James Packer was head over heels for Mariah Carey just weeks prior to their split. As TMZ first reported and as confirmed to Us Weekly, the billionaire businessman sent the pop diva love-filled emails, asking her to “marry me soon.”
"I'm in love with you and can't wait to get married and be together forever,” Packer also wrote to Carey in emails obtained by the site. “There's a song I'm listening to now that's got lots of meanings and I hope it makes u smile. When you get caught between the moon and New York City best that you can do is fall in love."
Packer also referred to Carey as “MCP” in the emails, a.k.a. Mariah Carey Packer.
"All my love, laughter, light, respect and appreciation and admiration … Thank you my fiancee and soulmate,” he wrote in a message with the subject line: "Will U marry me soon MCP pls -:)))))."
As previously reported, Carey was blindsided by reports of the split.
“She read the news in Woman's Day Australia that said he dumped her," an insider previously told Us. "Mariah knew they were having problems, but all relationships have issues — it wasn't the kind of thing where she thought she'd read in the paper that she got dumped. … She was devastated; she was shocked."
The Australian outlet was first to report that Carey and Packer’s engagement was over last week. The singer’s rep then confirmed the news to Entertainment Tonight, revealing that the duo got into a fight while on vacation in Greece last month.
While her rep maintains there was no infidelity or excessive spending to blame, another source told Us that Packer wasn’t into living his life in the spotlight.
"He's more private," the insider said. "She always has her whole entourage and he couldn't take that. … Being in such a public relationship was fun for James at first, but then it got to be too much and he wanted his normal life back." A second source also told Us that Carey felt Packer wasn’t “present enough.” A rep for Packer told Us, however, “this is simply untrue."
Now that they're broken up, Carey may still keep the 35-carat engagement ring that Packer proposed to her with in January. As explained by attorney Stacy D. Phillips the law in California states that if “the donor breaks it off, then the recipient can keep the ring.”
“She doesn't have to give the ring back because she didn't call off the engagement,” a source also explained to Us on Monday, October 31. “She had every intention of marrying him — she had a dress, her daughter had a dress, they were excited, they were making wedding plans. Then, on the last day [of their Greek vacation], he said, 'I can't do this anymore, this is just too much.’”
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