Mariah Carey Finally Rebounding As Nick Cannon Moves On?

How does diva Mariah Carey rebound from the breakdown of her marriage to media mogul Nick Cannon? How about by cozying up to producer-director Brett Ratner?

TMZ reports that Ratner and Carey were cuddling on a yacht in St. Barts, and sources told the gossip website that the two are very affectionate and completely crazy about one another. Before you doubt — they have the pictures to prove it.

As previously reported by the Inqusitr, Ratner and Carey have known one another since he directed several of her music videos in the late 90s including “We Belong Together” and “Heartbreaker.” Ratner has several blockbuster films on his resume including the hit buddy cop comedy Rush Hour and X-Men: The Last Stand. Reportedly, Ratner and Carey’s relationship kicked into overdrive over the past month and culminated in a whirlwind tropical vacation to celebrate their birthdays, both of which are in March.

Ratner’s representative claims that any reports that the Carey and Ratner are dating are ridiculous. In a statement to People Magazine, Ratner’s representative said, “They have been best friends for a very long time.”

The pictures acquired by TMZ may call that statement into question, but why would Ratner deny dating Carey? As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s prenuptial agreement laid out a confidentiality clause that carried hefty fines for both of them if either spilled the details of their marriage or divorce. If Cannon blabs about the details of their marriage, it will cost him $250,000. If Carey is the one with the loose lips, it will cost her $500,000. Could Carey and her lawyers be behind Ratner’s silence?

While the silence that surrounds Mariah Carey and her romances continues to frustrate and baffle the media, a quiet battle of the rebounds is shaping up between Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon.

According to E! Online Cannon may be dating Jessica White, a 30-year-old model. Cannon has so far been mum on whether or not he is dating anyone, but doesn’t mean word hasn’t begun to spread. Reportedly, Cannon and White have been seeing one another for a while, but have been keeping things quiet because his divorce from Mariah Carey isn’t finalized.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Nick Cannon didn’t admit to dating Jessica White, but he didn’t deny it either. Instead when asked what celebrity mash up nickname would best suit his relationship with White, he said, “We can go with Nick. We’re just here to have a good time.”