Uh oh! Mariah Carey and James Packer may have finally got engaged, but they forgot one important detail: neither of them are divorced from their spouses yet! Nick Cannon and Erica Packer want the lovebirds to know, um, BTW, we’ve still got some things to settle!
Mariah Carey, 45, and James Packer, 48, can’t get married just yet; they’re still married to Nick Cannon, TK, and Erica Packer, respectively! Mariah and James got engaged on January 21, but they need to make their splits with their exes completely official before tying the knot! What’s holding things up?
Mariah and Nick have been separated for quite some time, but they are not officially divorced, according to TMZ. Mariah and Nick sources told the outlet that they haven’t divorced just yet because they haven’t settled their financial issues that will arise from dissolving their marriage — even though they have a prenup.
When Mariah and Nick decided to divorce in August, money was a huge issue. They were fighting heatedly. The exes were seen at a dinner in Malibu with their lawyers attempting to settle things, and it looks like their issues still haven’t been resolved. What’s it going to take for Mariah and James to be able to get married?
James is still married to Erica, though it’s unclear what’s keeping them from sealing their 2013 split. Laws in Australia have “slowed the process way down,” according to TMZ, but there’s no word on why that is. There’s no animosity on either part, though; Erica’s moved on and is dating Seal.
Mariah and James’ engagement came as a shock; the couple have only been dating for eight months! His proposal was grand. James flew Mariah and her closest friends to NYC on January 21 and proposed at a private dinner with a massive, 35 carat ring. The ring cost a whopping $10 million, but that’s chump change for the Australian billionaire! Nick was very surprised to hear that Mariah was getting married again so quickly, but there’s no animosity.
He congratulated his ex with a hilarious Instagram meme showing Kevin Hart leaning over Nick’s hospital bedside. It’s captioned “It’s just a ring, Nick…” He wrote “#AllLove. Congrats to @MariahCarey and James! May God Bless Your Future Union #GreatPeople #GreatCouple.” So sweet! Now time to officially divorce! CLICK HERE to buy Mariah’s album!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Mariah and James aren’t divorced from their spouses yet? Tell us in the comments!