The holiday season is here, which is also the busiest time for The Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey. The American actress, singer and songwriter is earning big dollars this week. She reportedly earns over $3 million every holiday season just from “All I Want From Christmas is You” on YouTube. Mariah Carey also has a huge fan base of gay or bisexual people. As a result, many people also speculated that Mariah Carey is bisexual. She has been associated with a plethora of other women throughout her career. So, is this true? Is Mariah Carey gay? Keep reading to get a closer look at the love life of the Queen of Christmas. But first, let’s take a look at her Hall of Fame-worthy career and achievements.
Career of Mariah Carey
The musical journey of Mariah Carey started when she served as a backing vocalist for Brendan K Starr. In late 1988, Carey accompanied Brendan to an event where she met Tommy Mottola, then head of Columbia Records. Carey gave Motolla her demo tape, and the latter became obsessed with her. He even searched for Mariah for two weeks so he could make a deal with her.
Mariah Carey released her self-titled debut album in 1990 under Columbia Records, which became a hit. It was the start of her glorious music career. She also won Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for this album. She then released Music Box in 1993 and Daydream in 1995, and both albums were hits. By then, Mariah Carey had become an established star. Her 1994 release “All I Want for Christmas is You” still earns her a fortune. After releasing several No. 1 singles in the US, Carey left Columbia Records and signed a new $100 million deal with Virgin Records in 2001.
Carey has also appeared in several movies, including The Butler, The Lego Batman Movie, A Christmas Melody, and The Meaning of Mariah Carey. So how much is Mariah Carey net worth? keep reading to find out.
Mariah Carey Performance
The Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey is officially one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has sold more than 220 million records worldwide. She is also an artist with the most Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles by a female producer (15), female songwriter (18), and female solo artist (19). Mariah Carey placed second on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music. So far, Mariah Carey has won in total 15 Billboard Music Awards, 10 American Music Awards, 19 World Music Awards and 5 Grammy Awards, along with eight Guinness World Records. Carey was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2022.
Mariah Carey’s past relationship
To answer the question, “Is Mariah Carey gay?” It is important to look at her past relationships. The Queen of Christmas has dated many guys throughout her career, and the list does not include her teenage relationships. Below is the list of all the guys who have dated Mariah Carey to date.
She dated the head of Columbia Records in the early 1990s. After dating him for a while, Mariah Carey married him in 1993, despite the 21-year age difference. The couple decided to separate in May 1997. However, their divorce was finalized in December 2000.
After her marriage to Motolla failed, Carey romanced famed baseball star, Yankees legend Derek Jeter. The couple were reportedly together in 1997 and 1998. When this relationship became public, Carey stated that Motolla’s fearsome and controlling nature left her wanting someone closer to her age.
It was never confirmed if Eddie Griffin and Mariah Carey dated. However, there was a strong buzz that Carey romanticized Griffin in the late 1990s. However, they never made their relationship official. It could just be a swipe.
In 1998, another rumor started circulating that Mariah Carey was dating Jamie Theakston. The latter is a well-known TV personality from the UK. The two met while promoting Mariah Carey’s sixth studio album, Butterfly.
Carey also briefly dated Marcus Schnakenberg in 1998. The latter is a Swedish model and was popular as Carey’s arm candy during their dating period. Their relationship lasted only five months.
Latin American singer Luis Miguel would be Mariah Carey’s first serious relationship after her divorce from Mottola. They dated from 1999 to 2001, almost three years. They gave the press a lot of substance in those days because they always had something to squabble about.
There was strong speculation that Eric Benet had a secret affair with Mariah Carey during the latter’s relationship with Luis Miguel. The two never confirmed their affair, but it was indeed one of the reasons for Carey and Miguel’s breakup.
It’s quite a one-sided story. One of the most decorated rappers of all time, Eminem has stated that he dated Carey for about six months in 2000. He even made a diss track for Mariah. The latter claimed that it was just an affair and that she had no sexual relationship with the singer.
Sudack was Mariah’s manager when she worked at Columbia Records. The two dated from 2003 to 2008. However, they constantly went on and off in their relationship, which is why the duo finally decided to separate from each other in 2008.
Mariah Carey finally decided to tie the knot again, and this time with American rapper Nick Cannon. The two met during Mariah Carey’s video recording of her single “Bye Bye.” In April 2011, Mariah gave birth to fraternal twins Moroccan and Monroe. However, Cannon filed for divorce in 2014, which was finalized in 2016.
After Cannon’s divorce, Mariah met Australian billionaire James Packer. The latter also presented her with a 35-carat diamond ring upon their engagement. However, the two broke up after dating for a while when Carey accused Packer of being selfish.
At the end of 2016, Mariah Carey started dating famous dancer Bryan Tanaka. The two are still together, which is why it’s one of Mariah’s longest relationships.
Is Mariah Carey gay?
Mariah Carey’s long list of past relationships clearly indicates that she is not gay. So the answer to “Is Mariah Carey gay?” is a simple “No.” The singer also clarified this during an interview with the Advocate. The interviewer told Mariah that bisexual rumors had been circulating her for years. Carey responded by saying, “If it makes someone happy to say that, then whatever, but that’s not the reality.”
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