Mariah Carey wanted her former billionaire fiancé James Packer to slip a check for $50 million into her back pocket as she slinked out of their messy relationship. Mariah claimed that moving from NYC to Los Angeles for James put a deep dent in her bank account, and all the stress from James going all Timothy from Glitter on her assistant forced her to cancel the South American leg of her tour. It sounded like Mariah pulled that random $50 million number out of her Spanx-binded ass. As it turns out, Mariah allegedly just wants what she was supposed to get if she and James had followed through with their marriage and subsequent divorce.
TMZ says that James tried to get a 100-page prenup drafted up back in February. James reportedly wanted it done ASAP so he could marry Mariah in Bora Bora on March 1st. James fired off an email to his lawyers instructing them to “do as I say or fuck off, I want to get married on March 1st.” How romantic. James must not have taken that special reading class at the Church of Scientology, otherwise he would have read the fine print on his prenup and known that you have to be married-married for a prenup to be valid. Mariah wasn’t yet legally divorced from Nick Cannon, which means their March 1st wedding would have been nothing more than an expensive commitment ceremony. James and Mariah were apparently ok with this, and planned to fake it till they could (legally) make it.
Obviously Mariah and James never tied the knot in Bora Bora on March 1st. They also never ended up signing that prenup. But that’s not stopping Mariah from trying to get the $50 million settlement she was promised in their prenup if she and James got divorced. I guess Mariah thinks that riding around on a yacht with James Packer was basically the same as being married to him, and she deserves a settlement.
However, working the prenup angle might backfire on Mariah if she wants to keep her diamond engagement ring. One of the 100 pages in James and Mariah’s prenup states that if he gives he something during their marriage, like a piece of jewelry, and they split up, she has to give it back. The only way she can keep it is if it also came with a signed note specifying that it’s a gift. For Mariah’s sake, I hope that James slapped a Post-It on the back of Mariah’s hand that said: “Congratulations, this is a gift” when he slipped that engagement ring on her finger.
If Mariah’s diabolical prenup scheme works and she is able to squeeze $50 million out of James Packer, then she’s as close to a real-life X-Men as we’ve got. Demanding a multi-million-dollar divorce settlement based on a stipulation in a prenup that was never signed without even being legally married? That’s a mind control ability beyond that of a mere human.