The End of Estrangement? Mariah Carey’s Sister Wants To Reunite After 18 Years

May 29, 2012  |  

Mariah Carey and her sister Alison have only spoken once since 1994 but the estranged sibling of one of the best voices in the industry wants to change all that now, namely so she can meet her niece and nephew, Roc and Roe. She told the NY Post:

“I want to reach out to my sister and tell her how much I miss her and how proud I am that we are family.

“We may be apart now, and it has been many years since we last spoke. But to me, despite all the bad times and the arguments, she will always be my baby sister.”

There have been a lot of stories about why the sisters are estranged, particularly because they live drastically different lives. Alison is reportedly an adult escort who has been busted for prostitution twice and who advertises her business in the Long Island edition of The mother of four is also said to be HIV-positive and has had multiple stints in rehab paid for by Mariah, although she insists she is reduced to prostitution because her family refuses to help her financially.

It’s not hard to see why Mariah might distance herself and likely her twins Moroccan and Monroe who turned a year old last month, but Alison insists her only motivation to reconnect with Mariah is to congratulate her sister and her brother-in-law.

“I am sure Mariah is going to be a fantastic mother and her husband Nick Cannon, who I’ve heard nothing but good things about, will be a great father.”

I wonder if Mariah checks on her nieces and nephews at all. I can’t imagine what their lives must be like. Do you think Mariah should reunite with Alison after all this time?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • Hadrian Embalsado

    She’s mentioned in Mariah’s song, Petals.

  • delorest

    Those people who grew up in Long Island and knew this family tell a different story. Mariah’s mother divorced their dad and took up with another man. Alison went to lve with her father. Mariah and their brother Morgan remained with the mother. The new boy friend was abusive to the point that he pulled a gun on the brother—Morgan. Morgan moved out on his on. Mariah seemingly lucked out and was able to find success. All 3 kids had a tough upbringing. It would be nice if Mariah (or her Mom) would try to help the sister.

  • Isabella

    I’m actually friends with Carmella who is Alison’s daughter and Alison is still taking care of her and her siblings. I’ve never actually met Alison but I only know Carmella from horseback riding.

  • AC

    Family is family. My mom was a junkie and I still couldn’t imagine cutting ties with her. Mariah should keep some type of contact with her.

  • AC

    Family is family. My mom was a junkie and I still couldn’t imagine cutting ties with her. Mariah should keep some type of contact with her.

  • thomasclemons5

    Drugs ain’t no joke

  • unque43

    Family should always fix the rip that keeps them apart. With that being said, is it an moral issue to financially take care of sibilings?  I don’t think so. If Mariah wants to help her sister financially then bravo for her, but by no means do I feel she has too. If she is prostituting thats the way she chose to support herself. Mariah should not feel guilty for her sister’s trangressions. If you help someone and after doing so they continue their downward fall then you have done your part and should go about your life. Not saying that you should give up on them completely, but you should never allow them to keep you from living your life fully. I know I have done so with my life and now that I am older they show they did not appreciate the time I have given trying to support them. Years of putting my education off. Now they look at me and say so, you chose to help and put off your life I didn’t asked you. So now that I learned to see about be first. I am much older trying to do the things I always wanted to do for me.

  • None of our business. We do not know the whole story.

  • Jackiem

    The sister says that she was reduced to prostitution b/c her family refused to help her financially.  That statement is an indicator that she is doing the blame game and that she hasnt changed completely.  The fact that the mother is raising her 4 children is proof that she is being helped financially.  And I can only assume that Mariah is giving her mother some form of financial support.  I cant imagine being estranged from my sister.  And if my sister was HIV positive that would be a reason for me to reconcile.  But on the same note -right now – I am considering disowning a family member (former drug addict, just released from prison) because she is bitter, back stabbing, and a user.  So I know what Mariah has on her plate.

