Mariah Carey was never one to go easy on the glitz and glitter, which is why her plans for her upcoming wedding to Australian billionaire James Packer continue to surprise us. The infamous diva has been busy planning her big day while on a world tour and she's rocking a rather relaxed, laissez-faire attitude when it comes to the nuptials. If we were simultaneously planning a wedding and rocking a stage every night, we know we'd be anything but!
The Grammy winner recently hit the red carpet, where people couldn't help but notice her calm, cool, and collected demeanor — an abnormality when it comes to brides-to-be! "This is number three, you know darling," Mariah told to E! News, explaining that she's already donned the white dress twice before. Well, been there, done that, we guess?
The superstar singer has other things on her mind than wedding plans, apparently. The first promo for her new unscripted show, Mariah's World, just premiered and it shows Carey living her completely crazy life as she prepares for her around-the-world concert tour. "I have a tour to do in less than two freaking weeks. Can I please focus on the important things?" she asks in the promo. Guess big day details like bridesmaid bouquets, table settings, and cake tastings will have to take a backseat for now.
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Being on the brink of Carey's third round of "I do's" is bringing to mind her ultra-luxe nuptials of yesteryear. The singer first wed her record producer, Tommy Mottola, back in 1993. The pair tied the knot in an lavish wedding, where Carey donned a princess-worthy ball gown, cathedral-length veil, and a tiara (of course). The couple split in 1998, but that royal bridal look will live on in wedding infamy.
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It was another 11 years before Carey tied the knot for the second time, marrying Nick Cannon in the Bahamas in 2008. But one wedding just wasn't enough for the decadent diva. Cannon and Carey returned to the altar several more times throughout their marriage to renew their vows. With "I do" locales everywhere from Disneyland to Paris, each vow renewal was even more luxe than the last! The couple divorced in 2015 with a much-publicized split.
Carey is far from the first bride to scale back on the glitz and glam for their second (or third) wedding. But we say that if you want a big bash, second-time brides should never be afraid to go for it. The "We Belong Together" singer may swear that these "I do's" won't be as over-the-top as her past two soirées, but if we know Carey, there'll definitely be a dash of glitter here or there. This is Mariah Carey, after all!