Mariah Carey stays positive amidst split
Mariah Carey is staying positive in the wake of her split from James Packer.
The ‘Without You’ hitmaker will continue to film scenes for her documentary ‘Mariah’s World’ despite the fact it was supposed to partly focus on her wedding plans as she prepared to tie the knot with the Australian billionaire.
She said: "Oh, I can’t give somebody that much power. Are you kidding me? … You gotta keep on pushing."
Asked if the rumours she is dating her backup dancer, Bryan Tanaka, are true, she added: "I refuse to answer under the grounds that it may incriminate me."
Since her split from Nick Cannon, the 46-year-old singer has remained close to her ex for the sake of their five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.
She shared: "It’s important for the kids. He’s part of their lives forever."
Mariah’s kids make a number of appearances in her documentary but she insists she never forced them to star in the show and always ensured they were "comfortable".
She told The Today Show: "I wanted to make sure that [the kids] were comfortable at all times. I never want to be like a stage mom. That’s not me."
Meanwhile, a source previously claimed that Mariah is "ready to move on" from James.
They said: "She’s ready to move on. She feels like she dodged a bullet … The negotiations aren’t going well. At the best, she’ll keep the ring."
Time has been the best healer for Mariah as she was "devastated" by the split soon after it happened.
An insider added: "The split has been devastating for Mariah. She loved James and was planning to marry him … She made life changes for this man to prepare for their future as husband and wife, even relocating to Los Angeles, at James’ request, so he could be closer to his children. Everything she has done over the past year is to prove how fully committed she is to their life together. She really wanted this to work. And then, completely out of the blue, it imploded."