Bryan Tanaka may be a backup dancer, but it's pretty evident at this point:
He's been feeling up the front of Mariah Carey for awhile now.
If you know what we mean!
Very shortly after news of Carey's split from James Packer went viral, numerous outlets reported that the singer had already moved on with Tanaka, who has toured alongside Carey for years.
There was even a rumor that Carey was pregnant with Tanaka's love child
But we're going to go ahead and assume that report is untrue.
It does seem, however, as if Mariah has shifted gears considerably when it comes to her love life.
She went from being engaged to an Australian billionaire to knocking boots with a 33-year old choreographer.
And let no one now be mistaken: boots are absolutely being knocked between Carey and Tanaka!
A witness tells Us Weekly that the two went on vacation to Maui last week and got to at least first base with while enjoying the climate and weather.
"They were all over each other, making out and not wanting to be more than a few feet apart,” according to this onlooker, who went on to detail:
“They swam in the ocean and he picked her up to kiss her. She was jumping into his arms, and he bent her back over his knee like they were dancing. Then they walked on the beach holding hands, and he gave her a piggyback ride.
"They had a lot of fun together, and were very playful. She was kicking up the water to splash him, and he was laughing.”
This sounds serious.
Seriously HAWT, that is!
Look to hear a lot more about Tanaka going forward, too.
Why? Because Mariah's World premieres on E! this Sunday, December 4. It is a reality series that will take fans behind the scenes of Carey's crazy world.
In at least one scene, the topic of Tanaka comes up, as other employees of Carey are caught on camera wondering:
What are we going to do with him?
Remember, most episodes of this reality show were filmed back when Carey was still engaged to Packer.
“She seemed very happy and comfortable with Bryan,” the aforementioned witness concluded to Us Weekly.
As previously reported, broke up with Packer after they got into a fight on a vacation.
No one is totally clear on what happened, but the split appears to be ugly and contentious.
“Mariah and James had a fight in Greece and have not seen each other since,” Carey’s rep told Entertainment Tonight in October. "The fight was not because of any cheating allegations or excessive spending by Mariah."
Well, of course a rep for Carey would say that.
Whatever, though, right? James Packer is so in the past.
Bryan Tanaka is so the future.
And what a handsome future it appears to be!