In a new interview with the Weekend Australian, billionaire businessman James Packer opened up about why his relationship with Mariah Carey didn’t work out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“I was at a low point in my personal life,” he told the publication. “She was kind, exciting and fun. Mariah is a woman of substance. But it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me.” ⠀⠀⠀
The ex-couple met in 2014 through a mutual friend before going public with their relationship the following year. He proposed to the “We Belong Together” singer with a 35-carat diamond ring in 2016, but the relationship reportedly ended after they got into an argument while vacationing in Greece later that year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A source close to the singer previously told #PEOPLE, “James has not been in a mentally healthy place and has not been present for Mariah or her family” and that “his behavior was not a desirable situation for Mariah so she unfortunately had to leave him.” But Packer’s rep denied the claims.