  • superwoman

    Mariah should reach out to her sister, but from a distance. I don’t see the harm in letting her sister meet the twins (if that is really all she is wanting to do). Although it sounds like the sister is still on that bull**** saying that she has to prostitute because her family will not help her financially. The question I have is why do people think it is their family’s responsibility to take care of them when they go out in the world and make bad choices. I have a brother who does that then expects the fam to constantly pick up the pieces.  Go out and get a REAL job like everyone else and leave the darn drugs alone.

  • So sickof family drama

    The very fact that she is publicly discussing Mariah shows that she is ALL ABOUT HERSELF and still trying to get money out of Mariah.
    My brother is the same way- tells lies upon lies to get back in good, then BAM…ur wallet is gone, ur tv is gone, ur designer bags are gone and they right back on that dope

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  • Jaida Bang

    It’s a shame that they are estranged. I can’t imagine my sister doing anything to make me just throw her away like that, but then again, my sister is not a drug addict. and when dealing with an addict, you aren’t dealing with the real person, only the drug.

  • I tend to give family more passes than friends but this chick sounds shady.  She doesn’t seem quite ready to completely change her life.  Until she is, Mariah should keep her distance.

  • Annie

    When it comes to family……they are who they are. Who are we to judge she not my sister. I think she should reunite with her sister. We get to choose our friends but not our family……especially if she is sober now.

  • Gailj57

    I hate to say this, especially with family being so important, but when you have a family member like this, it is best to say hello from a distance….2-300 miles away.  From what I have heard and read in the past, Mariah’s mother is taking care of the children, with Mariah’s financial backing.  Mariah has her own family to take care of, she doesn’t need the added burden of a sister with suspicious motives. 

  • Jus’ Sayin”

    i’d send her some photos and a talking greeting card and keep it movin’

    • MissK

      a talking greeting card…….. Lmao
      A mess!

  • Aminah

    If this is true her first step to reconciliation should be to stay away from the NY Post.

    • THANK YOU!!!! This is what I said… If you are serious about reuniting with your sister, then you should have reached out to her privately… not via newspaper

  • Mariah has to protect her family. I know her sister is family, but once you choose a path of destruction, you lose status. No offense but, “Hide Ya Kids!” Something tells me this chick wants some money.

  • Pebbles

    I hope she’s not still on the streets at her age, anybody know what happened to her four children?

  • Sharon

    Mariah has tried to help Alison clean up her act for years by paying for her rehabilitation and living expenses until she realized she was only enabling her more. Let her see the babies but do not invite her into your life Mariah you do not owe her anything more your children come first. Good luck to you Alison  I hope you get off the streets before it is too late.

  • Gimmeabreak78

    Mariah (not that you are reading this), stay far, far away from any family member living a lifestyle that destructive.  She will only serve to bring misery and frustration to your life until she decides on her own that she’s reached rock bottom.   You and your children don’t deserve to be dragged into her hole with her. 

    • Marty

      They havent spoken in 18 years what the hell makes you ASSUME this poor women is still on drugs or doing other illegal things. “people that live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”…as if YOU ARE PERFECT. LOL morons.

      • Gimmeabreak78

        I think the “moron” in the situation is the person who waits until two weeks after someone posts a comment on a thread and hurls useless insults. Have a nice life.

  • Guest

    What ever Mariah decides…. good luck to that. Addiction is rough and I wouldn’t wish it on any family.

    • Marty

      I agree!

  • tee teeh

    Mariah looked just like her sister when she played on precious.

  • Kitsy

    I remember reading about this sister and she and Mariah’s estrangement years ago. Actually, I thought she had full-blown AIDS and might have passed away by now. I also thought I read that Mariah’s mom had custody of the kids and Mariah helped support and raise them. I don’t think Mariah owes her anything, especially if she’s still out there prostituting and doing drugs after she was offered help. If you try to help someone time and time again and they don’t want to do better then you have to cut them loose and go on with your own life.

    • Marty

      Did we just read the same article? Ignorance is BLISS….’
      Actually, I thought she had full-blown AIDS and might have passed away by now.’ some people should just pack up their PC, Laptops, Ipads and such devices and return them to their manufacturers as you clearly are not good at comprehending a simple article and are overly opinionated and make the silliest of all assumptions.