Mariah Carey talks love in her only UK interview
MARIAH CAREY’S love life has taken almost as many hits as she’s had in the charts — but the pop star refuses to give up on true love.
The 48-year-old was headed to the altar for a third time in 2016, to wed Australian billionaire James Packer.
They split later that year, and the singer found herself starting all over again — but Mariah says she still believes in the ‘one’.
Now smitten with toy boy dancer Bryan Tanaka, Mimi told Guilty Pleasures: ‘I do (still believe in the one and true love).’
Happy to admit she’s a hopeless romantic, she continued: ‘I’m just that type of a romantic person.’
Getting the heartache out of her system on the airwaves is what makes her relatable, she says.
‘You have to channel that to write love songs people can relate to.
‘That is one of the reasons why All I Want For Christmas Is You has lasted so long.’
With hits such as Hero, Dreamlover and I Still Believe under her belt, Mariah says new album Caution, out on Friday, will tell fans not to put up with any rubbish from their lovers.
‘The funny thing is I didn’t call it Caution because I’m, like, “Ooh, I am being cautious.” It’s just because of a song called Proceed With Caution. It’s more of a wary love song,’ said Mariah, who was wed to record boss Tommy Mottola for five years in the ’90s, then Nick Cannon for seven years, whom she divorced in 2016.
She added the song is about ‘telling someone to make sure they treat you right’.
However, it’s not all so serious, she said, adding: ‘We used Caution tape to reveal the album cover on Twitter.
‘I have my seven-year-old twins and we’ll be driving down the street and they’ll see some Caution tape and Rocky will be like, “Mummy, look — Caution!”’
As well as paying a visit to her British fans, Mariah is cracking her neck for Santa to come — so she can spend time with Tanaka, 35, and her children Monroe and Moroccan.
Referring to her classic Christmas hit, she said: ‘It’s about sharing that time of year with someone you want to be with. I love the holidays and spending it with people that I love.’
Get ticket info on Mariah’s upcoming UK tour on the Live Nation website.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth