Mariah Carey worried about "disappointing" James Packer when she postponed their wedding.
The ‘Hero’ hitmaker and her manager Stella were concerned that juggling plans for the nuptials – which were ultimately cancelled as the couple split in October – with her European tour were too stressful, so felt it for the best to delay the ceremony until Mariah’s professional commitments were fulfilled.
Stella asked: "I feel like you’ll be putting your professional life before your personal life and it makes me feel bad but dare I say, do you postpone the wedding?"
Mariah admitted: "It is slightly overwhelming because we are pretty much putting together this entire tour in two weeks. You know…there’s a lot to think about."
Later in the opening episode of the 46-year-old star’s new reality show, ‘Mariah’s World’, Mariah said: "I just…I don’t…I don’t know because he keeps asking what we’re doing with the dates and when he asks…I don’t want to disappoint him and I feel really bad.
"And so now I’m sitting here going, ‘How do I even do this?’ "
Stella reassured her client that the Australian billionaire loves her "so much" and is always "supportive" of her decisions, prompting Mariah to say: "OK, maybe we do the tour and then figure it out afterwards and do it right. You know it’s not an easy call to make.
"This is a hard decision to make, I’m not sitting around like, ‘Oh just blow off the wedding.’ I’m sitting here going, ‘How am I supposed to fulfill my professional obligations and not disappoint James?’"
Mariah then called James to break the news, and later admitted: "I feel bad because I know I’ve disappointed James by postponing the wedding. But what I need to focus on right now is this tour."
But it wasn’t just because of the tour that Stella wanted the ‘Fantasy’ hitmaker to delay the wedding, as she also had concerns about the pre-nuptial agreement the businessman had had drawn up.
She admitted: "I’m actually relieved that Mariah wants to postpone her wedding because I’ve been dealing with this pre-nup and it’s definitely not the most romantic thing I’ve read I’ll tell you that.
"So I feel like we should meet our professional obligations first before jumping into any personal commitments at this moment."
After the couple split, it was revealed the document included clauses that James would not pay for clothes for Mariah and her ex-husband Nick Cannon’s five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, any gift worth over $250,000 had to be accompanied by a note stating it was a present or the giver retained ownership, and the investor had to approve the ‘One Sweet Day’ singer’s requests to use a private jet for her own use.