Since Carey’s split, the Grammy-winning artist hasn’t exactly shied away from showing off all the time she was spending with Tanaka — the pair were seen frolicking on a beach in Hawaii in December, holding hands onstage during a Christmas performance and posing in a hot tub for an intimate Valentine’s Day snap, bubbly in hand. And that’s not even getting into how Tanaka and Carey’s blossoming romance was documented on her E! docu-series, Mariah’s World.
The sudden yet mysterious nature of Tanaka and Carey’s relationship led to some fans doubting that they were actually an item. Even Carey’s friendly ex Nick Cannon said that he didn't buy the romance as it was documented on Mariah’s World.
“First of all, I think the whole reality show is fake,” he said in an interview with Howard Stern in February. “I’m a producer, so you can’t have a well-lit private conversation. Like, that s— doesn’t happen,” he explained. “I don’t buy none of that s—.”
However, Cannon, who continues to co-parent the couple’s two children, 5-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, with Carey, did add that he was fine with whatever made the singer happy.
This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com.