Earlier this month, the iconic pop star Mariah Carey shared glimpses of her festive Christmas celebrations with her 12-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, following her recent breakup with longtime partner Bryan Tanaka.
The 54-year-old singer, who announced her split from choreographer Bryan Tanaka after seven years together, seemed to be fully immersed in the holiday spirit. Mariah took to her Instagram account to share joyous pictures from Christmas Eve, showcasing moments of festive delight with her children.
In the carousel of images, Moroccan was captured in black snow gear, sitting in front of his mother, while Monroe grinned from a seat behind Mariah. The duo sported matching pink coats as they enjoyed a sleigh ride through the snow. Mariah captioned the post with lyrics from the Christmas classic “Sleigh Ride,” adding musical note and snow emojis.
Additionally, Mariah shared a lighthearted video on her Instagram, attempting to get her twins to sing along to her iconic 1994 Christmas hit, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” The clip featured Monroe, Moroccan, and Mariah standing in front of a Christmas tree as they playfully expressed their fatigue with references to the famous song. Mariah humorously responded, “It’s just being festive,” before breaking into the opening notes of her beloved track, prompting her kids to exit the frame.
In the caption, Mariah wrote, “Had to do it! Merry Christmas Eve!!” accompanied by Christmas tree and heart emojis.
The festive celebration comes in the wake of Mariah Carey’s recent breakup with Bryan Tanaka. The couple cited “severe differences” as the reason for their separation. An exclusive source, as reported by Page Six, revealed that Tanaka’s desire to start a family was a significant factor in the split. The insider stated, “He wants to have a family. That’s not where she is at,” shedding light on the divergent paths that led to the end of their seven-year relationship.