It’s been nearly a month since Mariah Carey and her now-ex fiancé James Packer have ended their engagement and relationship. But this week, while appearing on “Ellen,” the singer finally broke her silence on the matter.
When Mariah stepped out on to Ellen DeGeneres’s Christmas-themed set, they first talked about a few different topics. You know, like wearing diamonds … in the bathtub (standard), and being late. But then, Ellen brought up Mariah and James’s split saying, “You were engaged and you were trying on wedding dresses in the docu-series. We see the behind the scenes of that, which is pretty personal. And now, you’re not together anymore.”
Mariah’s response? “Now it’s a whole friggen’ thing,” adding that she’s doing well. Carey then said, “Everything happens for a reason, things are the way they are.”
A rep for Mariah confirmed her breakup from James at the end of October, following an argument while visiting Greece together. The rep’s statement to Entertainment Tonight said:
“Mariah and James had a fight in Greece, and have not seen each other since. The fight was not because of any cheating allegations or excessive spending by Mariah. James is one of the most successful businessmen in the world. They are trying to work it out. Right now, they’re not sure if they will stay together. They are discussing it, and plan to release an official statement together about their future.
Watch Mariah Carey’s full interview on Ellen above!