Stars Whose Rings Got Bigger With Each Engagement
Mariah Carey & James Packer
Australian businessman James Pecker proposed to Carey in 2016 with a massive 35-carat engagement ring. It was reportedly worth $6-8 million. The couple only dated for 18 months before calling off their engagement on a yacht in Naples in 2016. They met at the Hercules premiere in 2014 and made their red carpet debut at The Intern premiere in September 2015. When the billionaire mogul proposed to Carey in January 2016, the singer joked about the size of her new ring saying, “It’s so heavy I can’t lift my arm up!” According to the New York Post, a source claimed that the singer sold the engagement ring to an LA jeweelry for $2.78 million. "Mariah has been very vocal recently about her choice to move forward in her life surrounded by positivity. That requires leaving emotional and material baggage behind, including an old engagement ring from an ex-boyfriend," Carey's publicist told Page Six at the time. Paker also got candid during an interview with The Australian. "I was at a low point in my personal life. Mariah is a woman of substance. But it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me," he told the publication. Since the split, Carey briefly got back with ex-husband Nick Cannon and had been on and off with dancer Bryan Tanaka. Packer was previously married to model-singer Erica Baxter.