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Updated December 27th, 2023 at 13:47 IST

Mariah Carey’s ex Bryan Tanaka breaks silence on 'amicable' breakup after 7 years of togetherness

Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka have called it quits. The couple has split after 7 years together, the dancer confirmed Tuesday in a social media post.

Mariah Carey, Bryan Tanaka
Mariah Carey, Bryan Tanaka | Image:AP
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Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka have called it quits. The couple has split after 7 years together, the dancer confirmed Tuesday. In a statement shared on Tanaka’s Instagram handle, Carey’s backup dancer-turned-creative director and partner detailed their breakup.

Bryan Tanaka confirms split from Mariah Carey | Image: X

 

What did Bryan say in his statement?

Bryan Tanaka expressed his mixed emotions after splitting from Carey. He penned a long note that read, “With mixed emotions, I share this personal update regarding my amicable separation from Mariah Carey after seven extraordinary years together,” he wrote. “Our decision to embark on different paths is mutual, and as we navigate these separate journeys, we do so with profound respect and an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the invaluable time we’ve shared. The memories we’ve created and the artistic collaborations are etched in my heart forever.”

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Bryan's statement | Image: Instagram

 

“I eagerly anticipate continuing my journey, knowing my passion for inspiration, dance, and the creative arts will resonate in the unfolding chapters,” he continued.

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Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka's love story

Tanaka and Carey first met when Tanaka joined her 2006 The Adventures of Mimi tour as a backup dancer. The All I Want for Christmas is You singer first confirmed their relationship to the AP in 2017.

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Bryan Tanaka confirms split from Mariah Carey | Image: X

 

“I’m just going to be like ‘I really don’t talk about my personal life.’ Because that’s what I used to do and it really worked for a minute, back, a while ago,” she said at the time, smiling. “I just don’t feel comfortable talking about my personal life. ... Me and my boyfriend don’t want to do that.”

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Rumours of their split began popping up online last month, when fans noticed Tanaka did not join Carey on her Merry Christmas One and All! tour. Carey has not released a public statement about the breakup.

(With inputs from AP)
 

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Published December 27th, 2023 at 10:03 IST

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