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Billionaire James Packer and Mariah Carey said to be engaged

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 15:40
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Mariah Carey and Australian casino billionaire James Packer are engaged, according to a person familiar with the situation.

[SYDNEY] Mariah Carey and Australian casino billionaire James Packer are engaged, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Packer, who controls casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd, gave the Grammy Award-winning singer a 35-carat diamond ring to seal the romance, E! News reported earlier. The couple, who had been dating less than a year, are yet to set a wedding date, according to E! News.

The person familiar with the matter declined to be named, saying the engagement hadn't been made public.

Mr Packer, 48, has a net worth of US$3.7 billion, putting him fourth on Australia's rich list, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. He's the son of the late media and gaming mogul Kerry Packer. 

Ms Carey, 45, who has two children, and father-of-three Mr Packer have both been married twice before, E! News said. Carey's hits include "We Belong Together" and "Hero".

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