Mariah Carey’s latest interview is giving us so much good gossip that we honestly can’t contain our excitement. Carey, who loves a good magazine cover and good lighting, scored both of those as the August cover girl for Cosmopolitan magazine. The 49-year-old is perfectly done up on the cover wearing a tiara and a t-shirt with her face on it. Do you expect anything less? The shirt, by the way, is already for sale for only bucks, so yeah get it.
While her cover is as flawless as you’d expect, what we’re most interested in is hearing all about her love affairs (or lack thereof).
Mariah Carey opened up about her most intimate affairs including that she’s only had five sexual partners.
Speaking with Cosmo Carey admitted that when it comes to her sexual experience, she actually hasn’t been with a lot of men. “I haven’t had that many, but there has been a variety pack,” she explained in the interview. “I’ve only been with five people in my life, so I’m kind of a prude, honestly, compared to most others in the field.”
Of course, while it may be surprising to hear the chanteuse suggest she could be a “prude,” we’re also well aware that when it comes to partner counts any goes! There isn’t a standard of how many people anyone should sleep with, regardless of age. Whether its five or five thousand, it’s not our business or place to judge.
What IS interesting however is that Carey has had some very high-profile boyfriends. So we can’t help but be curious about who exactly is on her list. Just a reminder: Eminem made a big stink out of his relationship with Carey… is he on the list?
Carey also disclosed a nightmarish marriage to music producer Tommy Mottola (who is now married to Thalia) that lasted eight years.
Carey caught the Sony Music boss’s eye when she was just a teen and had been picked up by his company after she’d put a demo tape together. Mottola, who has also worked with Celine Dion began to work with Carey and ultimately began a relationship with her beside a pretty massive age difference and her young age. Carey was just 24 years old when the two ultimately married.
“You might want to picture a child bride,” Carey told Cosmo of their relationship. “There was a conscious effort to keep me as this all-American, whatever that means, girl. It was very controlled. There was no freedom for me as a human being. It was almost like being a prisoner.”
According to the magazine, Mottola has said his relationship with Carey, and his treatment of her was “wrong and inappropriate.”
The couple divorced in 1998, five years after their divorce and in 2008, Carey married Nick Cannon with whom she had twins with and also later divorced. Carey was also recently engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer and is now reportedly dating her back up dancer Bryan Tanaka.
So, assuming Carey bedded all four men (Mottola, Cannon, Packer and Tanaka)…
Who is the fifth person she has slept with? We have an idea.
Okay, so Carey has been rumored to have dated Eric Benét and former Yankee Derek Jeter, but she also dated Luis Miguel!! The two ended up being in a 3-year relationship with Spanish heartthrob singer Luis Miguel. The most exciting aspect of this courtship is that he didn’t speak English, and she didn’t speak Spanish. OMG! She said they could under each other on a more personal level. They did, after all, have a lot in common.
“The public and the media, whatever, will attack a relationship and make it into, you know, drive people crazy,” she said. “And it really takes someone really secure to be able to handle that kind of thing. So I’m really actually very happy in a relationship right now with someone who’s an entertainer, very big, Latin superstar. His name is Luis Miguel, and he’s great… He’s so secure with himself, with what he does, and you know even to the point where people are like, ‘Do an English album.’ He’s not doing an album in English, because he doesn’t need to. He’s not a follower. He doesn’t have to follow the trend of that right now. And he’s great because he understands this craziness of my life because he’s got the same thing. There’s very few people who you can be like, ‘OK, well, I’m about to go on stage right now and sing in front of 50,000 people, so I’ll call you back when I’m done.'”
Ugh! Why did these two have to break up?
Her interview also included a bit of shade toward other artists who sing their music but don’t necessarily write it.
“A lot of artists say they write, but they don’t really write. No offense to anybody. That’s just what I’ve seen,” she said, but who is she referring to? Well, at this point it’s probably 80 percent of the industry. That’s why Carey stands on legacy status.
Here’s what some people on social media had to say about this eye-opening interview.
Who can top Mariah as the best diva of all-time? No one.
She’s earned every ounce of respect.
Talent like hers cannot be replicated, which is why there’s no one else out there quite like her.
While she did spill some tea, she didn’t name names!
Yet, people still got mad.
About her five sexual partners…
Dang, Sara is cold! No reason to slut-shame.
We love that she’s so open, but how did this conversation come up in the interview anyway?
Selena’s life has touched her fans ever since she hit the music scene. Her contagious smile and bubbly lyrics made her a favorite of both Spanish and English speaking music lovers alike. However, it is her death that has mystified the world for the past 24 years. Since that day in March of 1995, Selena’s fans have grieved the loss of the Queen of Tejano music and condemned the woman who took her life. Now, the story of her death and the following murder trial of her killer will be brought to US TV screens.
Telemundo has announced their new series — “El Secreto de Selena” — that will explore the murder investigation and trial following Selena’s death.
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The series is based on the bestselling book by Puerto Rican journalist Maria Celeste Arrarás. Back in 1995, Arrarás covered the trial of Yolanda Saldívar and also conducted a questionable interview with the former fan club president. The Quintanilla family has long been vocal against the accuracy of Arrarás book.
The family is involved, however, in a Netflix original series about the late star’s life. The untitled Selena project was announced at the end of 2018 and will begin production soon.
Of course, it’s not that surprising considering the disputes they’ve had over Selena’s estate.
Previously, patriarch Abraham Quintanilla and Selena’s husband, Chris Perez, have gone through litigation around the use of Selena’s likeness and story for any sort of media content.
Back in 2016, Perez wanted to produce TV series based on his memoir “To Selena With Love.” The courts found in the Quintanillas’ favor and the series was scrapped.
This controversial new series aired last year on Telemundo in Mexico and South America and will air in August in the United States.
In the series, Mexican actress Sofía Lama plays Arrarás, who also serves as a producer for “El Secreto de Selena.” In her book, the journalist shows herself as a protagonist alongside Selena and Saldívar. As such, the series will follow this narrative and Arrarás character will have quite a bit of screen time.
The role of Selena is played by Mexican actress Maya Zapata.
Zapata has acted in several television series and movies, including 2007’s “Bordertown” with Antonio Banderas and Jennifer Lopez. Of course, Lopez’s first starring role as an actress was in the 1997 movie “Selena,” proving it really is a small world.
Damayanti Quintanar plays Yolanda Saldívar.
The former president of Selena’s San Antonio-based fan club, Saldívar was confronted by the Quintinilla family for embezzling funds from Selena’s clothing boutiques. After she was fired, she lured Selena to a Corpus Christi hotel, begging for the chance to talk. It was there that she shot and killed the music star. Saldívar is eligible for parole in 2025.
Rounding out the ensemble cast, Venezuelan actor Daniel Elbittar portrays Selena’s husband Perez. The Quintanilla family is played by Jorge Zárate (Abraham), Baltimore Beltran (AB), Bárbara González (Suzette) and Úrsula Pruneda (Marcella).
The 13 episode run will first air in the States on August 25th with new episodes every Sunday.
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The series will combine the acted script and real testimonials from Selena’s murder investigation and the trial of Saldívar.
While we aren’t sure if this new series will tell us anything we don’t already know about Selena’s life and death, we are certain that it will be an emotional series for Selena fans to watch.
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