As Mariah Carey waved good-bye to 2007, she announced that she wanted 2008 to be a "really fun year."
Four months later, the Grammy-winning singer, 39, has shocked fans and friends with a hush-hush wedding to Nick Cannon, 27. The seemingly impromptu ceremony took place on April 30 on the Bahamas’ exclusive Windermere Island- where Mariah owns a home- just weeks after Nick directed and appeared in the video for her latest single, "Bye Bye."
While Mariah has been spotted honeymooning in the Bahamas, there is no sign of her new husband, increasing the air of the mystery around the couple, who wed after a month of dating. Meanwhile, friends are dumbfounded.
"I just heard about it the other day. I was definitely surprised," Miami based Ian "DJ Irie" Grocher, who has been friends with Nick for six years, tells OK!. "Knowing him the way I know him, if this is what has gone down, it’s because of what’s in his heart. Obviously, she must be the woman of his dreams, and if that’s the case, then I wish him nothing but the best. I’m super, super happy for him, because he definitely deserves to be happy. He’s a really good guy."
The couple initially sparked romance rumors on April 14 when they partied at Prive nightclub in Las Vegas. By April 26, there were whispers of an engagement when they held hands at the Tribeca Film Festival, Mariah sporting a pink diamond ring worth $2.5 million.