“I just don’t feel comfortable talking about my personal life. MARIAH Carey's ex-husband Nick Cannon has blasted her reality show as "fake" and compared her romance with dancer Brian Tanaka to the plot of a soap opera.The final straw was Carey and Cannon’s joint appearance at the Kids’ Choice Awards last month, which the duo attended with their children.Tanaka reportedly felt the display “disrespected” him. “For me, at the end of the day, she’s an amazing mother and we focus on our kids.Nick made a brief cameo appearance on the show as he attended a birthday party for his kids.But he is adamant he had no idea the bash was going to be filmed for TV. She has better things to focus on,” a Carey source tells PEOPLE. She is focusing on her kids and new music.” The insider adds, “Bryan was a good distraction after she split from James.The former couple, who split in 2014 and divorced in November, continue to remain close as co-parents of their children, and their bond reportedly irked Tanaka, leading him to flirting with other women in front of Carey as revenge.
The star, who is the father of Mariah's five-year-old twins, Morocco and Monroe, claims the E! Nick told Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show: "First of all, I think the whole reality show is fake.17, but two days prior, she announced on Twitter she had to postpone the start date due to a “lovely upper respiratory infection.” The pop icon, whose 1994 album has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, recently sat down with PEOPLE Now to refute her nickname as the “Queen of Christmas.” “I don’t accept that name because I feel like it’s [too much],” Carey said.Mariah Carey has called it quits with her backup dancer boyfriend, Bryan Tanaka. This is a good time for her to be single and focus on herself.” TMZ reports the singer, 47, broke up with the 33-year-old dancer and choreographer due to his spending habits and his jealousy over her relationship with ex-husband Nick Cannon, with whom she shares twins Monroe and Moroccan, 6 this month.Tanaka recently joined Carey and hher children— 6-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with ex Nick Cannon — in picking out the perfect Christmas tree in New York City.After giving the singer a lift as they posed for a picture shared on her Instagram story at the tree lot, Tanaka wrapped lights around the Christmas staple, occasionally stopping to peek at the score of the football game playing in the background. At one point during the Citi-sponsored Live Nation event, Carey’s backup dancer beau brought her to her microphone and dipped her in a passionate dance move before they exchanged sultry looks during “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Carey officially kicked off her holiday tour at the Upper West Side music venue on Dec. It was set in history that we were going to be connected someway, somehow." Cannon and Carey confirmed their split in 2014 after six years of marriage.