Mariah Carey isn’t letting her breakup with fiancé James Packer get in the way of her Halloweekend. But she has finally broken her social media silence — sort of.
The star, 46, took to Instagram to show a photo of herself dressed in a cleavage-bearing black lace-up top and sharing a tight embrace with a pal.
“#realfriends who don’t read Woman’s Day #wedontknowyou We love you #Australianlambs,” Carey captioned the photo.
In the post, Carey is referring to the Australian magazine Woman’s Day, which reported on her breakup from the Australian billionaire and with an article titled, “IT’S OVER: James Packer dumps Mariah Carey.” The article also includes rumors about Carey’s alleged wrongdoings in the couple’s relationship.
She makes it clear, however, that she loves her fans — better known as her adoring “lambs” — from Down Under. Her hashtag “Australian lambs,” refers to her loyal followers living in Australia.
On Tuesday, the singer tweeted, “I love my lambs in #SouthAmerica and will do everything I can to come in 2017 the proper way. Thank you for understanding. LYM, Te Amo MC,” she wrote, shortly after canceling part of her Latin American tour.
And while sources told PEOPLE that the pair actually split last month during a vacation-gone-wrong in Greece, Carey gathered together her friends, including the backup dancer Packer was reportedly jealous of, for a night out at Nobu on Thursday. Carey was spotted again on Saturday night with the same backup dancer, and the two got dinner at Los Angeles’s Catch restaurant with a group of friends. The star opted to swap hands and wore her $10 million engagement ring on her right hand.
After the end of their two-year romance was announced, reasons for the breakup have been swirling. A source close to Carey recently told PEOPLE the split was directly related to the mogul’s mental health.
“James has not been in a mentally healthy place,” the source said. “His behavior was not a desirable situation for Mariah so she unfortunately had to leave him.”
A source on the Packer side refuted the allegations, however, telling PEOPLE that it’s “typical Mariah to just twist things that don’t sound good to her. They split because she has issues. James is definitely an oddball, but a brilliant great guy. To put her issues on James is ridiculous.”
“James is very private, and doesn’t need the media to be successful,” the Packer source said. “He doesn’t want to be a part of Mariah’s reality show.”