With a net worth of more than $500 million, Mariah Carey can afford to buy all of the jewelry her heart desires. But when it comes to the $10 million, 35-carat engagement ring the singer was given by former fiancé James Packer, she doesn’t plan on giving it back.
The pair parted ways in October, and Carey has been spotted canoodling with her backup dancer Bryan Tanaka lately. Still, that hasn’t stopped the 46-year-old from wearing the ring since her breakup. It is quite the sparkler.
When asked by Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live if she plans on returning the pricey gem, Carey responded with “Why?”
Of course, the belief is that when an engagement ends, whether or not the ring is returned depends on who called things off. Only Carey and Packer know who really hit the exit on their relationship, but considering that he is a billionaire, he likely won’t lose any sleep over that ring.
And while it hasn’t been tough walking around wearing a ring that represents an engagement that is no more, Carey has said that watching her plan her wedding to Packer on her E! reality show Mariah’s World has been very hard.
“It’s weird. she said. “This is stuff that happened in my life, for real. I just don’t want to put anybody in the position where they have to look at something they don’t want to see. And it’s hurtful. These are actually, like, real moments and so it was something that I really…[sigh] how do you talk about it? It’s also fresh. It kind of just happened.”
But when asked whether or not she was stung by the end of their relationship, Carey said no.
“I think that everything that’s meant to be is the thing that’s meant to be,” she said. “I believe that if it was supposed to happen, it would have happened.”
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