Mariah Carey and James Packer recently announced that they are engaged. However, they each have a significant issue – they are both still married to other people!
According to TMZ, Carey’s divorce from Nick Cannon has not been finalized. Carey and Cannon have yet to reach an agreement regarding their financial issues, even though the couple had a very detailed prenuptial agreement.
There have been reports that Carey believes Cannon is stalling so we can gain leverage in settling their finances in the divorce. However, recent reports indicate that the couple is amicable and working to finalize the divorce.
Carey’s marital status isn’t the only roadblock to her marrying James Packer. Apparently he is still married to Erica Packer. Although they separated from each other in 2013, the laws in Australia (where their divorce is pending) have slowed the divorce process down. Erica Packer is dating Seal, so she doesn’t appear to be fighting their split.
According to Hollywood Life, Carey and Packer’s engagement was shocking since they have been dating for only eight months. Packer’s proposal was grand, however. He flew Carey and her closest friends to New York City and popped the question at a private dinner with a gorgeous 35 carat ring. The ring reportedly cost $10 million, which the billionaire gladly paid to impress Carey.
This will be Carey’s third marriage and many are concerned that she is rushing into it too quickly. However, due to the couple’s marital status to other people, she may have no choice but to slow down and have a long engagement.