It seems as though Mariah Carey has found comfort in other arms during a difficult time in her life.
E! News has learned that the world-renowned singer became close with one of her dancers amid problems with James Packer. A source tells E! News exclusively, "James was not in the right mind for months. Mariah was in essence an abandoned woman."
The insider adds that it was during this time that Carey began building a bond with her dancer. "While in Vegas, she turned to and developed a close relationship with Brian Tanaka."
Following news that Carey and Packer decided to call off their engagement, E! News learned from another source close to the pair that Packer's behavior played a role in Carey's decision to part ways.
"James is not in a mentally healthy place right now and he has not been present for her," the insider tells E! News exclusively. "Unfortunately, his absence and behavior was not a good situation for her, so she had to leave him."
A rep for Packer tells E! News, "This is simply untrue."