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You Could Be Sitting Next to Mariah Carey

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Psst! Slowly discreetly take a peek at the person next to you.

About 40 years old? Maybe five-foot-nine? Hanging out with a Nick Cannon lookalike?

You may be standing right next to Mariah Carey.

“I go for walks in a semi-disguise. That’s fun to me,” Carey, who plays a dowdy welfare case worker in Precious tells AOL’s Popeater. “I like to go to public places and do things that I would never get a chance to do. The other night, I went out wearing all Nick’s clothes.”

But it’s not a foolproof disguise – especially when she’s hanging out with her hubby.

“The thing is, if they recognize him, they’re going to [recognize me],” she says. “If he’s holding someone’s hand and walking with them, they’re going to look and go, ‘Who is he with?’ ”

But the fact that she has someone’s hand to hold is still something she sees as a miracle. The two married in May 2008.

“I guess I almost didn’t believe in it,” she says. “I didn’t really trust people. I didn’t really trust what it would be like to be in a relationship again because I’d been, you know So many times it had been disappointing. But the situation with Nick is totally different because we’re very similar.”

One thing they apparently have in common: a love of the Bible.

“I have been reading that Bible pretty much every night for years, and I learned a lot,” she says. “Now I have to figure out, okay, what’s my next Bible? … I’m not a religious fanatic. It’s just I do feel calmer when I read even just a little bit of the Bible and go to sleep.”