Mariah Carey’s engagement under scrutiny by tabloids

Singer Mariah Carey and her fiancé James Packer are under the media spotlight with numerous tabloid reports around the world saying the couple has split up.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (G’DAY USA) – Mariah Carey’s engagement to James Packer has come under scrutiny by international tabloids on Thursday (October 27) with numerous reports announcing that the high-profile couple has split up.

Australian businessman Packer and American singer Carey announced they were engaged in January and made their first public appearance after the engagement at the G’Day USA gala in Los Angeles, with Carey sporting a 35-carat diamond engagement ring.

Tabloid reports have been rife over the past 24 hours citing differing sources and reasons behind the alleged split. Neither Carey’s nor Packer’s representatives have issued statements about the reports. However American TV show Entertainment Tonight sent out a press release to media along with an “exclusive” announcement allegedly from Carey’s representative saying “They are trying to work it out. Right now, they’re not sure if they will stay together. They are discussing it, and plan to release an official statement together about their future.”

However, when Carey’s representatives were contacted by Reuters for confirmation of the Entertainment Tonight statement, the reply was “No we can’t confirm as we don’t know who it’s from. BWR is her only rep and it’s not from us.”

A spokesperson for Carey’s reality show on E!, “Mariah’s World”, said that production was “ongoing” and that they had “no comment regarding Mariah’s personal relationships.”