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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 and Bryan Tanaka Break Up Over Extreme Jealousy, Expensive Stuff

Mariah Carey & Bryan Tanaka
Break Up Over Extreme Jealousy, Expensive Stuff

Mariah Carey is done with Bryan Tanaka and vice versa, and we're told it's over 2 things ... his insane jealousy and her shutting the cash register drawer on his fingers. Our… READ MORE >

Lionel Richie Undergoes Knee Surgery, Concert with Mariah Carey Put On Hold

Lionel Richie
Undergoes Knee Surgery Concert with Mariah On Hold

Lionel Richie's knee is recovering and his 35-show concert tour with Mariah Carey has been put on hold ... TMZ has learned. We're told Lionel had a preexisting knee problem that was causing… READ MORE >

- 93 days ago
Floyd Mayweather & Mariah Carey -- Divas Live! (VIDEOS + PHOTO)

Floyd Mayweather
And Mariah Carey DIVAS LIVE!

Two super famous people -- with two huge egos -- both hit up the Staples Center to see the Clippers Wednesday night. So, guess which star asked the other for a photo?! Mariah Carey… READ MORE >

- 101 days ago
Mariah Carey Drops $100k a Month For 90210 Zip Code (PHOTO GALLERY)

Mariah Carey
Drops $100k a Month For 90210 Zip

Mariah Carey doesn't need a billionaire to live like one ... she's paying $100k for a place to call home. She's leasing a 9 bedroom, 10 bath Bev Hills estate, complete with a pool, tennis court,… READ MORE >

- 104 days ago
Mariah Carey Tries Bowling In Heels At Pre-GRAMMYs Party (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
Can't Spare The GRAMMYs in Heels

Mariah Carey isn't bowling anyone over at the GRAMMYs this year -- since she's not up for anything -- and doing about the same in a 60 foot lane.  Mariah tried bowling in her heels Saturday… READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
Mariah Carey Burns Dress for Wedding with James Packer

Mariah Carey
Burns $250k Wedding Dress Take That, Packer!!

Mariah Carey's sending a harsh -- and expensive -- message to ex James Packer by scorching the actual wedding dress she was going to wear when they walked down the aisle. Mariah chucks the… READ MORE >

- 114 days ago
Mariah Carey & YG Crank Out Breakup Track, Music Video (PHOTO + VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
YG's Got My Back For New Breakup Track

Mariah Carey's turning her split from ex-fiance James Packer into a breakup song featuring YG -- and they've already recorded the track and shot the music video. We're told the collabo went… READ MORE >

- 124 days ago
Mariah Carey & Elton John Rake In $4.2 Million at Russian Wedding (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey & Elton John
Bank $4.2M at Russian Wedding

Mariah Carey and Elton John got hired for a wedding gig over the weekend ... and it wasn't cheap. The singers raked in $4.2 million after a Russian billionaire, Valery Kogan,… READ MORE >

- 132 days ago
Mariah Carey's Hollywood Star Vandalized, Cops Investigating (PHOTOS)

Mariah Carey
Hollywood Star Vandalized Cops Investigating

Mariah Carey's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized over the weekend ... in a much more subtle way than Donald Trump's. A rep for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce tells us ... they… READ MORE >

- 138 days ago
Jimmy Fallon Says Golden Globes Teleprompter Bit Was Real (VIDEO)

Jimmy Fallon
The Prompter Really Went Down! No Hard Feelings, Mariah ...

Jimmy Fallon was truly improvising at the start of the Golden Globes Sunday night ... but had to play off a technical issue at the expense of Mariah Carey as a result. We got Jimmy… READ MORE >

- 139 days ago
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