Mariah Carey Goes Public With Backup Dancer Toyboy Beau
Mariah Carey has confirmed her romance with backup dancer Bryan Tanaka, less than two months after her split from fiance James Packer.
Rumors had been swirling about the nature of the 46-year-old singer’s relationship with Tanaka, 33, since she and Packer ended their engagement in September after a fight while on vacation in Greece.
And on Monday November 28, Carey decided to set the record straight by confirming her new love in an impromptu photo shoot on the beach in Maui, Hawaii.
In the pictures, obtained by the Daily Mail, Carey can be seen wrapping her leg around her toyboy’s waist as he planted a kiss on her lips. Showing off his impressive moves, Tanaka then dipped Carey so low her hair nearly touched the sand, before picking her back up and carrying her gallantly out of the surf.
Later shots showed Carey, who looked as sexy as ever in a black cut-out swimsuit and black and gold sarong, getting a piggy back ride from her boyfriend.
Clearly in the throes of the honeymoon period of the new romance, Carey was seen beaming from ear to ear as Tanaka lavished attention on her.
The new romance comes just weeks after Carey and Packer called time on their romance. In an interview shortly after the break-up, Carey admitted she was doing her best to move on – even when faced with watching footage of her trying on a wedding dress on her upcoming reality show, Mariah’s World.
“All of those moments are bittersweet,” Carey shared with Entertainment Tonight, as she recalled watching scenes where she is planning her ill-fated nuptials. “But you just have to focus on whatever you’re focusing on and keep it moving.”