James Packer and Mariah Carey seemed like a match made in frivolous, celebrity heaven: him, a billionaire who’s been married to models and her, a Grammy-award winning singer who is known for sprinkling her fabulousness all over Instagram.
So it was quite the shock when the pair revealed they had called off their engagement, with Carey keeping her $10 million engagement ring and demanding a $50 million settlement for the “inconvenience” of the split.
Almost a year after the split, Packer, who just celebrated his 50th birthday, has spoken for the first time about what led to the breakup, in an interview with The Weekend Australian Magazine.
Packer said at the time he and Carey got together he was "at a low point in my person life".
"[Film producer] Brett Ratner put Mariah and me together. She was kind, exciting and fun. Mariah is a woman of substance. She is very bright," he said.
"But it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me."
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