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Mariah Carey's going to make it happen as she gets engaged to businessman

Published 22/01/2016

Mariah Carey has got engaged
Mariah Carey has got engaged

Mariah Carey is engaged to billionaire businessman James Packer, a spokeswoman for the singer has confirmed.

Carey, 45, and Packer, 48, have been dating since the summer of 2015 after meeting at a movie premiere in Aspen, Colorado in 2014.

The Australian businessman proposed to the singer on January 21 with a 35-carat diamond and platinum ring designed by Wilfredo Rosado.

Rosado told Vogue.com: "I took the standards super high, and I wanted to create a ring that could not be measured up to."

He added: "She obviously has a strong point of view about what she likes. We have the same taste, and when it came down to it, I really wanted to create something for her that was about new beginnings. I wanted to give her something super sophisticated and something that took away all of the embellishments that a lot of people use when they design engagement rings these days. But it is epic. It's an epic ring for an epic time in her life."

The designer, who is an old friend of Carey's, said Packer was involved in the design process, adding: "He wanted to create something very rare and very beautiful around this diamond he chose, and I followed his lead."

Carey will be returning to the UK in March for her Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour, her first European tour in 13 years.

She will start in Glasgow on March 15 before playing shows in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and the O2 Arena in London.

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