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Mariah Carey dating Australian tycoon James Packer - report

Mariah Carey has sparked reports she is dating billionaire Australian tycoon James Packer after she was spotted dining and holding hands with the businessman during a European vacation.

The singer and the 47-year-old entertainment mogul and casino boss were photographed together in Capri, Italy on Friday (19Jun15), and sources tell TMZ.com the couple is traveling around Europe onboard Packer's luxury yacht, en route to Cannes and St. Tropez in France.


Insiders tells the news site Packer has been pursuing Mariah ever since her marriage to rapper and entertainer Nick Cannon fell apart last year (14).


Carey was briefly linked to moviemaker Brett Ratner, a friend of the billionaire, earlier this year (15), but she insisted the director is just a good friend.


Packer's ex-girlfriends include Tania Bryer, Joan Severance and Deni Hines. He was married to swimsuit model Jodhi Meares and model and singer Erica Baxter, with whom he shares three children. The couple separated in 2013.