Did Mariah Carey just get engaged to her billionaire boyfriend James Packer? That’s the burning question her legion of fans are asking after noticing a sparkly diamond on her ring finger while with him Down Under. But on closer inspection it might be her beloved butterfly band.
Mariah Carey dahling, do you have a secret to share with your beloved lambs? The glamorous 45-year-old diva is always dripping in diamonds at personal appearances and her latest one at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia has people talking. She accompanied boyfriend James Packer to an event there Dec. 30, just one of many properties the billionaire owns, and she had fans a flutter that the hard to see bauble on her left ring finger might be a post-Christmas engagement ring from James. But others believe it’s just a weird shot of the sparkly butterfly ring she’s sported for nearly a decade. Which one is it?[hl_amazon_ns]
It looks to us like it’s probably the butterfly number, which she used as a very public way to show the world that she and Nick Cannon had split when she took off the giant diamond he gave her and moved her precious winged ring in its place. It’s one of her favorite pieces of jewelry and the one of a kind number has been fluttering about her fingers for years now.
A close inspection of her Instagram shows a de-glammed Mariah with no jewelry on her fingers Dec. 29, and if Mariah was actually engaged, you better believe she’s be letting the entire world know! Instead she posted a photo of herself in front of a private plane waving to the camera with a caption, “That jet-set life” while her left hand is ring-free. Get Mariah’s Greatest Hits album by clicking here.
What IS shocking though is that James has managed to pry Mimi out of her beloved Aspen, CO where she usually rings in her New Year’s, so that alone is a pretty big sign how serious she is about him. Mariah’s even performing a New Year’s Eve show at his casino so she’ll definitely be getting a big kiss as midnight hits in Melbourne. Also significant is this visit marks the first time she’s ventured to James’ native Australia since they began dating in June 2015.
HollywoodLifers, do you think that’s an engagement ring or her butterfly ring?