Is this Nick Cannon’s way of taking a jab at ex Mariah Carey? On Saturday morning, hours after it hit the web that Mariah is now dating Australian billionaire James Packer, Nick posted a message to his Instagram page about not dating.
According to the message, Nick does something more useful with his time rather than dating.
Photos published on TMZ shows Mariah walking hand-in-hand with James through the scenic streets of Capri, in the south of Italy, on Friday. She wore a long and low cut brightly-colored maxi dress, paired with a long black cardigan. He kept it casual as well, with blue slacks and a T-shirt. In one photo, Mariah, with sunglasses on, smiles wide as he looks lovingly at her. Another photo, apparently taken earlier in the day when it was warmer since Mariah has on only her dress, showing off her cleavage, shows both Mariah and James smiling.
TMZ reported that Mariah is staying on James’ yacht. The two, apparently on an extended holiday together, are set to sail on to Cannes and St. Tropez. Sources told the website that James, an entertainment mogul who is the fourth richest person in Australia and is worth an estimated $4.6 billion, according to Forbes, has been aggressively pursuing Mariah for months. The two met through director and producer Brett Ratner.
Brett Ratner was himself rumored to be dating Mariah Carey not that long ago. In April, Brett explained that he and Mariah are simply very good friends and that he’s directing her new music video.
“We’re great friends. I’m directing her video. I’ve been friends with her for 20 years. It (the dating rumors) makes me laugh actually. It cracks me up. We’re great friends. She’s awesome and she’s amazing.”
As for Nick Cannon, he was last linked to model Jessica White. In March, a source told E! News that Jessica feels very strongly about Nick.
“Jessica is completely smitten over Nick between his personality and good looks. She has been telling her close friends he makes her feel like she is on cloud nine and so loved. Nick is very affectionate to her when they are with each other.”
The source added that Jessica loves Nick’s devotion to his two twins with Mariah, Moroccan and Monroe.
“Jessica really accepts all that he is and really admires him through this hard time that’s going on with his family. She also loves how involved he always wants to be with his kids. She hopes one day to have children of her own. They are taking things slow and really getting to know each other at this time.”
In September 2014, after news of their split broke, the Inquisitr reported that Nick Cannon unleashed a series of tweets that blasted the media for spreading false information about him and Mariah. He declared that he would be “forever in debt” to Mariah, an “amazing mother,” for blessing him with two children and that he “will always love her unconditionally.”
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