The past two years have been a whirlwind love affair for Mariah Carey and her billionaire boyfriend James Packer, resulting in a marriage proposal last January and a whole lot of vacations on matching his and hers luxury yachts. But this week, news broke that not everything was as picture perfect between the pair as their mutual passion for Mariah’s greatest hits would have you believe. Despite multiple sources confirming that their relationship is officially over, clearly, the diva is still holding on to one thing, stepping out to dinner on Thursday night looking totally carefree, and still sporting her massive 35-carat engagement ring.
While sources have told People that the two actually split back in September during a vacation in Greece, Carey gathered together her friends, including the backup dancer Packer was allegedly jealous of, for a night out at Nobu in Malibu with the $10 million bauble still on her left hand ring finger. But despite the ring on her finger, the pop star looked ready to mingle in lace-up platform heels, red leather pants, a black leather jacket, and a very sexy, semi-sheer lace-up bra.
According to a source, when the singer was at the restaurant, “She was with a group of friends. She had fun and sipped champagne. She was very dressed up, wore her engagement ring and seemed in a great mood. She wanted to show James that she isn’t sitting at home crying. She doesn’t seem too concerned.”
To quote Carey’s own lyrics, “So I packed up my Louis Vuitton, jumped in your ride and took off, you’ll never ever find a girl who loves you more than me, I gotta shake you off.”
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