Rebound: Mariah Carey Seen Kissing And Canoodling With Backup Dancer

December 1, 2016  |  

If I had to imagine Mariah Carey’s thought process these days, I would think it goes something like, “This broken engagement is not going to hold me down…I know what I’ll do, I’ll pull a Britney or a J Lo and start dating my backup dancer. That’ll f*ck em up!”


When rumors started swirling that Mariah had moved on from former fiancé James Packer and was taking up with one of her background dancer Bryan Tanaka, I thought it was too wild to be true. Perhaps they’re just really close friends. Maybe they’re just the touchy-feely type. Or perhaps, in an attempt to get people to watch her reality show, now that there’s no longer a wedding, it would be advantageous to stage a new relationship. That last one is still a possibility.

And while I dismissed the rumors earlier, the images of Carey and Tanaka frolicking and even kissing on the beach are a little too salacious to ignore, regardless of the reason they were initially taken.

Who knows what’s really going on here. But I’d love to hear your theories in the comment section below.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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