Mariah Carey doesn’t shy away from talking about her star-studded love life in her new memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey, but there’s a reason why she doesn’t touch on ex-fiancé James Packer.
“If it was a relationship that mattered, it’s in the book. If not, it didn’t occur,” Carey told The Guardian in an interview Monday (Oct. 5). But her relationship with the Australian billionaire did occur, and they got engaged in January 2016 after less than a year of dating, and with a 35-carat ring no one could forget.
“We didn’t have a physical relationship, to be honest with you,” Carey confessed after being further questioned about him.
Packer ended up calling off their engagement in October 2016 after the couple had a fight during their vacation in Greece. She reportedly sold her engagement ring for $2.1 million, according to Us Weekly.