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Reports are continuing to surface about Mariah Carey and her fiancé, James Packer’s troubled romance and whether or not the two will make it down the aisle.

HipHollywood can confirm that the couple recently got into a nasty fight, but are still together. Meanwhile, it’s being suggested that Carey’s apparent fall out with her husband-to-be was over her backup dancer, Bryan Tanaka, whom she was also spotted out with on Thursday night in Malibu.


Sources tell TMZ that the dancer got a little too flirty with Mariah, so Packer decided to have a shouting match with him in the singer’s dressing room. Per the reports, the billionaire also got Tanaka banned from Caesar’s Palace where Carey had her residency.


The multi Grammy Award winner and Packer have both remained mum on the ongoing chatter, so only time will tell what the future holds for the lovebirds.

If there is any weight to Carey’s relationship with Tanaka, the pop star wouldn’t be the first celebrity to go down that route. Here are five other stars who fell in love with their backup dancers.

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Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’



Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.

In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.

Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”

While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark. 

She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”

“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”

The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”

Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”

Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.

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