Mariah Carey Blames Scientolgy (?!?) for James Packer Split
The Mariah Carey and James Packer breakup has taken yet another unusual turn.
The artist and the Australian billionaire called off their engagement a few days ago, with endless rumors swirling around the Internet regarding who was responsible for the split and why.
And you may not believe the latest round of Carey-relayed gossip…
According to TMZ insiders, Carey was actually ordered out of the home she’s been sharing with Packer.
But she’s refusing to budge.
The singer is allegedly staying put and will also pack her bags when Packer agrees to buy her another mansion in Los Angeles as part of their divorce settlement.
Here’s the unusual thing, though. Here’s where it gets really weird:
Sources tell the celebrity gossip site that Carey doesn’t blame the breakup on Packer. Instead, her finger is pointed directly as Scientology bigwig Tommy Davis.
Davis formerly worked closely with Tom Cruise until he broke from the controversial organization.
Those close to the legendary singer say she thinks Davis has been negatively influencing Packer, especially when it comes to his relationship with Mariah and all the money he’s been spending on her.
TMZ even writes that Davis as “poisoned the relationship” between Carey and Packer.
When news of this split first broke, outlets did claim that Packer had dumped Carey because he was sick of her lavish spending habits.
These same outlets said that he had no interest in her upcoming reality show and thought less of Carey for wanting to star in it.
HOWEVER, follow-up stories on the breakup alleged that Packer got violent on a yacht in Greece with Carey’s assistant.
There were even articles (from reputable sources such as People and E! News) that quoted insiders who said Packer is mentally unstable and had not been there for Carey in several weeks.
“James is not in a mentally healthy place right now and he has not been present for her,” one of these sources claimed.
“Unfortunately, his absence and behavior was not a good situation for her, so she had to leave him.”
This has quickly turned into one of the stranger celebrity splits in a very long time.
TMZ writes that Packer brought Davis in to help curb wasteful spending… and he immediately identified presents to Mariah as prime examples.
Packer, of course, is a billionaire. He made a fortune in the Australian casino business.
He’s also known to be a bit eccentric.
He rarely speaks to the press and shuns the spotlight, which is why many close to Packer were surprised that he proposed to someone as attention-hungry as Carey.
He even did so with a 35-carat, $ 10 million diamond ring.
Carey, meanwhile, is supposedly demanding $ 50 million from Packer, for a variety of reasons.
She argues that she uprooted her family to be with him in Los Angeles and also that the breakup has left her so distraught she had to cancel a leg of her tour.
This cost her a great deal of money.
Who knows what to believe at this point?
All we know for certain is that Carey will star in a reality series that premiere this December on E!.
And that producers must be popping champagne at the moment over all the storylines they suddenly will be able to feature on the program.