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Mariah Carey is engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer

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NEW YORK — Mariah Carey's new "Vision of Love" is Australian billionaire James Packer.

The singer's representative said Friday that Carey and Packer got engaged in New York City on Thursday.

The marriage will be Carey's third. She was previously married to actor-comedian Nick Cannon and record executive Tommy Mottola.

Forbes says 48-year-old Packer's net worth is $3.5 billion. He was ranked fourth on the publication's 2015 list of Australia's richest people.

Packer has three kids. The 45-year-old Carey gave birth to twins in 2011.

Carey's hits include "Vision of Love," ''We Belong Together" and "Hero."

Packer is the son of late Australian media baron Kerry Packer and is one of that's country's leading casino executives.

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PHOTO: FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2015 file photo, singer Mariah Carey, left, and Australian businessman James Packer attend the opening ceremony for the Studio City project in Macau. The singer’s representative said Friday that Carey and Packer got engaged in New York City on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2015 file photo, singer Mariah Carey, left, and Australian businessman James Packer attend the opening ceremony for the Studio City project in Macau. The singer’s representative said Friday that Carey and Packer got engaged in New York City on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

 

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