By Hilary Weaver. Photos: Getty Images, Courtesy of Instagram.
Mariah Carey’s year got off to a tumultuous start thanks to her disastrous New Year’s Eve performance in New York City, and it looks like things haven’t slowed down at all. On Monday, Page Six reported that Carey and her backup-dancer boyfriend, Bryan Tanaka, have parted ways. On the same day, Page Six also confirmed that Carey renewed a deal with Epic Records, which announced a joint partnership with Butterfly MC Records and the Sony Music Entertainment label. The label also announced, per Page Six, that Carey’s long-awaited album will be out this year.
Carey’s simultaneously reported split from Tanaka follows her breakup with former fiancé James Packer at the end of last year. Tanaka joined Carey on her birthday trip to Cabo in March, where she reportedly rented out a $25 million, 8,291-square-foot property. He also had a large presence on her E! reality show, Mariah’s World.
Despite another setback in her future plans, Carey’s postponed tour with Lionel Richie will finally kick off on July 21, according to Richie’s Web site. Richie had to shift the dates after a knee injury. The tour was originally slated to run from March 15 until May 27.
As the song goes: “You take the good, you take the bad . . .”
Vanity Fair has reached out to a rep for Carey for comment.
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.
More from Vanity Fair: