We were surprised when Mariah Carey and James Packer got engaged on Jan. 21 after only 8 months of dating. However, no one was more ‘shocked’ than ex-husband Nick Cannon, a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Here’s why.
Poor Nick Cannon, 35! He’s totally “shocked” to hear that his ex-wife Mariah Carey, 45, got engaged to billionaire James Packer, 48, on Jan. 21, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Apparently it really “stings” to see Mimi moving on. Here’s the scoop.
Nick and Mariah filed their divorce papers in Dec. 2014, and just over a year later Mariah is getting hitched again! Nick is standing behind the couple, but so quickly after their six year marriage that gave them two children ended, it makes sense that he would be surprised. “While Nick certainly supports Mariah and James’ decision to get married, he’s a little shocked,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Stream Mariah’s album #1 to Infinity RIGHT HERE.
It’s not that Nick didn’t expect Mimi to get re-hitched eventually, but she started dating James just months after their divorce. “Surely, it was in the back of his mind that the mother of his children could tie the knot again,” the source explained EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com. “And now that it’s happened, he’s a little taken back by it. It always stings when your ex moves on in a major way like marrying another man.”
Despite that, Nick is actually very happy that the couple is so solid, because he wants what’s best for their kids Moroccan and Monroe. “Nick’s adjusting. He knows James and knows that he’s a good man and he’s good with the twins,” the source continues EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com. Plus, with this being the third marriage for both of the new fiancees, Roc and Roe are about to get several new big brothers and sisters. We’re glad they they’ll all be one big happy family! Congrats, guys.
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