“The split has been devastating for Mariah. She loved James and was planning to marry him… She made life changes for this man to prepare for their future as husband and wife, even relocating to L.A., at James’ request, so he could be closer to his children. Everything she has done over the past is to prove how fully committed she is to their life together. She really wanted this to work. And then, completely out of the blue, it imploded” – the source told E!News.
Another source says that the breakdown of their relationship “started in Greece”, with “some sort of outburst (from Packer) which everyone heard.” Packer reportedly said “I don’t know if I can do this. I can barely take care of my own children.”
Later Carey and Packer were supposed to meet up in L.A. to talk about the incident, but before it could happen, Carey found out though the media that Packer had broken off their engagement.
“Mariah and James never met up after that. And the haven’t spoken. The way the split news was handled was incredibly upsetting to her” – said a source.
Carey’s backup dancer, Bryan Tanaka, was reportedly involved in the break up.