Mariah Carey opens up about James Packer breakup: 'Everything happens for a reason'

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Mariah Carey is breaking her silence after calling off her engagement to James Packer.

The 46-year-old singer appears on Wednesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and gives fans an update on how she's coping after her very public breakup. "Now it's a whole freakin' thing," Carey says of the split. "I think I'm doing well."

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Looking slightly uncomfortable about the topic of conversation, she adds, "Everything happens for a reason. Things are the way they are."

Carey also responds to reports that Packer did not want to be in her upcoming docu-series, Mariah's World. "Allegedly," she says of those claims. "It's kind of difficult to talk about at this moment."

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A source close to the former couple told ET that Packer "is demanding that E! and Carey remove him from all footage of Mariah's World," adding that the billionaire businessman is featured prominently in the show's first episode, set to debut on Dec. 4. "He wants E! to reopen all the footage they got of him and edit him out of the show."

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Musician Mariah Carey (L) and James Packer attend the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on May 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for GLAAD)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Mariah Carey and James Packer are seen on May 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Mariah Carey and James Packer are seen on May 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: (L-R) Director Lee Daniels, Mariah Carey, and James Packer attend the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on May 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for GLAAD)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: (L-R) Mariah Carey and James Packer attend the 2016 G'Day Los Angeles Gala at Vibiana on January 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: James Packer, Mariah Carey and Member of the Australian House of Representatives Julie Bishop attend the G'Day USA 2016 Black Tie Gala at Vibiana on January 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for G'day USA Gala)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: James Packer and Mariah Carey arrives at the 2016 G'Day Los Angeles Gala at Vibiana on January 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
MACAU - OCTOBER 27: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) (L-R) American singer Mariah Carey and Australian businessman James Packer arrive on the red carpet for the opening of Studio City casino in Macau, China. (Photo by Jonathan Ng/Newspix/Getty Images)
James Packer, co-chairman of Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd., right, and singer Mariah Carey stand for photographs at the red carpet event prior to the opening ceremony of Studio City casino resort, developed by Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd., in Macau, China, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Studio City is the latest test of the former Portuguese colony's ability to attract visitors wanting to play on more than gaming tables and slot machines. Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Mariah Carey and James Packer attend 'The Intern' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on September 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Mariah Carey and James Packer attend 'The Intern' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on September 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
PORTOFINO, ITALY - JUNE 26: Mariah Carey And James Packer are seen on June 26, 2015 in Portofino, . (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
PORTOFINO, ITALY - JUNE 26: Mariah Carey and Kerry Stokes are seen on June 26, 2015 in Portofino, . (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
PORTOFINO, ITALY - JUNE 26: Mariah Carey, James Packer and Kerry Stokes are seen on June 26, 2015 in Portofino, . (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
PORTOFINO, ITALY - JUNE 26: Mariah Carey And James Packer are seen on June 26, 2015 in Portofino, . (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
PORTOFINO, ITALY - JUNE 26: Mariah Carey And James Packer are seen on June 26, 2015 in Portofino, . (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
PORTOFINO, ITALY - JUNE 26: Mariah Carey And James Packer are seen on June 26, 2015 in Portofino, . (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
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However, a source close to Packer disputes these claims, telling ET, "The show hasn't even finished shooting. He has not asked to be taken out. It is totally false."

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Earlier this week, a source close to Carey told ET that the GRAMMY winner is "ready to move on" from Packer and "feels like she dodged a bullet."


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