Mariah Carey is an undeniable force to be counted in the music world. She is currently the third best-selling and best-selling female artist of all time in the United States, with more than 200 million albums worldwide since the 1990s.

The American pop singer, songwriter, actress and record producer is recognized for her remarkable five-octave vocal range and whistle register. The success of her career is evident through her numerous accolades, including 5 Grammy Awards, 19 World Music Awards, 10 American Music Awards and 14 Billboard Music Awards.

Who is Mariah Carey? Bio & Age

Mariah Carey was born in Huntington, Long Island, New York, on March 27, 1970, to Patricia Hickey, a vocal consultant and opera singer of Irish descent and Alfred Roy Carey, a black Venezuelan aeronautical engineer.

Mariah Carey was named after the song – “They Call the Wind Maria” from the 1951 Broadway musical, Paint Your Wagon. At the age of four, the singer began taking lessons with her mother, who was also a vocal coach.

She attended Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York and graduated in 1987. It was around this time that she began writing songs in hopes of pursuing a career as a musician. . She then moved to Manhattan, New York, where she lived in a one-bedroom apartment with four other female students.

During this time, Mariah worked as a waitress, coat girl and also studied cosmetology while sharing her demo tapes for music producers at events. In 1988, Tommy Mottola – an American music executive, heard one of his demos and started his journey to stardom.

Dating Life – Who Has Mariah Carey Dated?

Considering she’s beautiful, talented, and famous, it’s no surprise that Mariah Carey has a long list of past relationships. She has become almost as famous for her dating history as for her music career.

Below is a list of relationships she has been involved in – confirmed and rumored relationships. Here is the list of her ex-boyfriends and ex-husbands.

Tommy Mottola

Thomas Daniel Mottola is an American music executive. He was also Mariah’s boss at Sony Music. They began their relationship when she recorded her self-titled debut album Mariah Carey in 1990.

The couple married on June 5, 1993, at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Manhattan. The age difference in their relationship was particularly notable as Tommy is 20 years older than Mariah.

However, soon after their marriage, their relationship turned sour due to its controlling nature. The couple separated on May 30, 1997, but their divorce was not finalized until December 2. North Dakota, 2000 when Tommy was about to remarry

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter is a well-known baseball star and athlete. He was in a relationship with Mariah while she was still technically married to Tommy Mottola. The pair separated in 1998, citing media vigilance as the reason for their breakup.

Eddie Griffin

Eddie Griffin is an American actor and comedian best known for his role as Eddie Sherman in Malcolm and Eddie. The American actor also appeared in Mariah’s music video, Honey.

The two were rumored to be a couple in 1997, although this has never been confirmed or denied.

Jamie Theakston

In 1998, it was rumored that Mariah Carey was in a relationship with Jamie Theakston, producer, actor, British radio and TV personality. However, it was just a rumor and it was never confirmed as a relationship.

Marcus Schenkenberg

Mariah also briefly dated Marcus Schenkenberg in 1998. Marcus is a Swedish model. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden and has dual Swedish and Dutch nationality. He has worked for Calvin Klein and many other designers.

Luis Miguel

Everyone knew about Mariah’s relationship with Luis Miguel. Their relationship lasted nearly three years (1999-2001), but was generally on and off. The Latin American singer often referred to as “El Sol de Mexico” was Mariah’s first serious relationship after her divorce from Mottola.

Eric Benet

Eric Benet is a Grammy-nominated RnB singer. Married to Halle Berry from 2001 to 2003. He was rumored to have a secret affair with Mariah Carey during this time, although it has never been confirmed.


Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known as Eminem, dated Mariah in 2000. Although she denies their relationship, the American rapper said they dated for about six months before calling it quits.

Mark Sudack

Mark Sudack met Mariah when he was her manager, working at Columbia Records. The duo were together for two years, from 2003 to 2005, before ending the relationship. Mark is now married to Laura Katzenberg, daughter of Jeffrey Katzenberg, one of America’s richest film producers.

Christian Monzon

Christian Monzon is an American model who made an appearance in Mariah’s ‘Remember Us’ music video. The two dated in 2005-2006, shortly before Mariah met her future husband, Nick Cannon.

Nick Cannon

Her next marriage was to American rapper, comedian, producer, radio and TV personality – Nick Cannon.

Nick, who started his career as a teenager, met Mariah while filming the video for her single ‘Bye Bye’ on an island off the coast of Antigua.

The two celebrities had a whirlwind relationship and surprised the world by announcing their marriage after less than six months of dating. Nick and Mariah Carey had a sunset wedding in a secret ceremony in the Bahamas on April 30, 2008.

Their marriage gave birth to fraternal twins, Moroccan and Monroe, who were born on April 30, 2011 – their parents’ third wedding anniversary.

But their fairytale marriage was cut short when Nick Cannon filed for divorce at the end of 2014 and it was finalized in 2016 when Mariah met her billionaire fiancé, James Packer.

James Packer

Mariah started dating an Australian billionaire -James Douglas Packer in June 2015, when he was separated from Nick Cannon. After finalizing her divorce from Nick Cannon in 2016, Mariah and James got engaged on January 21, 2016. Unfortunately, despite a $7.5 million ring, they separated in October of the same year.

Bryan Tanaka

Mariah Carey is currently in a relationship withAmerican dancer – Bryan Tanaka, who is fourteen years younger than her. The two have been together since November 2016 and by all indications they are still happy and in love.