Mariah Carey and beau Bryan Tanaka have split after just five months together.


Carey, 47, confirmed their relationship in February when she referred to one of her backup dancers as her “boyfriend.” Tanaka, 35, reportedly was unnerved by the close relationship Carey still had with her ex-husband Nick Cannon. The couple was married for 6 years and share twin 5-year-olds.

Cannon and Carey would often vacation together and eat dinner with their children as a family. According to TMZ, the last straw for Tanaka was when the exes attended the Kid’s Choice Awards together last month. The backup dancer said he felt “disrespected.”

TMZ also reports that Tanaka had expensive taste in fashion, and relied on Carey to fund it. Tanaka and Carey began dating shortly after the singer’s split from ex-fiance James Packer. Her E! reality show Mariah’s World chronicled the romance, though Carey now believes that Tanaka was just taking advantage of her after her breakup.

Cannon echoed this sentiment on Howard Stern‘s radio show, explaining that he thought the Tanaka storyline was made up and written “like a soap opera.”

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