Mariah Carey Reportedly Pleaded with Nick Cannon for Divorce to Marry James Packer
Before things turned ugly with James Packer, Mariah Carey reportedly begged ex-husband Nick Cannon to sign their divorce papers!
Carey's wish was granted — her divorce with Nick was settled in September, just weeks before her split with Packer made headlines.
A source told Page Six that Carey called Cannon personally to speed up the divorce proceedings, reportedly telling him, "I want you to sign the divorce papers. I really want to get married to James Packer.”
Though Carey and Cannon split in 2014, a source said, "Nick and Mariah's divorce was dragging on and on, mainly because of the back and forth between their lawyers. Mariah's team brought in [famed L.A. divorce attorney] Laura Wasser, who helped simplify things, but then Mariah called Nick and said, 'I really want to get married. Will you sign these papers?' Nick was cool and said, 'I'm not going to stand in your way. I'll sign the papers.' He signed in September, because Mariah and James wanted to get married in early 2017.”
Earlier this year, emails surfaced that Packer initially wanted to marry Mariah in March, but his people were unable to deliver the pre-nup in time. At the time, Mariah and Nick were not yet divorced. The pre-nup was never signed.
Since the split, Mariah has been snapped at dinner with backup dancer Bryan Tanaka. A source said, “After all she's been through, she's like, 'F**k you. I'll do what I want.' She's enjoying the attention from Bryan.”