Mariah Carey finally ditched her engagement ring as she stepped out for a West Hollywood outing on Saturday night. The 46-year-old songstress was joined by a pack of friends during her night out as she took a breather from the drama surrounding her split from billionaire fiancé James Packer.
Incidentally, Carey's backup dancer Bryan Tanaka, who has been linked to her since the split, was also in tow as the songstress hit the town with her girlfriends.
"Mariah was in a very good mood," an eyewitness told Entertainment Tonight adding, "She seemed like she wanted to be seen with Bryan Tanaka."
Although Carey and Tanaka's outing comes right after the We Belong Together singer's much-publicised split from Packer, the source also mentioned that the two did not indulge in any PDA.
Ever since news broke that the 46-year-old singer's relationship with the Australian businessman has ended, rumour mills have been rife with various speculations surrounding their split.
Meanwhile, during their outing on Saturday (29 October), Carey also took the opportunity to slam gossip reports. She shared a picture along with her long-time friend and manager Stella Bulochnikov on Instagram with a cryptic message. "#realfriends who don't read Woman's Day #wedontknowyou. We love you #Australianlambs," she wrote referring to a recent article, which put Bulochnikov in the middle of Carey and Packer's split.
Earlier, the mother-of-two was in news after a video surfaced wherein she can be seen offering a sexy lap dance to Tanaka. According to reports, Carey's close friendship with the choreographer could be responsible for conflicts between her and Packer. So much so did it escalate that the Australian mogul allegedly banned Tanaka from performing at Caesars Palace to keep him away from Mariah.
Although gossip reports brought Tanaka in the middle of the A-lister's alleged split, Carey's representatives claimed that it has got nothing to do with any cheating allegations.
"The fight was not because of any cheating allegations or excessive spending by Mariah. James is one of the most successful businessmen in the world. They are trying to work it out. Right now, they're not sure if they will stay together."