"An unbelievable energy was running though me, screaming, ‘Turn the car around!That may be the best voice you’ve ever heard in your life,'" he reportedly writes of when he first listened to Carey's demo.“I’m not talking 10 years, just a few.'The controversial relationship was the subject of much derision at the time.The pair, Mottola, 43, and Carey, 23, married in a lavish ceremony worth half a million.In January 2016, the couple announced they were engaged; however, they called off the engagement in October. Take a look at this list and you'll find out all of Mariah Carey's exes, previous husbands, and hookups.Time will tell what other men will end up on this list of Mariah Carey's exes. More About Age: 36 Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America Profession: Television director, Record producer, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, more Credits: Men in Black II, Monster House, Drumline, America's Got Talent, Love Don't Cost a Thing, more Also Ranked #24 on A Definitive Ranking of Rappers as Actors Mariah Carey dated model Christian Monzon from 2005 - 2006.Mottola went on to push the ballads that broke Carey onto the music scene and allegedly refused to allow her to more towards the R&B she was interested in.
While Mottola does admit regret with regards to the pain his broken marriage caused his children — at one point, he discusses a wedding photo depicting his daughter clutching her brother and weeping unhappy tears — he still seems to be shrugging off the domineering behavior that caused Carey to file for divorce in 1997.
“For me, to really get out was difficult,” she said.
“[It] was not only a marriage, but a business thing where the person was in control of my life.” And as Mottola himself makes clear in his new memoir, “Hitmaker,” out Jan.
Over the years, Mariah Carey became almost as famous for her ex boyfriends as she was for her singing.
She has dated some of the biggest names in music, business and sports. Mariah Carey married actor and comedian Nick Cannon on April 30, 2008 and gave birth to fraternal twins in 2011. Most recently, Mariah Carey was in a relationship with Australian billionaire James Packer.