Lucky for Mariah, James is obsessed with her and her music. TMZ reports that he went to her concert in Vegas a month-and-a-half ago and has been pursuing her ever since.
Pals say the casino mogul and Nick Cannon’s soon to be ex-wife hit it off from day one and a new pic shows them wearing matching terry toweling bathrobes and locking lips on board his $50 million super yacht, Arctic P.
Sources tell TMZ that James wants to marry Mimi as soon as she’s officially divorced from Nick Cannon, and the 45-year-old pop queen is reportedly open to the suggestion of marriage.
However a source close to the singer tells E! News, “They are not talking marriage. That’s ridiculous. She’s enjoying his company, but she’s also trying to remain cautious. This trip is a chance for her to really get to know him. She hasn’t 100 percent let him in yet.”
That said, “she’s having a lot of fun being courted. It’s very different than when Nick Cannon was wooing her. To her, Nick was a boy. James is a man.”
Mariah and James have been sailing around the Mediterranean since late last week, and he blasted Mariah’s music for everyone to hear, including all the people on vastly smaller boats.
Carey had her 4-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan she shares with Cannon, and Packer brought along his three children he shares with ex Erica Baxter.
Packer owns a string of hotels and casinos in Australia and is the fourth wealthiest person in the country. Sydney-born Packer, who split from his model wife Erica Baxter two years ago, has been ‘aggressively’ pursing Mariah for months. Director Brett Ratner is said to have introduced the pair.
“James has been speaking to his family and friends back in Australia allot about Mariah, a source tells E!. “This is just the beginning of their relationship and they are both excited about what possibly can be ahead for them in the future. Mariah friends and family just want her to be happy and feel special again.”