Most of us (sadly) hear about the pains of divorce all too often — whether it is affecting us personally or a family member. But what about the women and men who suffer from heartbreak before they even say their "I do's"? One of Hollywood's most beloved stars, Mariah Carey, is going through this very situation after calling off her engagement to James Packer recently. The "We Belong Together"singer is feeling a tidal wave of emotions during this difficult time, especially after seeing a trailer for her E! Entertainment docuseries called "Mariah's World" where she tries on glittery wedding dresses in front of the camera. Carey looks absolutely radiant in the trailer, sporting a V-neck, body-hugging gown and a veil that even gets us a little teary-eyed.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, the "Glitter" actress explained how she felt reliving those moments while watching her reality TV show's trailer. She told the celebrity news network, "All of those moments are bittersweet. But you just have to focus on whatever you're focusing on and keep it moving." It's a good motto in theory, but we have a feeling Carey needs to let herself grieve — at least for a little bit!
As for why Carey and her billionaire fiancé split up? Rumors have it that he was particularly unpleased with a relationship his fiancé had with one of her backup dancers. He also (reportedly) wasn't a huge fan of the reality TV show to begin with, so there's that. According to NY Daily News, "The pair broke up at the end of the summer after a blowout fight while yachting in Greece" and that "Packer is reportedly barely present in the reality series and reports have circulated that he requested to be edited out of all footage." Ouch!
But Mariah isn't agreeing with those rumors. On "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" last week, the singer said her ex-fiancé's request to be cut out of footage is simply an allegation and by no means the truth. She also opened up about how she's doing while dealing with her split saying, "I think I'm doing well...everything happens for a reason. Things are the way they are."