The singer’s representative said Friday that Carey and Packer got engaged in New York City on Thursday.
The marriage will be Carey’s third. She was previously married to actor-comedian Nick Cannon and record executive Tommy Mottola.
Carey’s hits include “Vision of Love,” ”We Belong Together” and “Hero.”
Packer is the son of late Australian media baron Kerry Packer and is one of that’s country’s leading casino executives.