Mariah Carey loves her some serious bling. If you didn't know, it's been a little over a year since the singer and billionaire James Packer ended their engagement, but it appears as though Carey isn't ready to part ways with her $10 million, 35-carat diamond ring (insane, we know). Diamonds are a girl's best friend, right?
During the V magazine dinner honoring Karl Lagerfeld on Monday night, the singer sported the eye-popping ring as she attended the event with current boyfriend Bryan Tanaka. Carey appeared giddy as ever as she was snapped with the flashy diamond on full display, opting to wear it on her right hand middle finger. Perhaps the ring serves as a great accessory?
Rewinding the clock a bit, Carey and Packer called it quits in January 2016, and according to TMZ, the couple's relationship had been "plagued with issues," although the reason behind their split is a bit murky. According to the news outlet, Packer had ended the relationship after it was alleged that Carey had "sort of rendezvous with one of the dancers in her Vegas show." Coincidentally, Tanaka had served as one of the singer's backup dancers during the performance.
People previously alleged that the couple split after they got into an argument during a vacation in Greece. “James has not been in a mentally healthy place and has not been present for Mariah or her family,” a source close to Carey previously told the publication. “His behavior was not a desirable situation for Mariah so she unfortunately had to leave him.”
Packer has since opened up about the breakup, claiming that his relationship with the singer was due to a lapse in judgment. “I was at a low point in my personal life,” the billionaire businessman recently told The Australian. “She was kind, exciting, and fun. Mariah is a woman of substance. But it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me.”