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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.

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Mariah Carey Called The Shots In MAC Makeup Campaign

Mariah Carey
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Mariah Carey Arriving In Aspen (VIDEO)

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Grand Aspen Entrance

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- 187 days ago
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I Don't Do Rain! Send in My Umbrella Team

Mariah Carey gets the royal treatment ... especially in the rain. But her supposed new boy toy Bryan Tanaka -- not so much. A 3 person crew made their best attempt to keep Mimi dry Tuesday… READ MORE >

- 200 days ago
Goldie Hawn -- Mariah Carey and Future Serenade On 71st Bday (PHOTOS)

Goldie Hawn
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- 215 days ago
Mariah Carey -- B.S. James Packer Didn't Want to Be on My Reality Show!!! (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
B.S. James Packer Didn't Want to Be on My Reality Show

James Packer now claims he was bullied by ex-fiancee Mariah Carey into participating in her reality show, but we obtained video that makes it clear ... the yacht owner was fully on board, sources… READ MORE >

- 217 days ago
Mariah Carey -- James, You're a 'Lying Opportunist' ... Settlement Dead

Mariah Carey
James, You're a 'Lying Opportunist' Settlement Dead

The "settlement" negotiations between Mariah Carey and ex-fiance James Packer have broken down, and there are now threats of lawsuits, with Mariah accusing James of being a "lying opportunist."… READ MORE >

- 218 days ago
Nick Cannon -- New Baby on the Way ... Byeee Mariah!! (VIDEOS)

Nick Cannon
New Baby Coming ... Byeee Mariah!!

Nick Cannon dropped a bombshell ... he confirmed he's expecting a child with actress Brittany Bell. Nick spilled the tea with "The Breakfast Club" Thursday ... saying he's following God's… READ MORE >

- 219 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Settlement with Nick Cannon ... We're NOT Rollin' In It

Mariah Carey
Settlement with Nick Cannon We're NOT Rollin' In It

Mariah Carey makes a lot of money, but turns out way less than you probably think. TMZ has learned Mariah and Nick Cannon struck a settlement in their divorce, and they both declared income for… READ MORE >

- 220 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Pot, Meet Kettle (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
Pot, Meet Kettle

Mariah Carey delivered one of the most hilarious lines of November Friday night ... telling the paparazzi THEY'RE too dramatic. Mariah was leaving the Nice Guy in WeHo with Brian Tanaka, when the… READ MORE >

- 225 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Screw Packer ... I'm Marrying DJ Khaled!!! (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
Screw Packer I'm Marrying DJ Khaled!!!

Mariah Carey has been out every night this week, and it just so happens her choice of restaurants all have had a phalanx of paparazzi recording her every happy move ... go figure. The diva… READ MORE >

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