Mariah Carey and her Australian businessman sweetheart, James Packer, are now officially engaged. Mariah’s man proposed to her in her hometown Thursday, confirmed E! News.
This will be the third marriage for both, who first went public with their relationship last summer while vacationing in Italy. Packer was married to singer and model Erica Packer from 2007 until the couple split in 2013. Before that, he had a three-year marriage to model and fashion designer Jodhi Meares.
Carey was hitched to music executive Tommy Mottola before marrying Nick Cannon; the two have twins, Monroe and Moroccan. And though the pair have divorced, they still make holidays a family affair — spending Thanksgiving together.
Now Carey and Packer can start their own traditions. And apparently Carey’s ring is a sparkler, at about 35 carats. She’s sporting the bling after the two’s relationship of six months, but the engagement likely comes as no surprise to family and friends. Carey and Packer met in 2014 and hit it off right away.
In November, the Grammy winner told Steve Harvey of her first meeting with Packer in Aspen, saying that she remembers “talking and laughing” with her now-fiancé from the start. Sounds like a solid way to start a life together.