During a romantic vacation off the coast of Greece, the couple had a humungous fight.
“Something really bad” had happened, sources close to Carey told TMZ, and just like that, the fairytale was over. Packer and Carey went their separate ways, although she reportedly only heard that the engagement was over with via the news when Packer described the whole thing as a “mistake.”
Both sides have their own versions of what happened.
Carey claims Packer did something untoward towards her assistant, and Packer claims Carey’s exorbitant spending, diva ways, and her reality show were to blame. He also cited the constant presence of her manager, Stella Bulochnikov.
“[Packer] cannot tolerate her dictator style,” an insider told Woman’s Day. “He can’t cop her at all.”
So Carey did what every self-respecting diva would do – she demanded a settlement.
Carey asked for a $50 million “inconvenience fee” from Packer for the cost of uprooting her life and her children to Los Angeles to be with the billionaire. She further cited missed revenue from varied concerts she canceled while they were together, and also the financial promises Packer made to her.
She also quickly moved on to a newer, hotter man.
Packer had reportedly been jealous of Carey’s backup dancer, Bryan Tanaka, and it looks he had just cause. Carey quickly moved on with Bryan, and the couple were soon spotted up and down the tabloids.
This week, news emerged that Carey had gotten her way again.
Theblast reports that Carey and Packer had quietly settled the matter a few months back. Carey reportedly got $5-$10 million for her inconvenience, and she got to keep the ring.
She now wears it on her middle finger.