Bryan Tanaka Says Seeing Mariah Carey and James Packer Together Is a 'Big Reality Check'
When James Packer visited Mariah Carey, it was hard for her backup dancer (and rumored beau) to swallow
The E! docu-series showed Carey, 46, and Tanaka, 33, spending some quality time together on her European tour — even though the dancer was injured and Carey’s manager was ready to send him home due to his inability to perform.
However, the flirtatious friendship comes to a halt when Packer arrives at a birthday party for Carey’s manager. The couple were being “touchy feely,” leaving Tanaka devastated.
“Seeing Mariah and James connect is super weird for me because I haven’t really seen it before,” Tanaka, who admitted he was falling for the pop star, said. “I feel like I’ve been living in this fantasy for a while and all of a sudden this is like a big reality check.”
Carey was also struggling with the situation.
“I don’t know what to do,” she said of being at the party with her then-fiancé and Tanaka. “This is crazy.”
The episode also showed the iconic singer having her final fitting for her wedding gown, with 5-year-old daughter Monroe and Tanaka along for the ride.
“Seeing in Mariah in that dress, it’s definitely a wake-up call. I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, wedding,’ ” Tanaka shared.
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Over the weekend, the duo were spotted holding hands after a night on the town in London.
Just a few days ago, the rumored couple were spotted spending time together in Los Angeles. Before crossing the pond, the two were seen leaving a sushi restaurant in Malibu.