After the two were photographed kissing in Hawaii, the rumored couple were spotted together at New York City’s Empire State Building. Grinning from ear to ear, Carey, 46, and Tanaka, 33, remained close as they attended the iconic tower’s 2016 Holiday Light Show.
“Love would be fantastic,” she told E! News of her holiday plans.
However, love may have already found Carey. According to Tanaka, he’s “always had a thing for Mariah.”
“I love her so much,” he told the publication. “We’ve been friends for a long time. Something connected with us back in the day and there was just a mutual admiration. 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.”
Carey and Tanaka first sparked romance rumors when they were spotted out partying together in October. At the time, it was rumored that Carey’s breakup with Packer had something to do with her close relationship with the backup dancer.