Bryan Tanaka took to Instagram to announce the end of his romantic relationship with Mariah Carey. In a heartfelt post, the backup dancer shared the news of their amicable separation after seven remarkable years together. Tanaka expressed mixed emotions, stating that their decision to part ways was mutual. Acknowledging the different paths they are choosing, he emphasized the profound respect and gratitude they hold for the precious time they shared.
Tanaka, who began dating the renowned songstress in 2016, expressed his intention to treasure the memories and artistic collaborations they have created. Despite the end of their romantic involvement, he praised Mariah Carey’s dedication to her family and her commitment to her craft. Through their journey, he found inspiration and growth. Tanaka also conveyed his love and appreciation for Mariah and her incredible children, expressing how their warmth and kindness enriched his life beyond words.
During this sensitive time, Tanaka humbly requested privacy from fans and the public alike. By seeking solace and space for healing, he hopes to navigate the aftermath of their separation with grace. With hope in his heart, Tanaka looks forward to the unfolding chapters and how he will be creatively inspired.
Rumors of the breakup between Carey, 54, and Tanaka, 40, had been circulating earlier this month when the hitmaker took her annual trip to Aspen, Colorado alone. Additionally, Tanaka did not join Carey on her “Merry Christmas One and All!” tour, which began last month at the Yaamava Resort & Casino in Highland, California. These events sparked speculation, and on December 20th, a source confirmed to Page Six that the couple had indeed split. The insider revealed that Tanaka, being 14 years younger than Carey, desired to start a family, a longing that did not align with Mariah’s current aspirations.
As Tanaka embarks on his own journey, he aims to carve out a life of his own. While their breakup marks the end of a significant chapter, it signifies the beginning of new adventures and personal growth for both individuals. With their paths diverging, the couple has chosen to part ways respectfully, honoring the profound connection they once shared.
The Daily Mail reported that Bryan Tanaka and Mariah Carey were last seen together during a birthday getaway in March, marking their final public appearance as a couple. While they may no longer walk hand in hand, their individual paths will forever be entwined with the memories and artistry they created together.