Mariah Carey was just 19 when she met the high-powered record executive. 1
They got married in 1993. Mottola, who was 21 years her senior, helped transform Carey from a backup singer to music royalty. In an interview with Barbara Walters, Carey described her first ex-husband as controlling and "oppressive."
Carey and Mottola divorced in 1998, and it wasn't pretty. 2
Carey previously referred to the mansion they shared as a prison. In his 2003 memoir, Hitmaker: The Man and His Music, he reflected on the marriage and deemed it "inappropriate." He also told The Hollywood Reporter, "Our personal life didn't work out, but I continue to be her biggest fan and support her."
In 1999, the songstress started dating Luis Miguel. 3
It was a heated romance that was often captured by the paparazzi. They really couldn't take their hands off of each other! The passion didn't last...
In 2005, Carey met her future husband Nick Cannon at the Teen Choice Awards. 5
Cannon and Carey got married in 2008. Two years later, they announced that they were expecting twins. It seemed to be a fairy tale ending for Carey.
In December 2014, the couple was officially divorced. 6
"I never thought I would have babies with someone and then get divorced. Like, 'Oh, great job. Repeat your past,'" she told Complex.
Their split was amicable and they focus on co-parenting twins Moroccan and Monroe. 7
"Mariah and I are super cool. We talk every day," Cannon told Howard Stern earlier this year.
The "Hero" singer met James Packer in 2014. 8
They first met at a theater. "We were talking and laughing, and people were getting mad at us and stuff like that. So, we hit it off," she told Steve Harvey last year.
The couple recently called off their engagement and the reason seems sticky. 9
A source told E! News, "James was not in the right mind for months. Mariah was in essence an abandoned woman." The report also claims that Packer was upset about the close relationship she was developing with a backup dancer.
Here they are posing next to each other. 11
No word yet on whether Tanaka really is the reason Carey and Packer split. For now, we do know that Mimi is a single lady.