'#WeDontKnowYou': Mariah Carey Breaks Social Media Silence Amid Breakup Rumors
The star has had several public appearances since her rumored split from her Australian billionaire beau
The star, 46, took to Instagram to show a photo of herself dressed in a cleavage-bearing black lace-up top and sharing a tight embrace with manager Stella Bulochnikov.
“#realfriends who don’t read Woman’s Day #wedontknowyou We love you #Australianlambs,” Carey captioned the photo.
In the post, Carey is referring to the Australian magazine Woman’s Day, which reported on her breakup from the Australian billionaire and with an article titled, “IT’S OVER: James Packer dumps Mariah Carey.” The article also includes rumors about Carey’s alleged wrongdoings in the couple’s relationship.
She makes it clear, however, that she loves her fans — better known as her adoring “lambs” — from Down Under. Her hashtag “Australian lambs,” refers to her loyal followers living in Australia.
While sources told PEOPLE that the pair actually split last moth during a vacation-gone-wrong in Greece, Carey gathered together her friends, including the backup dancer Packer was reportedly jealous of, for a night out at Nobu on Thursday. Carey was spotted again on Saturday night with the same backup dancer, and the two got dinner at Los Angeles’ Catch restaurant with a group of girlfriends. The star opted to swap hands and wore her $10 million engagement ring on her right hand.
After the end of their two-year romance was announced, reasons for the breakup have been swirling. A source close to Carey recently told PEOPLE the split was directly related to the mogul’s mental health.
“James has not been in a mentally healthy place,” the source said. “His behavior was not a desirable situation for Mariah so she unfortunately had to leave him.”
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A source on the Packer side refuted the allegations, however, telling PEOPLE that it’s “typical Mariah to just twist things that don’t sound good to her. They split because she has issues. James is definitely an oddball, but a brilliant great guy. To put her issues on James is ridiculous.”
“James is very private, and doesn’t need the media to be successful,” the Packer source said. “He doesn’t want to be a part of Mariah’s reality show.”
A source close to Packer adds that the two haven’t spoken since the breakup news and that the Australian businessman is focusing on his work.