Mariah Carey to Ellen on Split from James Packer: “Everything Happens for a Reason”

James Dimmock/ E! Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) — Mariah Carey is moving on after her rumored split from fiancé James Packer.

Appearing on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing Wednesday, the Grammy Award winner, 46, spoke about Packer for the first time since reports surfaced of their broken engagement.

Noting Carey’s “highly publicized relationship” with the Australian business mogul, DeGeneres said, “You were engaged and you were trying on wedding dresses in the docu-series. We see the behind the scenes of that, which is pretty personal. And now, you’re not together anymore.”

“Now it’s a whole friggin’ thing,” said Carey, whose docu-series “Mariah’s World” premieres on Dec. 4, with Packer appearing in several episodes.

“How are you, mentally?” DeGeneres then inquired. “Are you happy? How are you?”

“I think I’m doing well,” said Carey, wearing a low-cut V-neck black top and “celebratory” diamonds. “How are you?”

“I’m great,” DeGeneres said. “I’m great.”

“No, I’m actually…. Everything happens for a reason,” Carey said. “Things are the way they are.”

Carey declined to say much more. “It’s kind of difficult to talk about it at the moment,” the singer said, changing the subject. “So, I’m just going to compliment you on these decorations once again because they are fabulous, and I am here, among them.”

Carey and Packer, a billionaire casino mogul, got engaged in January after dating for nearly a year. Reports of trouble in their relationship surfaced last month with the singer’s rep saying an official statement on the status of their relationship would be released once they had determined their future.

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