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London Celebrity Sightings - May 27, 2019

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In her latest cover story with CosmopolitanMariah Carey got candid about her early career, two marriages, her sex-life, and of course, how she’s just better than everyone else.

The interview begins with the writer observing Mariah as she sends back a bottle of subpar wine during her stay at a Berlin hotel. “It just tastes disgusting,” the singer tells her. “For the record, the replacement bottle was ‘not so great’ either,’ the writer notes.

Because after all, she is Mariah Carey, and the R&B legend knows she can be whoever she wishes given how much she went through as a young artist on the come up. “They have no idea what I went through as a child to even get to be an 18-year-old girl with a record deal,” she said. “This was before you could just go on YouTube and sing.” It wouldn’t be a Mariah moment without a little bit of shade.

In the ’90’s, prior to emerging as the hottest artist on the planet, she entered into a relationship with Sony executive Tommy Mottola, to whom she was married from 1993 to 1998. Carey successfully got her demo tape to him while she was still waitressing tables, and he then used his status in the music industry to her advantage. The pair, despite the 20-year age difference, ultimately developed a romantic relationship.

“You might want to picture a child bride,” she recalled. “There was a conscious effort to keep me as this all-American, whatever that means, girl. It was very controlled. There was no ­freedom for me as a human being. It was almost like being a prisoner.”

In regards to romance, Carey acknowledges that some may consider her “prude” on account of the fact that she’s only been with five men in her life. “I haven’t had that many, but there has been a variety pack,” the singer said in reference to preferring younger men. “I’ve only been with five people in my life, so I’m kind of a prude, honestly, compared to most others in the field.”

“You might want to picture a child bride,” she recalled. “There was a conscious effort to keep me as this all-American, whatever that means, girl. It was very controlled. There was no ­freedom for me as a human being. It was almost like being a prisoner.”

In regards to romance, Carey acknowledges that some may consider her “prude” on account of the fact that she’s only been with five men in her life. “I haven’t had that many, but there has been a variety pack,” the singer said in reference to preferring younger men. “I’ve only been with five people in my life, so I’m kind of a prude, honestly, compared to most others in the field.”

You can read the full cover story here.

 

READ MORE: Complex.com

Article Courtesy of Complex

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Mariah Carey Says She Has Only Had Five Relationships was originally published on wzakcleveland.com

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