Holidays on super yachts, yellow diamond necklaces - everything you need to know about Mariah Carey's love affair with her new man James Packer!

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Sound the new relationship klaxon! Because Mariah Carey has got herself a brand new man…

The professional warbler is dating Australian James Packer, a successful businessman who’s said to be worth a cool $4.7 billion – wowzers!

The couple are said to have first met back in 2013, when Mariah was still married to Nick Cannon and James had just split from his wife Erica. They were introduced by James’ business partner Brett Ratner, who has worked with Mariah on a number of her music videos.

However, their friendship reportedly turned to romance earlier this year when James invited Mariah to travel around Europe with him on his super yacht, the Arctic P (beats splitting the bill for dinner at your local Pizza Express, doesn’t it?).

The couple went public with their relationship during the trip, stepping out hand in hand on the Italian island of Capri.

And a ring spotted on Mariah’s wedding finger caused rumours of an engagement to circulate, with some news outlets even suggesting the couple were planning a trip to Israel for a “pre-engagement spiritual meeting”, but sources say they have no plans to wed.

But there is one bit of bling that James *is* believed that have given Mariah – a yellow diamond necklace worth £500 million that she was seen wearing during a recent appearance in Las Vegas. Yes, that’s £500 MILLION. Little more than a drop in the ocean for minted James.

The cash-rich Aussie has been linked with a string of women since splitting from his wife, including former Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr – but it looks as though it’s Mariah who has him smitten.

Check out the new couple’s love story in pictures by clicking through the gallery above!

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  • BrixTom

    LOL. Her necklace is not worth £500m but $500,000, equalling about £320K, which of course is still more than the average house price in the UK, I believe. AND she’s got another new one that is white gold with braided strands of dazzling diamonds. She is just such a glamour girl….and deservedly so!