Is Mariah Carey dating Australian casino billionaire James Packer

Pop queen Mariah Carey and Australian casino billionaire James Packer spark rumours they are dating as they go hand-in-hand for romantic stroll in Italy.

Pop diva Mariah Carey has been single for less than a year after splitting from actor Nick Cannon.

Mariah Carey and James Packer
Mariah Carey and James Packer

And the 45-year-old has already sparked rumours that she has found love again as she was seen strolling hand-in-hand with Australian billionaire James Packer in the picturesque south of Italy.

The unlikely pair were spotted looking amorous as they ambled along the cobbled streets of Capri, amid reports they are on an ‘extended holiday.’

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Pop queen Mariah Carey and Australian casino billionaire James Packer spark rumours they are dating!

Sources have told showbiz website TMZ Website that Sydney-born Packer has been ‘aggressively’ pursuing Mariah for months.

The Dream Lover hitmaker has been friends for years with the entertainment mogul and has been spending time on board his luxury yacht.

The mother of twins is said to have met Packer through American filmmaker Brett Ratner.

The well-connected producer is known for directing the Rush Hour film series, The Family Man, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand and Prison Break.

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James Packer and Erica Baxter were previously married

Charming Packer, said to be worth an estimated $4.6 billion, according to Forbes, was married for six years to model Erica, with whom he has three young children.

The pair remain close friends despite splitting two years ago, holidaying and enjoying family gatherings.

Packer was also married to fashion designer Jodhi Meares for three years before splitting in 2002.

James Packer, Brett Ratner, Dwayne Johnson and Simone Johnson arrive as Paramount Pictures and MGM present the Los Angeles Premiere of "Hercules" at the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday July 23, 2014 (Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Australia’s fourth richest man has most recently been linked to model Miranda Kerr, 31, who split from actor Orlando Bloom in October 2013 after two years of marriage.

The high-profile pair were first linked in December 2013 when reports first surfaced following the shock breakdown of Packer’s six-year marriage to his wife Erica in September.

She was also seen enjoying time in his company, sailing around Spain on his famous yacht last year.

Mariah, meanwhile, has taken her split from rapper Nick hard and during a Christmas concert in New York last year broke down in tears tears as she attempted to sing Hero.

He has since reportedly signed a deal to write a tell-all book about his marriage to the singer after she rejected his repeated demands for a $30 million divorce settlement.

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Friends say a book, with major publishing company Simon and Schuster, will be his ultimate revenge.

The actor and host of America’s Got Talent has an estimated net worth of $20 million, while Mariah is said to have $225 million fortune.

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