For several months, Mariah Carey thought James Packer would always be her baby.
The singer seemingly possessed an endless love for the billionaire businessman.
But then she and her fiance called off their relationship, acknowledging that their one sweet wedding day would never take place, and Carey went off in search of a new hero.
It didn't take her long to find one.
Indeed... if all Mariah Carey wants for Christmas is an attractive man to call her own, then she's clearly found one in choreographer Bryan Tanaka.
Song lyric puns aside, there is no longer anything to debate. There are no rumors surrounding Carey and Tanaka, no innuendo of any kind.
They are simply together, mere weeks after Carey split from Packer.
Late last month, witnesses confirmed that Carey and Tanaka were all over each other in Hawaii.
There was kissing. There was groping. There were public displays of affection across the board.
“They swam in the ocean and he picked her up to kiss her," an onlooker told Us Weekly, adding in detail:
"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."
Fast forward about a week and E! News chatted with Tanaka at a premiere party in honor of Mariah's World, the new reality show that debuted last night on E!.
And the dancer wasn't exactly shy when it came to his feelings for Mariah.
"I've always had a thing for Mariah. I love her so much," Tanaka said at the New York City-based party.
He then toed the company and network line perfectly, teasing new episodes to come:
"Just make sure you tune in to the show and you'll see kind of how everything happens."
You can use the video below to watch Mariah's World online right now in order to catch up on the pilot.
It was every bit as absurd and scripted as you'd imagine it to be...
"We've been friends for a long time," Tanaka added at the bash. "I do a little dance move here and there and we have a good time. It will be fun."
A cynical person might say this relationship is simply contrived for the sake of ratings and storylines.
But Tanaka swears that it's real and special.
"Something connected with us back in the day and there was just a mutual admiration," Tanaka says.
"She saw something in me that I actually didn't recognize at first, from that it was over. It was set in history that we were gonna be connected some way, some how."
Remember: Carey was engaged as recently as two months ago!
So these two may want to slow down, out of respect for James Packer at the very least.
Not that we can blame Carey is this romance really is the real thing.
Did you see that photo of Bryan Tanaka above? Did you see those abs?!?
Go get it, girl.