Sources told The Blast on Wednesday that the former couple reached a deal several months ago. She was hoping to get $50 million from Packer, a media mogul and one of the richest Australians in the world, because she had to move to Los Angeles to be with him.
However, she got less than a fifth of that. She got to keep the famous engagement ring Packer got her, which was thought to be worth $10 million. But between the cash and the ring, the 47-year-old Carey only made off with $5 to $10 million.
Carey and Packer were engaged for almost a year before breaking it off in October 2016. Packer initially didn't want to give Carey anything, but she wanted something for moving across the country.
The "All I Want For Christmas Is You" singer also claimed Packer did something to one of her assistants during a Greek vacation. Back in October 2016, sources told TMZ that "something really bad" happened between Packer an assistant. Another TMZ report at that time quoted Carey-linked sources who said Packer became "violent" and was "mentally unstable."
Despite the bitter split, Carey continued wearing the 35-carat engagement ring. PEOPLE reported that she was seen wearing it last month at a dinner to honor Karl Lagerfeld.
"I was at a low point in my personal life," Packer told The Australian last month of his relationship with Carey. "She was kind, exciting and fun. Mariah is a woman of substance. But it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me."
Last week, Carey was forced to cancel three Christmas concerts because of health concerns. She won't take the stage again until Dec. 2.