Mariah Carey and her new beau Bryan Tanaka have been seen getting flirty with each other in public ever since their romance was revealed on her E! docuseries Mariah’s World. But after making it Instagram official on Valentine’s Day, the “I Don’t” singer confirmed that she’s dating her backup dancer and she even referred to him as her boyfriend!
“I’m just going to be like, ‘I don’t really talk about my personal life,’” the 46-year-old songstress told the Associated Press. “Because that’s what I used to do and it really worked for a minute back, a while ago. I just don’t feel comfortable talking about my personal life…me and my boyfriend don’t want to do that.”
Even though she did confirm their relationship, she chose not to give away too many details about her new love. Her previous breakups have played out publicly in the past — from her divorce from ex-husband Nick Cannon to her recent breakup with her ex-fiancé, Australian businessman James Packer — so it seems like she’s trying to be more private about her love life.
But even though she’s trying to keep her relationship with the 33-year-old under wraps, it didn’t stop her from sharing a super sexy Valentine’s Day photo with him. In the shot, the mom-of-two — she shares 5-year-old twins Moroccan Scott and Monroe with her ex-husband — posed in a bathtub with Bryan and the couple sipped on champagne together.
“Happy Valentine’s Day!!” she wrote in the caption, adding a kissy face emoji and the hashtags “#Happy #Moments.”
Fans left comments supporting Mariah and Bryan’s relationship, and Nick even seemed to give the new couple their blessing in an interview on The Howard Stern Show.
“As long as she’s happy,” Nick said.
Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of Mariah and Nick with their kids!