Last week we reported that Mariah Carey and her fiancé James Packer have sadly called it quits. But the plot thickens: the pop star is apparently demanding $50 million from her billionaire ex-beau because it was stated on their unsigned prenup — even though they're, er, not getting married!
According to TMZ, MiMi is asking for a $50 million check which she would have received upon Packer signing off on the prenup. Talk about a pretty sweet wedding gift from your now ex-hubs! This is where it gets sticky: In the prenup, it was noted that any jewelry Packer gave the singer would be returned to him — but that she was entitled to $50 million if she and her beau were to break up. Well, here we are at the end result, and songbird is looking for some cold hard cash.
Word on the street was that the Australian billionaire actually wanted to lock down the prenup asap, as he wanted to marry Ms. Carey in Bora Bora this past spring in a commitment ceremony — even though she is still legally married to Nick Cannon. Being that the doc was so complicated, it took a little longer than expected for their lawyers to peruse, and then the trouble in paradise (not literally, unfortunately for the duo) began.
The two reportedly broke up when Carey had some sort of secret "meeting" with a backup dancer at her Vegas show (which was to be exposed on her upcoming reality show). As you know, the Australian billionaire wanted nothing to do with his fianceé's reality show, and it spawned their breakup. "It's all over," a close family friend told Woman's Day. "James had huge reservations about Mariah's new reality TV show and the fact that she was willing to expose their lives to the world."
With all of this legal back and forth, it will be interesting to see if the hitmaker gets her $50 mil. With a closet full of Grammys and a reality show in the works, you never know when you might need some new shoes. Pouring one out for this power couple (and perhaps Packer's bank account). Although when you're a billionaire, what's a measly $50 mil check? Ahh, must be the life.