Ayvaunn Penn, Naturally Moi
We all have that one ex who believes they were our everything. For famed songstress Mariah Carey, it is Tommy Mottola, her first husband. In his new soon-to-be released memoir entitled Hitmaker, he says, “If it seemed like I was controlling, I apologize…Was I obsessive? Yes. But that was also part of the reason for her success.”
Carey counters these claims in an interview saying that her four-year marriage to this man twenty years her senior was a “private h**l. ” She adds, “I came to him with the voice that I have. I came to him with the songs that went on to be Number One records.” Lastly, she did not neglect to leave out that Mottola was a “controlling man” who “mentally and emotionally” abused her for the duration of their union.