Engaged? James Packer and singer Mariah Carey. Photo: Justin ChinSomething magical is in the media mogul air.
Fairfax has confirmed that James Packer is engaged to Mariah Carey, just one week after Rupert Murdoch announced his intention to marry Jerry Hall.
E! News first reported that they have “exclusively learned” of Packer and Carey’s news.
“Mariah’s future hubby popped the big question in her hometown tonight, and he presented her with what can only be described as the most breathtaking engagement ring,” the entertainment site reports.
“We’re told that Mariah’s new diamond bling comes in at around 35 carats and that no wedding date has been set just yet.”
The couple have been dating for less than a year.
The 48-year-old Australian billionaire is believed to have met 45-year-old singing superstar, Carey at a movie premiere in Aspen in 2014.
The connection between the two was instant, according to Carey who recently opened up to American TV show host Steve Harvey.
“We were talking and laughing and people were getting mad at us and stuff like that. So, we hit it off,” Carey said.
Harvey noted that James was a “lucky” guy, to which the singer replied, “I’m lucky, too.”
Carey reportedly moved into Packer’s Beverly Hills residence in November after five months of dating.
Most recently the pair were in Australia for New Year’s Eve where Carey cooed about her boyfriend while performing onstage at his casino in Melbourne.
“Spectacular, handsome … I don’t even have words for the man who introduced me tonight,” Carey gushed, “we’ll just say the amazing Mr James Packer.”
A source said the couple were well-suited.
“As soon as their friendship turned romantic, they have wanted to spend every moment together,” the source told E! News. “They have a connection that is unparalleled; it’s been a very beautiful experience for them both. If you spend even five minutes with them, you can’t help but believe in true love.
“They are just very cute together, they like doing sweet things for one another. They want to make each other happy.”
It would be the third marriage for Carey and Packer, who have five children between them. Carey has 4-year-old twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe, to Nick Canon. Packer, with ex-wife Erica, has three children, daughters Indigo, 7 and Emmanuelle, 3 and five-year-old son Jackson Packer.
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