Mariah Carey is feeling confident as she enters 2024.
The iconic chanteuse took to Instagram on New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) to share a glimmering selfie from her so-called “bad side” — though Carey is clearly stunning from every angle. “New Year, new beginnings,” she wrote in the caption. See her post here.
While she has yet to release an official statement, Carey’s hopeful sentiment comes amid her recent split from dancer Bryan Tanaka after seven years together. Tanaka announced the news on Dec. 26 via social media, noting that the breakup was a “mutual” decision between the duo.
“Dear friends and fans, with mixed emotions, I share this personal update regarding my amicable separation from Mariah Carey after seven extraordinary years together,” Tanaka wrote in the message posted on Instagram. “Our decision to embark on different paths is mutual, and as we navigate these separate journeys, we do so with profound respect and an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the invaluable time we’ve shared. The memories we’ve created and the artistic collaborations are etched in my heart forever.”
Carey and Tanaka began working together back in 2006, when he appeared as a member of the iconic singer-songwriter’s Adventures of Mimi tour. She confirmed the relationship in an Associated Press interview published in February 2017, after she called him her “boyfriend.”
Carey was previously engaged to Australian businessman James Packer and shares 12-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with her ex-husband Nick Cannon.
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