The “All My Life” hit maker, Mariah Carey got engaged to James Packer just before New Year and the pair will tie the knot on the island of Barbuda. Although the love-birds have not confirmed the news, TMZ which specialises in Celebrity Gossip and Entertainment News has confirmed it. On the other hand, it has emerged that Packer is developing a multi-million dollar resort on the same island. Sources close to the developments says Packer has partnered with a Hollywood star Robert de Niro.
James Packer, the son of the late Australian businessman, Kerry Packer is also the co-chairman of the Melco Crown Entertainment. Melco Crown Entertainment develops, owns and operates casinos in Asia. Carey on her own right is still rated high in the music circles and her net worth has just shot sky-high since the engagement.
A low profile wedding to follow the long-awaited divorce
Carey and Packer have been spotted a few times in different holiday resorts around Europe towards the end of 2015. Although they have not been shy to take pictures in public, it is believed that the wedding will a small affair with guests expected to only consist of close friends and family. The couple met in 2014 at the Hercules premiere and hit it off immediately.
The speculation has been rife on who may be lucky enough to make the guest list. It is no secret that Packer has been more than friends with de Niro, which clearly puts the Hollywood darling into the front seat. A lot of film industry bigwigs are expected, which may include Brett Ratner, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. All of these were heavily involved with the promotional film that was launched at Studio City in Macau. Studio City is part of Packer’s business involvement with Melco Crown.
Regardless of the low-profile wedding ceremony expected, Packers is said to be in the process of finalising the divorce to Erica Packer, mother to his 3 children. During a union with Erica, Parker is said to have splashed around $6 million for a wedding that took place in 2007.
Carey is also still to finalise her divorce to the father of her 4-year-old twins, Nick Cannon. Comedian, Cannon and Carey, filed for divorce about 2 years ago.