A source tells E! News exclusively that Carey was "blindsided" when Packer dumped her "out of nowhere." To add insult to injury, Carey only learned that her engagement to Packer was over when she saw it in the press, according to one insider.
"The split has been devastating for Mariah," a source tells E! News. "She loved James and was planning to marry him...She made life changes for this man to prepare for their future as husband and wife, even relocating to L.A., at James' request, so he could be closer to his children. Everything she has done over the past year is to prove how fully committed she is to their life together. She really wanted this to work. And then, completely out of the blue, it imploded."