Mariah Carey is faking a new romance with a backup dancer to boost ratings for her reality show, In Touch magazine has sensationally reported.
Diva Mariah, 47, was pictured frolicking on a beach with dancer Bryan Tanaka, 33, soon after her split with 48-year-old Aussie mogul James Packer was confirmed.
But a source tells the magazine: “Flaunting a romance with her so-called toy boy was the perfect thing to set tongues wagging.
“They’re faking the romance to boost ratings for Mariah’s World.
“Mariah’s trying to create buzz around her, and Bryan fell right into her lap, so to speak.
“But they don’t have sex. They’re more like friends.”
So far, the ploy has been successful, but: “Some of the other backup dancers are envious of the special treatment Bryan gets from Mariah, but he’s embracing it and lapping up his glamorous new lifestyle.
“He’s enjoying the ride.”