Mariah Carey has replaced ex-fiance James Packer with a younger man. He is Bryan Tanaka, a 33-year-old choreographer.
“They were all over each other, making out and not wanting to be more than a few feet apart,” an eyewitness tells HNGN.
The 46-year-old singer and Tanaka spent some time at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui. Carey had a one-night performance at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu last November 25.
Earlier, the singer spent Thanksgiving with her 5-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, and ex-husband Nick Cannon.
Mariah seemed comfortable with the younger man, the source said. The couple did not want to be apart, even for a few inches.
Carey and Tanaka swam in the ocean, and he picked her up to kiss her. She also jumped into his arms. The dancer then ‘bent her back over his knee’ as if they were dancing. Tanaka gave her a piggyback ride. The two also took a romantic stroll along the beach, holding hands.
“They appeared to have fun and were playful with each other. Carey was kicking up the water to splash him, and he was laughing,” the source adds.
Tanaka reportedly caused the breakup between the singer and the Aussie casino mogul, sources said.
The billionaire supposedly got angry when Carey gave Tanaka a lap dance during a show in South Africa in May 2016. He reportedly raged at Tanaka at one of the singer’s shows in June 2016, according to TMZ. It was “unclear whether it got physical,” sources said. But there was reportedly a lot of screaming involved, they said.
Carey and Packer got engaged in January. They went on vacation in his yacht in Mykonos, Greece in October. The vacation was meant to patch things up. However, things got awry.
While still on vacation, the billionaire dumped his fiancée. At the time, Carey had already bought her wedding gown.
They agreed to talk about their relationship on October 26. On the same day they agreed to meet, Woman’s Day Australia reported their engagement was off. It was quoting sources close to Packer.
The billionaire was reportedly turned off by Carey’s ‘lavish lifestyle.’ “James is very generous, but Mariah takes it to the next level,” an insider told the magazine.