How did this happen?

We thought it was a case of third time lucky when singing sensation Mariah Carey announced her engagement to billionaire tycoon James Packer.

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But behind the couple’s united red carpet front, it seems that tensions have been simmering. Mariah is legendary for her list of outrageous demands – remember the dog chauffeur request anyone? – so James should hardly have been surprised when she channelled her inner diva the moment he put a ring on it.

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Yet according to reports in Aussie Mag Woman’s Day this was exact reaction from the 48-year-old mogul. James has allegedly become so frustrated by Mariah’s ‘extravagant spending’ that he has given his fiancée her marching orders.

Confirming things to the mag this week a family friend said:

‘It’s all over.’

Another bone of contention between the couple was the singer’s appearance on her new reality TV show, Mariah’s World. 

“James had huge reservations about Mariah’s new reality TV show and the fact that she was willing to expose their lives to the world.”

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But it seems that there is one glimmer of hope in this otherwise sad tale. Generous James has apparently let Mariah keep her $10m diamond engagement ring!

If the rumours are true, then diamonds are a best friend the songstress will definitely be needing right now.

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