Mariah Carey and boyfriend Bryan Tanaka reportedly split after five months of dating
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/10/2017
Mariah Carey and her boyfriend Bryan Tanaka have reportedly ended their romance.
The Mariah's World star broke up with Tanaka after nearly five months together over his alleged spending habits and jealousy of her friendship with ex-husband Nick Cannon, TMZ reported.
Tanaka, a 33-year-old backup dancer, reportedly felt "disrespected" when Carey attended the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards with Cannon, 36, and their five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.
Tanaka would allegedly "lash out" at the 47-year-old pop singing diva by flirting with other women. On top of that, he's very fond of expensive chains and designer watches and therefore spent too much of Carey's money, according to the website.
Carey and the choreographer have not seen or spoken to one another since they traveled to Cabo together late last month.
As shown on Season 1 of E!'s docu-reality series Mariah's World, Carey began flirting with Tanaka on tour when her engagement to billionaire businessman James Packer fizzled. (Carey and Packer called it quits on their relationship in October 2016).
Carey was later caught hugging and kissing Tanaka during a December vacation to Hawaii and the photos were leaked online, however, the reality TV star didn't confirm Tanaka was her boyfriend until mid-February.
"I'm just going to be like, 'I really don't talk about my personal life' because that's what I used to do and it really worked for a minute, back a while ago," Carey had told the Associated Press.
"I just don't feel comfortable talking about my personal life. Can we just keep that private between us? Me and my boyfriend don't want to do that."
While it's clear Carey and Tanaka had a romantic fling, Cannon -- the former host of America's Got Talent -- admitted to Howard Stern on his radio show two months ago that he didn't think the couple's connection was genuine on Mariah's World.
"First of all, I think the whole reality show is fake. I'm a producer, so I know how [it works]... I don't buy none of that sh-t... It feels like they wrote the story. That sh-t is like a soap opera," said Cannon, who welcomed son Golden "Sagon" Cannon with ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell in February.
Mariah's Worldpremiered on December 4, 2016 and wrapped in late January after eight episodes on E!.