Aloha! Newly single Mariah Carey is getting hot and heavy with her backup dancer Bryan Tanaka. The Mariah’s World star was photographed kissing and packing on the PDA with Tanaka in Hawaii on Monday, November 28, just one month after calling off her engagement.
As previously reported by Us, the duo spent some quality time together at Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort after the “Fantasy” singer’s three shows in Honolulu.
“They were all over each other, making out and not wanting to be more than a few feet apart,” an eyewitness previously told Us of the pair. “They swam in the ocean and he picked her up to kiss her. She was jumping into his arms, and he bent her back over his knee like they were dancing. Then they walked on the beach holding hands, and he gave her a piggyback ride. They had a lot of fun together and were very playful. She was kicking up the water to splash him, and he was laughing.”
Their PDA-fest comes on the heels of Carey’s split from ex-fiancé James Packer. Though there were rumors about Tanaka’s involvement in their breakup, sources told Us at the time that he and Carey were just friends, and Carey’s rep explained this past October that the engaged couple broke things off after getting into a fight in Greece. "The fight was not because of any cheating allegations or excessive spending by Mariah," her rep explained, adding that they were "trying" to work things out.
Shortly after their split, however, rumors swirled surrounding Carey and Tanaka, 33, who even admits in a trailer for Carey’s new E! show, Mariah’s World, that he has a “crush” on the Grammy winner. Prior to their Hawaii lovefest, an insider confirmed to Us that Carey and Tanaka have a “close” bond.
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