Mariah Carey‘s relationship with dancer Bryan Tanaka is back on.
Initially, the union appeared like a synthetic storyline conjured up for her poorly performing reality series ‘Mariah’s World.’ A stance not helped by the fact that the pair went their separate ways almost as soon as the show wrapped.
However, recent weeks have seen the duo smitten once again.
The latest snap shared on social media saw Tanaka looking adoringly at Mimi – 13 years his senior – in the studio.
According to the 34-year-old, his 47-year-old bae was hard at work baking material for her next project.
He told his followers:
As reported, Mimi recently inked a deal with Epic Records – who’ll house her new label, Butterfly MC Records. At the time of the announcement, it was stressed that an album would follow by the end of the year.
Although the recent departure of Epic head L.A Reid potentially puts that in question.
We want to be excited, as Mariah tends to come through with the quality even when underperforming commercially (see: ‘Elusive Chanteuse,’ ‘Memoirs,’ and even ‘Charmbracelet’.)
However, she still has a fair amount of work to do with her image – this showmance included – before we can muster up anticipation.
Music, as ever, is only one piece of the product puzzle. Image and perception matters. And looking at the image above doesn’t fill us with hope.