Mariah Carey is engaged to James Packer.

The Australian billionaire asked the singer to be his wife during a private dinner in New York on Thursday (21Jan16), which was also attended by her closest friends.

"The happy couple got engaged tonight," her representative confirmed.

According to TMZ the proposal took place at restaurant Eleven Madison Park, with Packer getting down on one knee in front of everyone he'd invited to the venue. The outlet has a photograph of the happy couple leaving the establishment and a giant engagement ring is seen on Carey's finger.

The couple has been dating since June (15) and spent much of last summer touring around Europe and the Middle East on Packer's luxury yacht.

Both Carey, 45, and Packer, 48, have been married before - the singer was previously wed to music executive Tommy Mottola and actor/entrepreneur Nick Cannon, while Packer divorced model and singer Erica Baxter in 2013.

Mariah has twins from her marriage to Cannon, while her new fiance has three young children with his ex-wife.
The superstar singer has publicly gushed about her beau, chatting about him being her dream man just two months after they got together.

"He's just an incredible guy. He really is a good person, and that's hard to find," she said.

"I think anybody that's a friend of his would say the same thing, if not more, so I can't say enough nice things about him. He's just a spectacular guy."