With one photograph, Mariah Carey confirmed her relationship with billionaire James Packer. The songstress, who's on vacation.
with the Australian media mogul and her children in Italy, posted the shot, which also included Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara and her good friend, director Brett Ratner, to Instagram on Tuesday.
"With Kevin Tsujihara, Brett Ratner & James Packer #ratpac @ratpacent @brettrat," she wrote.
The "Infinity" singer, 45, is dressed to the nines in the photo, wearing a low-cut, floor-length gown. Meanwhile, Packer's style completely contrasted Carey's look. He wore a black T-shirt, baggy jogging pants, and a hat bearing the logo of RatPac Entertainment, the movie financing company belonging to Ratner and Packer. In fairness, we can imagine Mariah waking up like that — gown, makeup, sunglasses. That's probably her casual wear.
Carey, who is in her first high-profile relationship since her split with second husband Nick Cannon, touched down in Italy last week, posting a photo in front of a private plane and writing, "Ciao Italia!!! #yay #vacation." From there, they set sail on a yacht, making a stop in Capri.
Although it was Father's Day in the States, Carey's 3-year-old twins — Roc and Roe — accompanied her on the trip and they were joined by Packer's three kids, according to Peoplemagazine.
On the holiday, Carey posted a photo of Roc and Roe holding up handmade signs they made for their dad. "Happy Father's Day @nickcannon!! Love, Roc & Roe," Carey wrote.
The magazine called Carey's relationship with Packer "brand new" though it has "been bubbling for a couple of months." The couple, who was spotted holding hands, is also "enjoying spending time with each other."
The connection between the pair is Ratner. Funny enough, there were rumors linking him to Careyearlier this year, but it seems he was just playing matchmaker for his friends.
Packer, who has also been divorced twice, most recently was linked to supermodel Miranda Kerr. Kerr, Packer, and Ratner all attended the Cannes Film Festival last month.
Next month, Carey returns to Las Vegas, where she is doing a residency at Caesars Palace. Perhaps she'll post a photo of her new beau backstage.