After a seven-year love story, Mariah Carey and her longtime partner, Bryan Tanaka, have decided to go their separate ways. The speculations surrounding their breakup gained momentum when Tanaka abruptly left Carey’s Merry Christmas One and All! tour in mid-November, sparking rumors that something was amiss in their relationship.
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Insider Insights: Different Life Goals and Age Gap
Sources close to Page Six disclosed that the couple’s split was driven by divergent life goals. The significant 14-year age gap, with Carey at 54 and Tanaka at 40, also played a substantial role in their separation. The insider revealed, “He wants to have a family. That’s not where she is at.” Carey, already a mother of two with ex-husband Nick Cannon, has twins named Moroccan and Monroe, while Tanaka is childless.
Mariah Carey’s Unusual Vacation Solo and Relationship Struggles
Reports noted that Carey was spotted on a solo vacation in Aspen, a departure from their usual joint vacations over the past seven years. The absence of Tanaka raised eyebrows, fueling rumors about the couple’s relationship troubles. Carey’s recent admission to People about a challenging year further heightened speculation about the strained relationship.
Fans Express Heartbreak on Social Media
News of the breakup surfaced, heartbroken fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment. While one user acknowledged the challenges of age differences and differing priorities in relationships, others expressed sadness about Carey potentially celebrating the holidays as a single lady. The public reaction reflects the emotional investment fans have in the personal lives of the iconic singer.
In the wake of this high-profile separation, fans are left to reminisce about the couple’s seven-year journey and hope for the happiness and fulfillment of both Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka in their respective paths.