A new report claims that Mariah Carey‘s former fiancé James Packer will stop at nothing to win back his ex-wife Jodhi Meares.
She recently split from her boy toy husband after just 14 months of marriage, and the billionaire allegedly told friends he’s willing to “wait as long as it takes” to reboot their love story.
Even before Jodhi, who turns 46 this week, dumped 29-year-old photographer Nick Tsindos, James made his feelings for the designer known, presenting her with gifts and calling to make sure she was okay.
James and Jodhi in 2001. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Sources say he secretly sent her $500,000 Cartier diamond earrings for Christmas in 2015, just before she married Nick, and made his fleet of super yachts and private jets available to her. He also invested in her fashion company, The Upside — helping to take the brand global.
“James is either the best ex- husband in the world, or he’s still in love with Jodhi — and we all know he worships the ground she walks on,” one friend explained. “She never asks anything of him, but he showers her with gifts, and he has for years.”
James and ex-fiancée Mariah in May 2016. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Insiders told Australian publication Woman’s Day that they suspect James’ highly publicized engagement to Mariah was prompted by Jodhi’s elopement with Nick, given that he presented the pop diva with her $10 million ring just one week later.
Jodhi broke up with James in 2002 after almost three years of marriage because she reportedly couldn’t cope with the pressure of being a “Packer wife.” But the couple never stopped loving each other, and at the time of their divorce stated that they “remain the best of friends.”