Mariah Carey claims she only eats salmon and capers – sound fishy?

It seems you can’t go anywhere this time of year without hearing Mariah Carey, and she’s even more omnipresent this holiday season. Not only can you not escape her holiday staple “All I Want for Christmas is You” (which Billboard just reported is the number one most downloaded holiday song ever, with 3.2 million downloads) every time you step in the mall, she’s also about to take over the small screen with her new E! series Mariah’s World. But, according to the 46-year-old diva, there’s less of her to be seen thanks to a rather unconventional diet.

During an interview promoting the December 4th premiere of Mariah’s World, the songstress told E!, “It’s really hard. My diet, you would hate it. All you eat is Norwegian salmon and capers every day. That’s it.” And knowing you would treat this news somewhat incredulously, she added, “I’m actually serious. I try to stick with the proteins. It’s the worst.” I could think of a lot worse foods to eat. But, aren’t salmon and capers usually served with bagels and cream cheese? I think I’m going to have to send a little side eye Mariah’s way.

I guess she’s looking good, but it might not all be her diet, as she was recently called out on social media for some pictures that that looked suspiciously photoshopped. One image that doesn’t seem to be is a racy shot of Mariah clad in a tight, lace-up top, suggestively holding up a pair of pineapples while on a grocery shopping trip in Hawaii. Oh, Mariah, you’re so subtle – and I wear the same thing when I go to the grocery store.

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Mariah was actually with ex-husband Nick Cannon in our 50th state celebrating Thanksgiving with their kids, 5-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan. Being surrounded by family probably helped soften the blow of her breakup with fiancé James Packer last month. A source told Entertainment Tonight that, “Nick has been really supportive and amazing. They are in a great place and had a wonderful festive Thanksgiving with the kids in Honolulu and they all helped cook together.” Hey, I spent my Thanksgiving with my ex-husband too, so it’s not a completely bonkers concept – and we don’t even have kids.

While in Hawaii, Mariah performed a concert, and she has upcoming shows in New York in December, as well as a return to Las Vegas for the final dates of her “Mariah #1 to Infinity” residency at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace.

And then there’s her new reality show. The 8-episode series, which Variety called “a behind-the-music celebrity miniseries with a surprising sense of humor and humility,” spends a good amount of time on Mariah’s now cancelled nuptials, including scenes where she’s trying on wedding dresses. When asked if it was hard to revisit the footage, she replied, “No it’s just, you know, all things in life it’s just like you gotta see what’s meant to be and if it’s meant to be it’s meant to be and if it’s not then ultimately you just have to accept that and move on.”

Mariah also told Entertainment Tonight that her show promises to pull back the curtain on showbiz that the general public isn’t privy to, asserting, “The stories [are] interesting because it shows the side of the entertainment world that’s not just the celebrity [aspect. It’s real [and] I don’t feel like it feels like a scripted kind of reality [show] whatsoever.” Sure. This is a woman who was carried on stage for the upfronts for the E! show by 2 shirtless men on a chaise lounge. Her every move is carefully calculated. I kind of think this is going to come off as a scripted show, but I know if I happen to catch it, I’m probably going to have to watch it…while eating some salmon and capers. Yum.

Mariah Carey Dines Out At Mr Chow

Mariah Carey Performs At Disneyland California

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  1. minx says:

    OMG that laceup top at the grocery store…you gotta love Mariah.

    • RussianBlueCat says:

      Don’t forget the lovely necklace, one has to wear when grocery shopping. I always forget to put that on when I go pick up a few things

    • Olenna says:

      “OMG” is right! Who poses in a grocery store? When I saw those pics last week, I nearly fell out of my chair. Bless her heart, she is so clueless.

      • Hazel says:

        Gotta say, I live here in Hawaii & I frequently see tourists taking pictures & selfies in the grocery store. Mariah would not be the first. (Missed her at Whole Foods, though, drat!)

      • Olenna says:

        @Hazel, people loves selfies so I shouldn’t be surprised. But, d*mn, I just can’t get over her pineapple pose. 😉

  2. Darkladi says:

    She really needs to stop stuffing herself into too-small spandex.

