Over since Grammy-winning singer, Mariah Carey, called it quits with ex husband, Nick Cannon last year, she has been seen most frequently with film director, Brett Ratner, fuelling rumours that both artistes might be having a romantic affair.
They were recently spotted strolling arm in arm, in the Caribbean.
Not just that, both celebrities had a joint birthday bash in St. Barts, as Carey turned 45 on Friday, and Ratner, 46 on Saturday. The lavish soiree reportedly took place on a yacht, Sunday night.
Earlier in the month, Carey posted a shot of her and the filmmaker “hanging out in the girls room” together. A few weeks later, they were seen having dinner along with Courtney Love.
It will be recalled that Ratner and Carey have a long history of working together professionally, since directing the singer’s I Still Believe music video, in 1998. Ratner had directed seven more videos for the singer ever since.
One of the people who have shot down popped up romance rumours, was a rep of Carey’s who described reports of a romantic relationship between the pair as “ridiculous.”
However, the cuddly pictures that followed the denial seem to be telling a different story.
In a picture posted by TMZ, Ratner and Carey were spotted quite close, sitting on a cushion with Brett’s arm around Carey’s and two glasses of champagne nearby. And as though to divert the mind of rumour mongers, hours later, the website posted shots of Ratner kissing a girl who was not Carey.
Carey broke up with Cannon last summer, after the Americas Got Talent host, filed for divorce in December 2014. Their twins, Moroccan and Monroe, will turn 4 next month.
Cannon on the other hand is reportedly dating a model, Jessica White. The two lovers also, are perceived to be keeping their relationship from the public.