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Oh God, Don’t Tell Me Mariah Carey And Her Hot Boyfriend Broke Up Too

All she wants for Christmas is… to be single?! Mariah Carey and her longtime boyfriend Bryan Tanaka apparently broke up after seven years (!!) together. At least, that’s what People magazine is reporting. The Christmas queen has been on her Merry Christmas One and All! Tour since November, but apparently her backup dancing boyfriend has been MIA, making fans think they quietly split.

According to a source of the outlet, Mariah is also celebrating the holidays in Aspen without Bryan, despite him usually being there with her this time of year. If you ask me, a couple not spending the holidays together is a big sign there’s trouble in paradise!!!

Mariah and Bryan’s last public sighting was in March 2023, which was basically 10 years ago at this point. The singer took her twins Moroccan and Monroe and her hot bf on a luxurious 54th birthday getaway and documented the entire trip. That same month, Bryan shared a cozy pic of them together on IG with the caption, “This is one of my favorite pictures. Ever. Happy Anniversary my Beautiful Queen.”

Mariah also hinted that things haven’t been, uh, going well lately, recently telling People, “I’ve been looking forward to this Christmas for, like, the whole year. Since last year — because last year wasn’t the greatest. I’m thankful for them all, but it wasn’t my most fun version of Christmas ever.”


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MAYBE BECAUSE YOU’RE GOING THROUGH A BREAKUP?! Come on, that has to be the only explanation. On the contrary, the two still follow each other on social media, but that can mean nothing these days. I still followed my ex on Instagram after we split! Well, until he blocked me lol.

I’m not the only one convinced the two called it quits — lots of fans on Twitter (I mean, X, fuck off) are wondering where the fuck Bryan has been lately!

TBH, it wouldn’t be shocking if another celebrity couple broke up before 2024, since if this year was anything, it was the year of famous people realizing that they should not be in committed longterm relationships. Just a day ago, it was reported by multiple outlets that Kendall Jenner and Bad Bunny called it quits, plus Chris Appleton and Lukas Gage, Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, and 8,000 other couples in the last 365 days.

Don’t worry, at least Demi Lovato is happy!

Katie Corvino
Katie Corvino
Katie Corvino (she/her) is the VP of Editorial at Betches. She first gained recognition after wearing a thong on her head at Coachella in the name of fashion. She's also known very well in the medical space as her therapist's favorite patient. If you are reading this, Leslie, she is fine. Her crippling anxiety is gone. She is cured and totally OK.