James Packer has had a topsy-turvy 2016, starting with an engagement and new casino deals for Crown Resorts, and ending in divorce.
The gambling mogul even found time to give up much of his control over the Crown board.
Now his ex-fiancee, Mariah Carey, has been spotted in the arms of her back-up dancer just weeks after splitting from the Australian gaming giant.
And after rumours stretching back several months, the singer has confirmed she is in a relationship with a dancer who is 13 years her junior.
It’s fair to say 33-year-old Bryan Tanaka probably has the moves over the 49-year-old casino boss. And if pictures published by The Sun Online are anything to go by, the romance is very much on.
Images showed Tanaka wrapping legs and torsos with the US diva during a holiday in Hawaii.
Indeed, Tanaka could well be the secret man with whom the mother-of-two was having an alleged secret fling when she split from Packer.
The scenes of Carey and her new man form part of the footage from the singer’s new reality TV show, Mariah’s World, on the E! channel.
The show follows the American chanteuse as she jets around the world. Packer was due to make a small appearance but apparently frowned upon Carey discussing the relationship in her show.
Multi-Million Dollar Wedding Plans Over
Packer and Carey were first spotted arm in arm on a holiday to Italy earlier last year. The pair showed no signs of covering up the relationship and duly got engaged in January.
Massive plans came out about the pair’s proposed wedding, with a Caribbean island touted as the venue for the ceremony.
Carey even showed up at the opening of Melco Crown’s Studio City resort in Macau to belt out a few tunes. Packer’s Crown Resorts holds a controlling stake in Melco Crown.
The relationship turned sour, however, after rumours of another man and concerns over her spending came out. Hollywood Life have published various sordid details about the relationship, even claiming that the pair had never slept together.
Sources told The Sun that Packer may even have used his Crown Casino powers to have Tanaka banned from Las Vegas’s Caesars Palace. Carey is currently in residence at the Strip casino resort.
Packer Ex Kate Fischer On The Attack
News of Carey’s new squeeze was barely a day old before another former fiancée of Packer went on Aussie radio to talk about their relationship.
Actress and model Kate Fischer, now known as Tziporah Malkah, shared secrets about the couple’s two-year engagement on KIIS FM this week. Fischer even penned an open letter to Carey that was published in New Idea.
In it, Fischer described how Packer’s life was governed by “hangers-on” and personal valets. The pair split in 1998 in a “mutual way”, Fischer explained.