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Mariah Carey

Singer Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1970. She was raised on Long Island, NY and fell victim to bullying and discrimination as a child because she is bi-racial. Her mom, Patricia Carey, a former opera singer, is of Irish descent. Carey’s dad, Alfred Carey, an engineer, was African American and Venezuelan. He died of cancer in 2002. The couple split when Carey was three-years-old. She lived with her mom and moved 13 times. Her sister, Alison, lived with their father. Alison turned to drugs and prostitution and contracted HIV. They also have a brother, Morgan. Carey has been married twice. She wed music executive Tommy Mottola in 1993, but they divorced in 1998. In a whirlwind romance, Carey eloped with Nick Cannon in 2008 in the Bahamas. They renewed their vows nearly every year for their anniversary before calling it quits in 2014. They co-parent their twins, Moroccan and Monroe, who they affectionately call “Roc and Roe” and “dem babies.” Their son and daughter were born in April 2011. Carey said “Yes” to Australian billionaire James Packer, but they never made it to “I do.” The couple broke off their engagement in 2016. She’s also dated Derek Jeter, Luis Miguel, and her backup dancer Bryan Tanaka. The singer suffered an emotional and physical breakdown in 2001, which forced her to be hospitalized and cancel appearances as she sought treatment for exhaustion. In her decades-long career, Carey has released such hits as “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” “Hero,” “Touch My Body,” “Always Be My Baby,” “We Belong Together,” “Butterfly,” and so many other chart-toppers. She headlines a Las Vegas concert residency called “Mariah #1 To Infinity” at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace and takes her show on the road when she goes on tour. Her shelves are overflowing with trophies. Carey has taken home Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, World Music Awards, and more. Carey gave fans a peek behind-the-scenes when her docu-series, “Mariah’s World,” premiered on E! in December 2016. She also appeared in an episode of the scripted series “Empire” and in the films “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire,” and “Glitter.” Following the success of her directorial debut of the Hallmark Channel original movie “A Christmas Melody,” Carey signed a deal to partner with the network on additional made for TV movies. She is also known for her fragrances.

LATEST STORIES
  
Mariah Carey Teaches Twins Backup Vocals to 'All I Want for Christmas is You'

Mariah Carey
All I Want for Xmas is ... For My Twins to Nail These Backup Vocals!!!

If this isn't the most Mariah Carey move of all time we don't know what is ... 'cause teaching her twins backup vocals is pretty legendary.  Mariah put Moroccan and Monroe to… READ MORE >

Beyonce & Jay-Z's Concert Draws Huge Celeb Turnout

Beyonce & Jay-Z
Everyone Who's Anyone Hits Up Concert

If there's one live performance certain to bring out a big-name crowd, it's Beyonce and Jay-Z ... and you gotta see which celebs were celebrating their Sunday at the power couple's Rose Bowl… READ MORE >

- 80 days ago
Mariah Carey Would 'Love' to Do Super Bowl Halftime Show

Mariah Carey
Super Bowl Halftime? 'I'D LOVE TO!'

She's one of the top-selling recording artists of ALL TIME -- so, why hasn't Mariah Carey performed a Super Bowl halftime show? It's not that she's opposed to the idea ...  In fact, when we… READ MORE >

- 80 days ago
Mariah Carey's Son Moroccan Puts Plastic Bag Over His Head Onstage

Mariah Carey
Leaps into Mommy Mode ... When Son Puts Plastic Bag Over Head

Mariah Carey transformed from superstar to concerned parent real quick in Vegas after her son put a plastic bag over his head onstage. Carey's back at Caesars Palace for a string of shows,… READ MORE >

- 160 days ago
Mariah Carey's Former Manager is Claiming Sexual Harassment

Mariah Carey
Ex-Mgr. Claims Sexual Harassment ... Singer's ALWAYS Naked!

Mariah Carey's former manager claims she was repeatedly sexually harassed by the singer, because Mariah was constantly naked in front of her ... TMZ has learned, but Mariah calls the allegation… READ MORE >

- 241 days ago
Mariah Carey Sued by Former Manager for Civil Rights Violations

Mariah Carey
Former Manager Sues for Civil Rights Violations You Screwed Me Over!!!

Mariah Carey's former manager -- the woman who fiercely protected her and managed numerous crises -- has sued her... TMZ has learned. Stella Stolper has filed legal docs stating that a lawsuit is… READ MORE >

- 241 days ago
Mariah Carey Leases Massive Beverly Hills Mansion

Mariah Carey
I Got Me A New Bev Hills Mansion!!!

Mariah Carey is living large ... in a 12,000 square foot mega mansion in Beverly Hills ... TMZ has learned.  Mariah just signed a long-term lease for the mansion and it don't come cheap ...… READ MORE >

- 288 days ago
Floyd Mayweather Throws Birthday Party with Guests Including Mariah Carey, Jamie Foxx

Floyd Mayweather
Mariah, Jamie and Wiz Party At Wild 41st Birthday Bash!!!

Floyd Mayweather turned 41 years this weekend and to celebrate he threw an insane party for himself.  The bash went down Saturday night at The Reserve in Downtown L.A. Floyd joined Mariah… READ MORE >

- 291 days ago
Mariah Carey to Fergie: Don't Listen to the Haters!

Mariah Carey
Advice to Fergie ... Don't Listen to the Haters!

It ain't ALL hate for Fergie after that bizarre national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game -- with Mariah Carey dishing out some advice on how to deal with the negativity.  A glammed up Mariah… READ MORE >

- 297 days ago
LisaRaye McCoy's House Burglarized, $160k in Valuables Taken

LisaRaye McCoy
Hit in $160,000 Burglary

LisaRaye McCoy now knows how Mariah Carey and Kyle Richards feel, and not in a good way -- she was hit in a huge burglary ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us the… READ MORE >

- 317 days ago
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