Mariah Carey has confirmed her romance with back-up dancer Bryan Tanaka, less than two months after her split from fiance James Packer.
Rumours had been swirling about the nature of the 46-year-old singer’s relationship with Bryan, 33, since she and James ended their engagement in September (16) after a fight while on vacation in Greece.
And on Monday (28Nov16), Mariah 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 Online, Mariah can be seen wrapping her leg around her toyboy’s waist as he planted a kiss on her lips. Showing off his impressive moves, Bryan then dipped Mariah so low her hair nearly touched the sand, before picking her back up and carrying her gallantly out of the surf.
Later shots showed Mariah, 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, Mariah was seen beaming from ear to ear as Bryan lavished attention on her.
The new romance comes just weeks after Mariah and James called time on their romance. In an interview shortly after the break-up, Mariah 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,” Mariah 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.”