Mariah Carey discusses Relationship with Crown’s James Packer

Crown Resorts CEO James Packer has been in a high-profile relationship with Mariah Carey for a short while now. And the singer/actress offered plenty of details on their relationship during an interview on the Steve Harvey show, which aired earlier today.

“We first met in Aspen,” said Carey. “We were at the Hercules premiere. We were talking and laughing and people were getting mad at us and stuff like that. So we hit it off.”

Harvey said that Packer is a “lucky guy,” which could just as easily be said about his life since he inherited the multi-billion dollar Packer-family fortune. Of course, Carey feels the same way about herself now that she’s dating him, saying “I’m lucky too.”

Carey and Packer were first seen together last September at the premiere of The Intern. “James was leading Mariah through the theater room and had his hand on her back. Mariah looked very proud to be there with James,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “He seemed a little more under the radar than she is but looked at her very adoringly and happy.”

Carey confirmed that Packer is a little more low key than her out in public.

“I don’t think either one of us thought, ‘Here we are, making a debut,’ he’s not that guy,” Carey said on the set of her Hallmark Channel holiday movie, A Christmas Melody. “It was a lot for him. I just automatically pose. I can’t help it!”

As many will remember, Carey was married to actor Nick Cannon, whom she has two kids with, Moroccan and Monroe. Both Cannon and Carey coexist well while raising their 4-year-old twins, even throwing a Halloween party together.

“I thought it was important that they see their parents together occasionally,” she said.

As for James Packer, he inherited his family’s fortune after the death of his father, Kerry, in 2006. He has since transitioned most of his wealth towards the casino world instead of media outlets. His net worth is estimated to be $4.7 billion (AU$6.08 billion), which ranks him as the fourth-richest man in Australia.

Regarding his relationships, Packer married model Jodhi Meares in 1999 and divorced her in 2002. He remarried to model/singer Erica Baxter in 2007, after dating for nearly four years, then divorced her in 2013. Packer and Baxter have three children together.