Two things officially take your low-key relationship to the next level: changing your relationship status on Facebook and walking the red carpet together.
And now that Mariah Carey has stepped out with her new man, we can officially officially call them a couple.
And they are adorable together. The “#Beautiful” singer walked the red carpet with her new beau at the premiere of The Intern on Monday. Of course, the pair has been spotted together for the last several months, most notably walking the streets of Capri, Italy, in June.
Want to know more about him? He is none other than Aussie businessman James Packer.
At the red carpet event, they didn’t hold hands, but they did stand extremely close and seemed very cozy with each other. Packer was caught often taking the sweetest glances over at the singer with a wide, toothy grin on his face most of the time. In addition to looking stunning individually, they made quite the attractive pair.
Packer coruns RatPac Entertainment with Brett Ratner. The tall, handsome man is the son of the late Australian media mogul Kerry Packer and Forbes estimates the billionaire is worth a whopping $3.5 million.
Packer’s family sold the family business, Consolidated Press Holdings Limited, to News Corp back in 2012.
The Aussie, like Carey, has been married before and is now divorced. He has three young children, while Carey herself has twins with her ex-husband, Nick Cannon. The two were all smiles and giggles together and looked like they were nothing but smitten with each other.
The best part? He really is smitten with her. An insider told E! News, “They get along amazingly and their communication is aways fluid and easy. James is very into Mariah, though, and he wants to spoil her and her children every minute he can. He feels she only deserves the best.”
And taking their relationship to the next level, it seems, at least to Packer, was the obvious step. According to this insider, “This is just the beginning of their relationship and they are both excited about what possibly can be ahead of them in the future.”
Too. Cute. So happy for Carey to be and look so in love again.