Mariah Carey has agreed to stay “positively silent” about her disastrous romance with Australian billionaire James Packer.
The unusual deal means that the “Emotions” singer must not badmouth her Aussie businessman ex in public. In return the 47-year-old singer gets to keep her engagement bauble — a massive 35 carat Wilfredo Rosado-designed ring worth millions as well as cash payments that are staggered out over time.
Insiders say that lawyers for the pair settled the deal after Carey refused to speak to her ex after a bitter end to their whirlwind romance.
The unusual couple who first met in 2014 went public in June 2015 when they were snapped holding hands in Capri. The next month Carey dedicated one of her biggest hits, “Hero” to her new honey while performing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
“I’ve got a new heart,” she announced to the audience. “James is in the house.”
They made it official in January 2016 but by September following a dreadful jaunt in Greece the pair acrimoniously called it quits with Packer’s reps telling Entertainment Tonight: “Mariah and James had a fight in Greece, and have not seen each other since. The fight was not because of any cheating allegations or excessive spending by Mariah.”
A source revealed: “Mariah got what she wanted, which was essentially her engagement ring and a payout. It was not as much as people thought. And James wanted to make sure that they had a deal not to attack each other in public and keep things amicable. Both are locked in to be “positively silent” — in other words to only say things about themselves if asked about the failure, rather than badmouth one another.”
The source added: “They are still not talking, but this is the best deal they can hope for.”
Packer, 50, got the ball rolling in October when discussing the doomed relationship with The Australian.
“I was at a low point in my personal life,” he explained. “She was kind, exciting and fun. Mariah is a woman of substance. But it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me.”
Reps for Carey and Pecker did not respond to a request for comment.
With James Desborough