A colossal financial success and a diva , Carey has riches that mere mortals simply can’t relate to—and an origin story to match.“I don’t have a birthday,” she jokes when asked about turning 46 in March. It was a fairyland experience.” So in many ways, Carey’s upcoming E!show,, an eight-part docuseries slated for the fall, is a surprise.It promises the requisite look inside the celebrity bubble, including rehearsals for her European tour, the planning of her wedding to billionaire James Packer later this year, and her unrelenting campaign against unflattering fluorescent lighting.But I’m not that person.” Still, Carey’s combination of glamour, curves, and shade, expertly delivered, should make perfect reality TV. Tabloids have quoted “insiders” worried that a reality show will prove embarrassing for her.Wendy Williams railed against the idea, citing Whitney Houston’s regrettable appearances in Bravo’s 2005 series , went on Sirius XM to voice concern that verged on spilling tea. Maneuvering through the main dining room at Nobu Malibu with a small entourage, she’s wearing large sunglasses and a leather jacket draped over her shoulders.Trailed by flashing camera bulbs and the dinner crowd’s murmurs, she sits with me at a barely-lit table on the restaurant’s outside deck, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
There is a concise black skirt, an overwhelmed bra, and a wisp of a black top. “I didn’t want to walk over without my jacket on,” she explains. ” Carey has made a career of divulging what she wants when she wants to—which isn’t often.“She is very fragile, and she has been through a lot,” Daniels said. Some people don’t have that Teflon sort of thing that I do, so she masks it with this coquettish thing that is hiding her nervousness and her pain and her own family’s abuse to her.But it won’t be, according to Carey, a put-it-all-out-there show in the style of the Kardashian clan—who are, coincidentally, filming something in a private dining room 15 yards away.“Some of us,” Carey says, casting a glance toward the room, “talk about other people and what they do and la la la.
After decades in the tabloid spotlight, she’s successfully walled off most of her life from the public.She’s notorious for canceling photo shoots and turning down interviews.