boyfriends ofcourse she will like to ‘be taken care of’.

      Question: In the 1st pic..what is that necklace thing? It looks like a badly photoshopped article on her throat rather than a necklace….

    • Dena says:

      I truly feel sorry for her. She’s in her 40s. A lot of those infantile yearnings from childhood and areas where she continues to feel deprived should have been addressed already. A lot of us are still carrying baggage and shame from childhood, I get it. It’s deep sometimes, and I’m not trying to be indifferent BUT . . . Mariah needs to stop it. Her pretty, pretty princess delicate as a fluttering butterfly I’m a lady dammit routine is killing me and embarrassing for her. I am glad that she has someone her age though.

      My two cents.

  6. fashionista says:

    Definitely had work done (good work) but she also lost a lot of weight on her own. Lipo just doesn’t work this way, uniformly reducing the overall body size. It’s for trouble spots, not overall weight loss. Would be nice if it were that easy — everyone with $$ would be thin.

  7. Neelyo says:

    I’ve always thought Mariah had the intellect and emotional maturity of a seventh grader and statements like these confirm my suspicions.

  8. GlimmerBunny says:

    She’s really pretty, so if she did get some surgery it was good work.

  9. Rainbow says:

    Τhese boobs 😩

  10. meg says:

    in my experience, people with money think that gives them an excuse to control you. i’d run

  11. Barrett says:

    Does James Packer look a little Neanderthal or is it me?

  12. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Learn to take care of yourself or you will never really be happy. Another person can’t fulfill your emotional needs. It’s nice when both people are considerate and thoughtful of the other, but he has billions of dollars. What does it really mean when he buys her things? This relationship, and her brain, seem so empty to me.

  13. Jayna says:

    She used to get upset that Nick was so busy and not home enough. Packer is always traveling and never home. Isn’t that what led to his last marriage breaking up because he was so focused on business? So how is she going to handle that?

  14. Suzanne says:

    She has the potential and probability of imploding again…so watch for the signs. Once the newness of this one wears off..a pregnancy perhaps beforehand…but she’ll eventually feel like she’s not relevant anymore…and BANG…she’ll file for divorce and take a bundle of his money with her when she springs from yet another mistake. I bet her ex’s could tell a lot of stories about her…and her diva psycho lifestyle…but I’m sure they signed confidentiality clauses…to keep that all under wraps.

  15. CornyBlue says:

    Mariah Carey herself is worth more than 500 million. Why does she need to shack up with that walrus?

    • my3cents says:

      I can understand the drastic lifestyle change for someone “ordinary ” to marrying money, but when you have so much and have had it for so long what’s more money going to get you? Not that big of a lifestyle change I would imagine.

  16. HeyThere! says:

    For some reason, I really like them! I feel they are a great match. She has more than enough money to spoil herself, so I really don’t see it as gold digging. But damn, she really stepped it up in the money department!! 4.7 BILLION. I wonder how fast she can blow through 1 Billion of it with her over the top ways?! LOL It will be fun to watch the things she will do.

    • OhDear says:

      Same here! I mean, it’ll likely end up being a hot mess, but she’s never tried to hide that she’s high-maintenance and he knows what he’s getting into. And he seems to not mind, even like it, so why not?

  17. Skins says:

    I can see the dollar signs in her eyes. But I’m sure she would be just as in love with him if he was a garbage man

  18. Tw says:

    perma-intoxicated preteen in the body of a grownass woman

  19. kri says:

    I can see her in her own…what is that thing Elizabeth Taylor got carried around in as Cleopatra?! A litter? Yes, she will have her own..litter. with naked, oiled men wearing Hello Kitty masks to carry her. oh, I just scared myself.

  20. anne_000 says:

    When the PR overstates how wonderful a relationship is, it makes me suspicious.

    Anyhoo, I don’t think it’s a marriage of love but one of mutual gains.

  21. melodycalder says:

    What the heck kind of house commands 250k a month in rent? ?? I need pictures!

  22. Chrissy says:

    Are their divorces even final yet?

    • Myrtle Pursel says:

      No both still married.All i can say Miriah has to out do every one else.What’s the use of having a diamond so large that must be heavy wearing!Honstely ,with the country in need of money people starving ,homeless and people who worked all their lives to have their own home ,only to have to lose it do to foreclosure.Bottom line is Ten Million dollars on any jewelry is such a waste.If i was weathy my first donation would be to St.Judes Hospital for those precious kids dieing of cancer. The last i heard its at least Two Million dollars a day to run the hospital,mabe higher now.Well that’s why i’ll never be finicallily secure because that makes more since to me.

  23. jferber says:

    I loved the comment about Mariah’s “psycho diva lifestyle” (I want one, too) and that she’ll blow through a billion in no time (she wil)! I can’t help liking Mariah. I think she looks fabulous, too. I’d love to watch the movie, The Mariah Carey Story with Mariah starring. I’ll always believe Mariah has a heart of gold and not a mean bone in her body. Yes, she’s flighty and a diva, but girl’s always had crazy talent and I can’t help rooting for her. She’s like a little girl in many ways. Fragile. I hope James Packer treats her right. I really do.

  24. hogtowngooner says:

    Ugh I DESPISE the “fairy tale” narrative when talking about marriage. It’s so dumb. Marriage is NOT a fairy tale. It should have ELEMENTS of flowery love and romance, but it’s a relationship that requires commitment and effort. Bad times happen. People change. Crises befall you. People like this woman-child will always end up pulling the plug when things get rocky because they don’t get that marriage involves the good AND the bad.