It looks like this fairy tale romance has a happy ending! Pop superstar Mariah Carey, who is no stranger to sporting large diamonds, has been gifted a new sparkler by her billionaire beau-turned-fiancé, James Packer, after he asked for her hand in marriage. The Australian businessman gave his new fiancée an engagement ring that is truly fit for a queen (or legendary pop-diva), and exceeds all expectations when it comes to size!
After much speculation surrounding this new Hollywood powerhouse's quick romance, and constant conversation surrounding the topic of marriage, it looks like the rumors have been put to rest after the singer's future hubby officially popped the question in her hometown last night, E! News reports. Just weeks ago rumors were swirling about the possibility of an engagement after local footage obtained from The Sydney Morning Herald showed the "We Belong Together" singer, and her not-yet fiancé, holding hands with what appeared to be a very telling ring on that finger. But after taking the stage to perform for the New Year's Eve party at the Crown Casino's Crowd Palladium, it was confirmed that the mystery bling was one of the singer's signature butterfly rings.
Even though there is not yet a confirmed snapshot of the multi-Grammy award winner's engagement sparkler, it is said to be described as a breathtaking future marriage promise, coming in at a whopping 35 carats! Move over, Kim Kardashian West — Carey just stole the coveted spot of most bling-tastic engagement ring in Hollywood!
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With a love affair that started just under a year ago to the date, it's no surprise that Carey and her new man have finally chosen a forever life together. "They fell head over heels in love with one another," said an E! News insider, adding: "It's crazy how perfect they are together, they both know it and couldn't be happier."
Things quickly started to heat up between the mom-of-two (Carey has 4-year-old twins with her ex-husband Nick Cannon) and the father of three (Packer has three children under the age of 7) after the couple met back in 2014 at a movie premiere in Aspen. "We were talking and laughing and people were getting mad at us and stuff like that. So, we hit it off," said the future Mrs. Packer when discussing their first encounter with Steve Harvey back in November, E! News reports. When Harvey remarked about Carey's other half being a "lucky" guy, the legendary singer replied with, "I'm lucky, too." Could these two be any cuter?
The newly engaged twosome have been spending a lot of quality time together over the past ten months, enjoying a whirlwind of romantic/global dates around the world — everywhere from Ibiza to St Bart's. But, things really took off after Carey was spotted with her Australian beau (not to mention the fourth richest man in the country) during a romantic getaway to Capri, Italy, that eventually led to the couple's meaningful trip to the Western Wall in Israel back in June of 2015. "There is only one place at the Western Wall where men and woman can stand together and it was meaningful for him to take her there so that they could share this very intimate moment as a couple," a source told E! News.
So what does the current future look like for this duo? After starting the third leg of her residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Carey is expected to be joined by her groom-to-be for the remainder of her dates before she embarks on her world tour. The Australian billionaire plans to continue his philanthropy work, which includes a momentous goal of donating $200 million to charities in just 10 years.
Seems like 2016 is looking good for these two lovebirds!