As you know, the 46-year-old and her billionaire fianc├â┬⌐ James Packer split as the singer has started a relationship with her backup dancer Bryan, and thankfully it’s all starting to unfold on Mariah‘s World!
While it seems like we’ve been waiting FOREVER for Carey and Tanaka to turn the heat up, this week’s episode took a MAJOR step forward for the pair as the dancer admitted he loved Mariah! But not EVERYONE loves the loving going on!
Following an after-party during the Grammy winner’s European world tour, Miz Carey serenaded Bryan by lip-synching her own song, to which he admitted:
“I’m feel like I’m blushing a little bit.”
It wasn’t long after this that Tanaka revealed during a sit down in front of the camera:
“I love Mariah. She’s thoughtful, she’s inspiring. There’s something so unique about her. She’s a queen.”
As for the Heartbreaker singer, well she admitted:
“I’ve known Tanaka for a really long time.├óΓé¼┬ª We have the best time together.”
But the love train was only getting going as later in the episode the athletic 33-year-old couldn’t help talking about his feelings for the mother-of-two to fellow backup dancer G. Madison, saying:
“I can’t believe I’m even saying this right now. I’m catching some hard feelings, bro.”
“I feel like our chemistry’s not just professional.├óΓé¼┬ª Feels like there’s a connection that’s more than just what we’ve had for the past 10 years.├óΓé¼┬ª I wouldn’t cross that line if it didn’t feel the way it does.”
Being a good friend with a level head, Madison reminded Bryan that he might be risking his career, to which Mr. Tanaka replied:
“That’s where I’m tripping. She’s engaged. So maybe I’m just tripping.”
During a confessional, the dancer even admitted:
“It feels like we’re meant to be together.”
After the couple shared a VERY flirtatious van ride, Bry gushed EVEN MORE and admitted he “can’t ignore” his feelings:
It’s getting really hard for me because the more time we spend together, it feels more real.├óΓé¼┬ª I have these feelings, and I can’t ignore them. But I also have to try not to cross those boundaries, but it’s not gonna be easy.”
It’s getting REAL!
As much as we love the budding romance though, just a little reminder that Mariah was still with James during all of this! LOLz!
At one point during the episode, Mariah’s manager, Stella Bulochnikov, tried to insert herself as she gossiped with hairdresser Danielle, saying:
“Tanaka is getting a little cheeky with Mariah.├óΓé¼┬ª He’s looking at Mimi like she’s supper.”
After makeup artist Kristofer Buckle replied, “It’s very clear that Mariah is engaged,” Stella chimed in adding, “Some people ripped up that memo,” before saying Bryan needs to “simmer”!
Apparently Tanaka didn’t feel like turning things down though as he touched the singer’s butt!
During a down night, Carey’s crew decided to have some fun with “Mariah Carey-oke” and the reality star dressed as she British-speaking alter ego, Bianca Storm. After Bianca waltzed in and told Bryan, “I love you, darling,” the dancer admitted:
“Bianca’s ass is perfection.”
Getting into some awfully dangerous territory, especially seeing as how it lead to Bryan grazing Mariah’s booty with his fingers!
But Miz Carey’s new beau ended up going a little too hard as he busted up his kneecap and had to be sent to the hospital! Luckily, it only caused Bryan to miss 10 days of the tour, but Stella seemed pretty happy about the news thinking he might miss the rest of the dates altogether! Bulochnikov even admitted:
“This is the universe’s way of telling him to take a seat.├óΓé¼┬ª He needs to go home.├óΓé¼┬ª Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise. We can keep the focus on the tour ├óΓé¼┬ª not the dating game.”
Bryan on the other hand had some thoughts of his own:
“I can’t imagine leaving right now. There’s so much that’s been growing between us, I feel like if I leave now, I’m gonna lose everything.”
In a move that will surprise no one, Mariah ended up going to the hospital to check on Tanaka and her 5-year-old son, Moroccan, even came along! After Carey’s little one told the dancer, “I don’t wanna see you get hurt,” Mariah gave him some good news that despite Stella’s advice, she would keep him on the tour until his leg heals. The songstress’ manager wasn’t too thrilled as she shared:
“Well, this bird is 170 pounds and has a crush on Mimi. It’s a recipe for disaster.”
Then again, who gives a sh*t ’cause it’s Mariah’s World and we’re all just living in it! LOLz!
What are your thoughts on watching Mariah and Bryan’s budding romance?!
Make sure you catch Mariah’s reality show when it airs Sundays on E! at 9 p.m. EST!