Marriage or not, Mariah Carey goes ahead with reality TV show

Mariah Carey’s new reality show sees the singer trying on wedding dresses and wrestling with a decision to postpone her marriage to Australian businessman James Packer.

Nine months on, as “Mariah’s World” prepares to air in December, Carey is dodging questions about the sudden breakdown in October of her engagement to the billionaire.

Asked if the eight-part series would show what really went on to cause the split, Carey told Reuters. “Do we ever know what’s really real?… I hope we learn a lesson of being good people.”

Packer, 49, and twice-married Carey, 46, started a highly-publicized relationship in June 2015, and in January, the Australian proposed with a massive 35-carat diamond engagement ring. Last month, the engagement was suddenly off, sparking conflicting rumors about who backed out, and why.

Packer appears briefly in the first episode of “Mariah’s World,” when the couple enjoyed happier times in the spring vacationing on yachts. Carey is seen lounging in lingerie, trying on a wedding dress, and debating whether to wear a tiara.

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