Nick Cannon is breaking his silence on ex-wife Mariah Carey’s engagement to Australian billionaire James Packer.
Nick, who married Mariah in 2008 before they announced their split in 2014, took to Instagram to share his hilarious reaction to Carey’s big engagement news… with a little help from Kevin Hart.
Borrowing a screen shot from his appearance on BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood, which Nick starred in alongside Hart, Cannon posted a photo of himself lying in a hospital bed on the photo sharing site which read “It’s just a ring Nick…”
“Ha! This made me laugh out loud for real!!! HILARIOUS! #AllLove,” Cannon, who has two children with Carey, captioned the photo, adding “Congrats to @MariahCarey and James! May God Bless Your Future Union…” alongside the hashtags “#GreatPeople” and “#GreatCouple.”
The hilarious Instagram post was in reply to the huge ring Packer gave Mariah Carey earlier this week, which is alleged to be worth more than $10 million.
A source told Hollywood Life that Mariah’s latest multi-million dollar engagement ring is “well over 20 carats” and is so huge that it’s being considered the “Holy Grail of engagement rings.” Jeweler Shari Fabrikant of Robert Fabrikant Inc. also told the site that Carey’s huge new diamond sparkler looks to be “top quality” and is “probably a D Flawless stone.”
Vogue got an exclusive look at the huge rock James Packer presented to Mariah, which at 35 carats is larger than both Kim Kardashian West’s and Beyoncé’s engagement rings combined.
Ring designer Richard Burton told the site earlier this week that he “wanted to give Carey something super sophisticated and something that took away all of the embellishments that a lot of people use when they design engagement rings.” The prestigious jewellery designer then described Mariah’s engagement rings as “epic” and “an epic ring for an epic time in her life.”
Burton also revealed in an exclusive interview with Vogue that Carey’s fiancee James also had a look-in when it came to designing the perfect piece for Mariah, which was created in just two weeks.
“We really only had just over two weeks to pull it off, working 12 hour a days, and I consulted with James about the ring three different times during the process,” Rosado told the site of designing Mariah’s ring. “[James Packer] wanted to create something very rare and very beautiful around this diamond he chose, and I followed his lead,” he said.
The jeweler also revealed that he purposefully left extra space inside the stunning piece so that James can add engravings for Mariah throughout their marriage.
Congrats to Mariah Carey on her engagement. Her billionaire boyfriend popped the question with $7.5 million ring. pic.twitter.com/VlQGw3FeXZ
— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTAR) January 22, 2016
But while she’s rocked some pretty blinding jewelry in the past, Mariah Carey’s newest engagement ring eclipses the stone Nick Cannon presented her with in 2008, which according to Hello! Magazine was estimated to be worth around $2.5 million.
According to the site, the ring Nick popped the question with featured a 17 carat pink diamond, which was surrounded by 58 pink diamonds as well as two half-moon diamonds on both sides of the huge pink stone.
James Packer popped the question to Mariah in New York City on January 21, after which Carey’s representative confirmed that “the happy couple got engaged tonight.”
The Independent reported shortly after Carey and Packer’s huge news broke that James gathered a number of Mariah’s closest friends in the city that never sleeps before he asked Carey the big question and the newly engaged couple then celebrated the milestone moment with a number of friends and family at a local restaurant.
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