Mariah Carey was all smiles after kicking off her All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour in Manhattan on Monday night. But her happy expression may have more to do with her new romance than her successful show!
Just a few hours after the concert, Mariah was spotted out in New York City with rumored new boyfriend Bryan Tanaka. Brian, one of Mariah’s back-up dancers, was beside the singer onstage throughout her earlier performance, and it appears he stayed by her side the rest of the night!
Although Mariah split from Australian businessman James Packer just a month ago, it seems she’s already moved on with the admiring Bryan. While at the premiere party of Mariah’s new show Mariah’s World just a few nights before, Bryan confirmed what everyone was already thinking about the new twosome.
“I’ve always had a thing for Mariah. I love her so much,” Bryan told E! News. “We’ve been friends for a long time…something connected back in the day and there was just a mutual admiration.” Rumors of the duo’s new relationship first emerged when they were spotted together in Hawaii on a Thanksgiving getaway.
Mariah, however, has been more guarded with the new relationship. When asked if viewers would get to see her and Bryan’s romance grow on the new show, Mariah replied, “I don’t know. We’ll have to wait and see.”
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