Mariah Carey, James Packer ‘trying to work it out,’ says rep

Mariah Carey (L) and James Packer at the G'Day USA gala on January 28. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) — Mariah Carey and James Packer reportedly haven’t closed the door on their relationship yet.

The 46-year-old singer’s rep responded to rumors Thursday that Carey and Packer ended their engagement due to tensions over the star’s forthcoming reality show, “Mariah’s World,” and extravagant spending.

Carey’s spokesperson told Entertainment Tonight that Carey and Packer haven’t seen each other since they had a fight during their trip to Greece in September. The pair plan to release an official statement once they determine their future.

“The fight was not because of any cheating allegations or excessive spending by Mariah,” the rep said, adding that Packer is “one of the most successful businessmen in the world.”

“They are trying to work it out,” the spokesperson revealed. “Right now, they’re not sure if they will stay together.”

Packer’s rep told People that the numerous rumors surrounding the split are “simply untrue.” One such report is that Carey ended the relationship after Packer failed to be “present for Mariah or her family.”

“[It’s] typical Mariah to just twist things that don’t sound good to her. They split because she has issues,” a source close to Packer told the magazine.

“James is definitely an oddball, but a brilliant, great guy. To put her issues on James is ridiculous,” the insider added. “[They] definitely won’t be getting back together now.”

Carey and Packer got engaged in January after less than a year of dating. The singer, who was previously married to actor Nick Cannon, told E! News at the time that she was feeling “fantastic” and looking forward to the wedding.


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