Mariah Carey may be singing “We Belong Together” to somebody new, as she’s in the midst of a sweet romance with Australian mogul James Packer. Along with her children, Moroccan and Monroe, Mariah has joined the 47-year-old billionaire off the coast of Capri for a yacht vacation on his boat, Arctic P.
The Italian island is one of her favourite holiday haunts, but the vacation was made even more special by having James’ undivided attention. The celebrity scene’s newest couple were seen snuggling up on a speedboat, with the Australian businessman, who has an estimated fortunte of $4.7billion, looking adoringly at 45-year-old Mariah.
Over the weekend the duo were spotted strolling along the streets of the picturesque island before stopping to dine at the Aurora Restaurant. They seemed shy about being pictured together for the first time, but also made no effort to hide the relationship. James gallantly led the diva, who was pretty in a long orange sun dress, into the eaterie by the hand.
The holiday group also features at least one of his three children by his estranged wife Erica, his seven-year-old daughter Indigo. He and Erica are also parents to Jackson, five, and Emmanuelle, who will be three in September. Despite their separation, they have remained on friendly terms and still take family vacations together.
James is used to moving in celebrity circles. One of his business interests is a successful film production company and he is close friends with Tom Cruise. In fact Tom and ex-wife Katie Holmes attended his 2007 wedding to Erica.
Last year he hit the headlines after being linked with Miranda Kerr in the wake of her split from Orlando Bloom. In May 2014, he was fined $500 for "offensive behaviour" after becoming involved in a altercation with his childhood friend, and fellow billionaire, David Gyngell.
James’ current girlfriend Mariah is on good terms with her ex Nick Cannon, even remembering to wish him a happy Father’s Day from Italy. She shared a picture of their four-year-old twins holding up homemade cards for him.
At Easter the devoted parents teamed up for an egg hunt with Roc and Roe and as recently as April he was hinting that a reconciliation might be possible. He also gave a very public show of support to the singer by posting a photo of her latest album cover to Instagram, writing: “#1ToInfinity #FamilyFirst”.
However, now Nick seems to be moving on too. While Mariah is enjoying her Mediterranean break, the TV presenter has been seen in Disneyland with a pretty brunette.