Mariah Carey's New Romance: All About Bryan Tanaka, The Backup Dancer

Posted February 21, 2017

As for the status of her relationship with Bryan Tanaka, Mariah also took a moment to address where she and her backup dancer stand. Carey posted a sudsy Valentine's Day photo on Instagram of the two sharing a hot tub and some champagne that had fans all abuzz earlier this week, but she played coy during her interview with the AP.

"I'm just going to be like 'I really don't talk about my personal life.' Because that's what I used to do and it really worked for a minute, back, a while ago", she said, smiling. I just don't feel comfortable talking about my personal life.

Mariah Carey was feeling sultry and sweet this Valentine's Day. In October, it was reported that Packer dumped the singer as he felt overwhelmed with the kind of life Mariah has. "I would say he's my boyfriend", Carey confirmed, jokingly adding, "but now you're going to make a whole dramatic thing".

Carey's ex-husband Nick Cannon, meanwhile, recently speculated that her romance with Tanaka was artificially generated for the cameras. According to New York Daily News, the duo was spotted spending quality time at Hawaii beach last December.

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It doesn't appear everyone is on board with Carey's new romance. However, even though the pair appeared to be a couple and that they were fully involved in a romance, based on the final moments of Mariah's World, some individuals were skeptical about whether the relationship is a scripted one or not. He went on to say, "I'm a producer, so I know how [it works]". Like, that s-t doesn't happen.

Carey's reluctance to talk about her relationship with Tanaka is understandable given the drama that came when she and billionaire James Packer broke up a year ago. I don't buy none of that s-. However, Mariah was sure to state that she and her beau are not the type to speak openly about their relationship.

Carey, who shares 5-year-old twins with Cannon, wrapped up the eight-part reality series last month and is set to tour with Lionel Richie beginning in March.