Mariah Carey has sold a ring given to her by her ex, James Packer.
Mariah Carey has sold the 35-carat diamond engagement ring James Packer gave her two years ago.
The enormous sparkler, on a large scale is reported to be worth $10 million, was a part of the financial settlement from the diva made in 2017 after her split from the Australian media baron.
“Mariah is a very vocal recently about her choice to go forward in her life, surrounded by positivity,” her publicist told me. “That requires the leave of emotional and physical baggage behind, including an old engagement ring from an ex-boyfriend.”
A source said Carey had one of her managers quietly sell the ring for $2.1 million, Los Angeles jeweler.
“A non-disclosure agreement signed, but the jeweler is currently selling, and there is only one such ring,” my source said. “Mariah Carey’s public relations people are desperately trying to keep the story of the press, and threatened the jeweller with a lawsuit if he embraces her name.”
An insider in Carey’s camp scoffed at the idea that she sold the bauble because they are short of money: “She is the owner of several houses, her entire catalogue of music, and she has numerous successful tours and residencies.”
The insider also said that the ring was worth a lot less than $10 million.
Carey is fighting what its representatives claim is a “nonsensical and baseless” lawsuit filed by her former manager, Stella Bulochni-kov, who claims Carey was being sexually abused by her often naked in front of her.
This article originally appeared on Page Six.