On a recent retail-therapy shopping trip, Mariah Carey dropped a whopping $25,000 — but the haul wasn't for her alone. An insider says she had estranged husband Nick Cannon on the brain!
Why would she shower her ex with pricey presents? "She was hoping it would win him back!" one insider tells 'Life & Style.'
Mariah and Nick with twins Monroe and Moroccan in 2012. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Now that their split is moving closer to being finalized, Mariah is experiencing "divorce remorse," says another source.
"She's extremely lonely and begging Nick for another chance, telling him she wants things to go back to how they used to be."
In the months since the 34-year-old TV personality has moved out (and started cozying up to various women, including singer pal Kreesha Turner), Mariah has realized he was a good husband — and that she was silly to be threatened by his career taking off.
"Mariah is completely overwhelmed as a single parent," says the source. "And she now sees what a hands-on dad he was" to three-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.
But Nick's not interested in a reunion. "[He] put up with her mood swings, outbursts and demands longer than most guys would've," the source says. "But now he's tasted freedom. There's no way he's going back!"
For more on Nick and Mariah's volatile relationship, pick up the new issue of 'Life & Style,' on newsstands now!