Mariah Carey opens up about her romance with James Packer

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Mariah Carey has opened up about her "fun" romance with James Packer. The 46-year-old singer has been dating the Australian billionaire since the summer – and she couldn’t be happier about their relationship.

Speaking outside the Harper's Bazaar ICONS issue party this week, Mariah told Entertainment Tonight: "It's fun, I'm not gonna lie. He's not joining me inside tonight, but we were together last night, so that was fun."

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Mariah Carey has opened up about her "fun" romance with Australian billionaire James Packer



Mariah split from her estranged husband Nick Cannon in the summer of 2014 after six years of marriage – and it's now being reported that she and James, 48, are keen to tie the knot.

"James wants to marry her sooner rather than later, and she is very open to the idea," a source previously said.

The couple are also said to have discussed starting a family together; Mariah has four-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, with Nick, while James has three children, Indigo, seven, Jackson Lloyd, five and Emmanuelle Sheelagh, two, from his previous marriage to Erica Packer, which ended in 2013 after six years.

"Mariah feels that having a child with James would be a blessing from God," another insider claimed. "She wants another child and is telling friends she's not too old."

James and Mariah's romance certainly seems to be heating up. In July, just a few weeks after their relationship went public, Mariah dedicated her performance of Hero to her boyfriend while on stage at the Caesars Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas.

"I have a new heart tonight," the singer said, to cheers and applause from the audience. "James is in my heart tonight."

Mariah and James were first linked together in June, when they were spotted enjoying a Mediterranean cruise together on board James' luxury yacht, Arctic P. It is thought the couple had known each other for a while, but their friendship only turned to romance this summer.