NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey, and her boyfriend, Australian billionaire James Packer are reportedly engaged.
According to E! News who broke the story, Packer popped the question while the couple were staying in her hometown of New York City. The new diamond ring the network describes reportedly comes in at around 35 carats.
CNN also confirmed the news stating from a source, "A close friend of Mr. Packer confirmed the couple were engaged and said they were over the moon that James has found such happiness with Mariah."
Carey and her new fiancé began dating less then a year ago after hitting it off in Aspen during the film premiere of Hercules.
"We were talking and laughing and people were getting mad at us and stuff like that. So we hit it off," the pop star mentioned to Steve Harvey in November about first meeting Packer. When Harvey noted how Packer was a "lucky" guy, Carey responded, "I'm lucky too."
Back in September, the two lovebirds made their red carpet debut during the New York premiere of The Intern. Carey and Packer turned heads that evening sharing kisses and getting intimate while posing for the cameras.
This will be the third marriage for Carey who previously married to Nick Cannon and music executive Tommy Mottola. Carey shares 4-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with Cannon, while Packer, who also been married twice, shares three young children with his ex-wife Erica Baxter.