Mariah Carey’s Ex James Packer Talks About Their Split: ‘I Had Become Toxic’

Billionaire James Packer is opening up about his high profile split from Mariah Carey.

In an excerpt from his new biography The Price of Fortune: The Untold Story of Being James Packer published by The Daily Telegraph, the Australian businessman gets candid about his 18-month relationship with the singer.

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The two called it quits in 2016, breaking off their engagement.

“By the time the Israel so-called Case 1000 had become public, the China arrests and Crown’s sale of Macau had occurred and the breakup with Mariah had happened, I had become toxic,” the 51-year-old says.

Packer also denies leaking details of his reported $50 million settlement with Carey, saying, “I had absolutely nothing to do with the story.”

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In another excerpt published by Who magazine, Packer describes their relationship as fun, but confesses he was struggling with his mental health at the time.

“I was in a bad, bad way,” he said.

Packer and Carey first met in 2013 and eventually began dating before becoming engaged. They called off the engagement suddenly in October 2016.



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