Mariah Carey Engaged?

At the afterparty for Mariah Carey’s movie Tennessee, Nick Cannon appeared to be taking the sentiment of her single “Touch My Body” to heart and hovered close by Carey’s side during the evening’s festivities. The movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and before the screening, Mariah tried to downplay any rumors of a relationship between her and Nick, by talking about her dog Jack, “He is my special someone. I love spending time with him.”

But the giant diamond ring on her finger is sending a very different signal with speculation running rampant that the butterfly-obsessed singer might be engaged to Cannon. Nick’s rep had no comment when the question was posed by People magazine and Mariah’s couldn’t be reached.

Let’s not forget, however, that this is a woman with an extensive diamond collection. She probably didn’t even notice she was wearing a giant rock. “This old thing?” she thought to herself when she was getting asked about it on the red carpet. She probably exfoliates with the smaller carat gems and tosses them when she’s done with them.

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