Mariah Carey has revealed that she left ex-fiancé James Packer out of her new memoir for not having a "physical" relationship.
Years after rumors circulated that the couple had failed to complete their 18-month romance, nine of which were engaged, the 50-year-old singing superstar told The Guardian that their relationship "doesn't matter."
When asked why the Australian billionaire didn't appear in The Meaning of Mariah Carey, the star said, "If it was about a relationship that matters, it is in the book." If not, it hasn't happened … We didn't have a physical relationship, to be honest. "
Revelation: Mariah Carey has revealed that she left ex-fiancé James Packer out of her new memoir for not having a "physical" relationship
Elsewhere in her interview, the New York native touched on the persistent "diva" and "high-maintenance" tags that have followed her for much of her career, which in large part is her taste for the finer things in life is due.
& # 39; you know what? I don't give s ** t. I am very high maintenance because I deserve to be at this point. That may sound arrogant, but I hope you put it in context of coming out of nowhere. If I can't be high maintenance after all my life fucked my ass, sorry – I didn't know we all had to be low maintenance. "
When asked if she minds being called a diva, the Grammy winner replied, “No! Who cares? Honest! "Oh my god they call me a diva – I think I'm going to cry!" You think of the grand scheme of things in my life that is really important to me, to be called a diva? I am, bitches, that's right! "
Example: The Exes first met in 2013 before starting a romance in 2015. Their engagement was announced in January 2016, but their romance ended a few months later
While her unhappy relationship with Packer, 53, didn't cut the cut for her book, her night of passion with baseball star Derek Jeter, 46, did when she revealed he was the second man she was intimate with, after hers first husband Tommy, 71.
Carey writes in her anthology: “Everything was so new and sweet, except for the smooth texture of his honey-dipped skin. This is how it should feel. & # 39;
It shouldn't last, however, as Carey said, "DJ was a love in my life, not my life."
Nick Cannon, 39, previously revealed he was unfamiliar with the star until they tied the knot after a whirlwind romance in 2008 – and it's believed she also wanted to wait for the wedding to be swapped, when it came to packers.
Mariah and the twice-divorced billionaire Packer were introduced to the home by Hollywood producer Brett Ratner in Packers Aspen, Colorado in late 2013.
Ouch: When asked why the Australian billionaire didn't appear in The Meaning of Mariah Carey, she told The Guardian, "If it was about a relationship that matters, it's in the book."
The next time they met again with Ratner at a film premiere in Los Angeles in July 2014, they hit it off immediately.
Before the relationship became public, Carey and her twins Monroe and Moroccan Packer accompanied on his yacht Arctic P on a Mediterranean cruise in May 2015.
They weren't photographed together until June 2015 when they were seen holding hands on the Italian island of Capri.
Packer suggested getting on one knee in a New York restaurant on January 21, 2016 to show off a 35-carat engagement ring due to get married on March 1 of this year in Bora Bora.
Packer said there were "problems" negotiating a marriage agreement that it was reported could have benefited Carey up to $ 30 million.
Fateful Meeting: Mariah and the twice-divorced billionaire Packer were introduced at home by Hollywood producer Brett Ratner in Packers Aspen, Colorado in late 2013
In 2017, Packer made his first public comments on the breakdown of his relationship with Carey, telling The Australian: I was at a low point in my personal life.
& # 39; She was nice, exciting and funny. Mariah is a woman of substance. She is very smart. But it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me. & # 39;
When asked about Packer's whereabouts in early 2017, Carey said, "I don't know where the mother is."
In March 2018, she told People magazine, “I wonder what I was thinking … The whole situation was a whirlwind. But I wish him all the best. & # 39;
Packer had similar news for Carey when speaking with Nine Entertainment in Australia late last month. "I wish her all the best," he said.
Book: Carey writes in her memoir about her brief affair with baseball star Derek Jeter (left, 1998). Her toxic marriage to Sony boss Tommy Mottola (right, 1996) is also included in the book
Friendly exes: The star shares nine-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with ex-husband Nick Cannon, whom she was married to for eight years until 2016. Image 2018
(tagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) tvshowbiz (t) Mariah Carey