  3. Alix says:

    Humility would be surprising, yes.

  4. Meg says:

    She’s in another dimension

  5. Bethy says:

    Like Madonna, I think Mariah is terrified of aging. Her outfits (except the costumes she wears on stage) are not appropriate for a woman her age. Because going grocery shopping with your boobs hanging out helps how? Reminds me of the recent outfit Leanne Rimes wore to get on a plane. It’s screams, “Look at me! Me.”

  6. paolanqar says:

    Her diet consists of Photoshop and liposuction.
    Come on Mariah, no one believes that! You were photographed stuffing your face with pizza just the other day and that body is everything but made of salmon and capers.
    It’s nothing to be ashamed of. I love pizza too!

  7. swak says:

    Only salmon and capers? How boring and uninspiring. It would be difficult to stick to a diet that you have to eat the same thing everyday. There are other proteins, veggies and fruits that can be incorporated into your diet to be able to have a little more variety.

  8. Remi says:

    I am not a girly girl. Frilly breathless women who wear too much makeup and big hair grate. But not Mariah. I think she is ridiculous of course but everytime it starts too feel too much, I replay Vision of Love and I remember why I love her so much. She gets a pass from me.

  9. Allie B. says:

    Honestly, I think the world would be extremely boring if everyone dressed appropriately or age appropriately. I get a little joy out of people that are off kilter. I am here for Mariah and all of her eccentricities.

  10. Lolo86lf says:

    She is full of it. She eats more than just fish and capers. Although she is looking fitter now, one can tell she is not depriving herself of nourishment.

  11. Beckysuz says:

    Oh Mimi, you crazy pile of glitter and excess! Never change !

  12. Honey bear says:

    In Hawaii? Jeans are an absolute no in Hawaii. A lace up body suit? No way! It is far too hot and humid there.

    • Allie B. says:

      I spent two weeks of October 2014 in Hawaii. I wore jeans a few times. It’s not that hot, but I am from California and Georgia so maybe my body thermometer is off.

    • Hazel says:

      But you know Mariah spent most of her time in air-conditioned interiors. And right now, it’s cooler than usual.

  13. Arpeggi says:

    Even if salmon and capers are delicious, that diet doesn’t make sense at all! Fruit, vegetables, grains, calcium? Those are all necessary!

    Which reminds me that, apparently, scurvy has reappeared in Australia. Because some people (regardless of class/money issues which would be understandable) eat so badly that they end up vitamin C deficient.

    • Lex says:

      Yep you’ll definitely get malnutrition if you only ate that!

      I read about the scurvy too – how crazy! Not just people eating badly though (but that’s definitely a factor), people overcooking vegetables to the point where the majority of the Vitamin C has disappeared. Yikes!
      Or probably people drinking an orange drink and thinking that counts… hah

      Crunch down on some raw broccoli and lap up that delish Vitamin C!

  14. flybaby says:

    The only thing surprising in this story is that Mariah was in a grocery store at all.

  15. Tessa says:

    Are her tops always back to front?
    She reminds me of Barbara Cartland a bit.

  16. Yup, Me says:

    I love Mariah and her basket of puppies forever. I wouldn’t want to spend any time around her because she seems exhausting. But gawking from a distance and thoroughly enjoying her antics… all the livelong day!

  17. HK9 says:

    No one believes that’s all she eats. No. One. Now, if she said she sleeps on a bed filled with Hello Kittys and sparkles, that I would believe.

  18. HappyMom says:

    Has anyone seen the new DM pictures of her frolicking on the beach with her new boyfriend/backup dancer? Dying. Never change, Mariah.

  19. Loca says:

    All I want to know is what color lipstick does Mariah wear? That is the perfect shade of a pinkish nude color.

  20. Libra girl says:

    I know this is her “look” but I definitely think she is creeping up the the age where a complete makeover may be necessary. Just everything is big, she’s like an over inflated Barbie. Yowza.