Mariah Carey and James Packer where photographed holding hands in Italy; are the singer and Australian businessman dating?

Not long ago rumors claimed that Mariah Carey is in a relationship with director Brett Ratner, with whom the singer collaborated on music videos for “Heartbreaker” and “We Belong Together.”

The singer was recently photographed holding hands with Australian billionaire James Packer and this sparked new speculations. Are they dating or just friends? Only time will tell.

TMZ recently published two photos of them strolling in Capri, Italy, and in one picture they are holding hands. The site reported that the pair were in “an extended vacation.”

Carey shared a picture on her Twitter account on June 18, with the caption, ” Ciao Italia!!! #yay #vacation #italy.”

Previously, there was speculation that James Packer and Miranda Kerr were dating, but Orlando Bloom’s ex denied that she was romantically linked to the businessman.

Packer was married twice, with Jodhi Meares from 1999 to 2002, and Erica Baxter, with whom he has 3 children, from 2007 to 2013. Carey and Cannon separated in 2014, after six years of marriage. He filed for divorce on Dec. 12. Prior to her relationship with Nick Cannon, the singer was married to Tommy Mottola from 1993 to 1998.