Mariah Carey gets close to boyfriend Bryan Tanaka on Valentine's Day
UPI News Service, 02/15/2017
Mariah Carey got close to boyfriend Bryan Tanaka while celebrating their first Valentine's Day as a couple on Tuesday.
The 47-year-old singer and "Mariah's World" star shared a photo on Instagram of herself with the 33-year-old dancer in a hot tub and some pictures from her racy Valentine's Day photo shoot.
"Happy Valentine's Day!! #happyvalentinesday #happy #moments #bubbles," she captioned the snapshot of herself with Tanaka.
The photos from the shoot feature Carey in a silver bra studded with chocolate Hershey's kisses as she poses in a bathtub filled with candy and glitter.
The shoot was similar to one she did for then-husband Nick Cannon in 2014.
Carey and Tanaka were first linked in October following the star's split from fiance James Packer. Tanaka couldn't help but gush about the singer in an interview with E! News in December.
"I've always had a thing for Mariah. I love her so much," Tanaka said. "We'e been friends for a long time."
"Something connected for us back in the day, and there was just a mutual admiration. She saw something in me that I actually didn't recognize at first, and from that, it was over. It was set in history that we were going to be connected someway, somehow," he added.
Cannon had said on "The Howard Stern Show" last week that Carey's relationship with Tanaka seems as "fake" as her reality show, "Mariah's World."
He and the singer split in 2014 after six years of marriage, but continue to co-parent their 6-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan.
"That [expletive] is hilarious. I think it's beautiful. As long as she's happy," the actor said.
"I don't buy none of that [expletive]. I don't even get into it. It feels like they wrote the story ... That [expletive] is like a soap opera."
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