Mariah Carey and beau James Packer are engaged after he popped the question Thursday night at a private dinner with friends in New York City.
The billionaire Aussie businessman rounded up close friends and surprised the singer with dinner and the proposal, according to TMZ.
Carey said in November that they’d met “a few years back” in Aspen, and “hit it off” at the “Hercules” premiere in July 2014. But the couple have been linked romantically only since June 2015, when they cruised the Mediterranean on his yacht, twins Morrocan and Monroe in tow at least part of the time. She gave him a public shout-out in July while performing in Vegas, where they’d reunited after two weeks apart.
“I got a new heart tonight,” she said. “James is in the house. Thank you for my heart. I dedicate this next song to you.”
(He reportedly sent her 1,000 roses upon his return. We’d sing a song for him too.)
One perk of accepting a billionaire’s proposal: The engagement ring is 35 carats.
No, not 3.5. Thirty-five.
The “That ‘70s Show” costars reportedly got hitched over Fourth of July weekend but were said to have already legally wed before that. The ceremonial gathering reportedly took place in front of family and friends at the secluded Secret Garden at Parrish Ranch in Oak Glen, Calif. The couple started dating in April 2012, got engaged in 2013 and welcomed daughter Wyatt Isabelle in 2014.(Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images)
The musician and Roderick, who have a baby on the way, got married during an evening ceremony that was a surprise to guests assembled for their annual Fourth of July party. The two exchanged vows at his Long Island estate in front of their family and close friends. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo officiated, and actor Kevin James was among the small number of guests.(Kevin Wolf / AP)
The “Ugly Betty” alum married Skrip on the Fourth of July at the St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. It’s the third marriage for the former pageant queen, who has four kids from two previous unions.(Andy Wong / AP)
The Lakers guard/forward proposed to the “Fancy” rapper in June during his carnival-themed 30th birthday party. The pair has been linked since November 2013 after reportedly meeting through Twitter.(Eric Jamison / Invision / AP)
News that the Oscar nominee popped the question to his former personal assistant broke in May, with reports saying that he proposed to Boyd a month earlier. It’ll be marriage No. 3 for the “Inherent Vice” actor. He started dating Boyd in early 2013, about a month after separting from Diane Lane.(Ian Langsdon / EPA)
The “Saved By the Bell” actress married Jimmy Green, a music engineer, on April 30 during “a very intimate ceremony” in Las Vegas, according to her publicist.(RB/Bauer-Griffin / GC Images/Getty Images)
The “Castle” star and business efficiency consultant tied the knot in Croatia in April in a private monastery on the Dalmatian coast.(Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
The Grammy-winning “I” rapper confirmed his engagement to his high school sweetheart during an April interview with Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club,” saying, “Yeah, definitely. I’m loyal to the soil.”(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
In April, news broke that the “Copacabana” singer reportedly pulled off a secret wedding to his longtime manager last year. The surprise commitment ceremony is said to have taken place at Manilow’s Palm Springs home in 2014, People and Us Weekly reported.(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Abrams reportedly popped the question to the “Beverly Hills, 90210" alum in April while they celebrated her birthday in Mexico. It’ll be the third marriage for Garth, who split from “Twilight” alum Peter Facinelli in 2012.(Ben Gabbe / Getty Images)
The “Nurse Jackie” costars got engaged in March at the top of the
The “Sherlock” star and theater director tied the knot on Valentine’s Day on the Isle of Wight, just off Britain’s southern coast. They were “surrounded by their close friends and family,” among them fellow actors Tom Hiddleston and Martin Freeman.(Jonathan Short / Invision / AP)
“It was about mixing simplicity with volume, which is very difficult to do,” jeweler and Carey friend Wilfredo Rosado told Vogue, which has a photo of the bling. It’s one main stone and two baguettes, diamonds mounted in a platinum setting.
“I really wanted to create something for her that was about new beginnings ... ,” he said. “But it is epic. It’s an epic ring for an epic time in her life.” Rosado only had about two weeks to get the ring done, he told the magazine.
Rumors of Carey’s split with husband Nick Cannon after six years of marriage were confirmed in August 2014, with him saying they’d been living separately for months. He filed for divorce that December.
Wait, when was that “Hercules” premiere?