It’s been months since Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon decided to separate. Since then, they have argued publicly and one-upped each other in attempts to appear sympathetic. Nick “won” most of the positive publicity, aside from criticism that he was too open about his marriage. Mariah had almost entirely bad press. And it’s reportedly affected her personal life and mental state.
“She used to at least be able to hold it together in public, but not anymore,”an insider tells InTouch. “She’s just one big emotional mess. The divorce and all the fighting with Nick are weighing heavily on her that now it’s affecting her professional life. There’s been talk that she could end up back in the psych ward.”
“She feels like the walls are caving in the more she’s slammed by critics and fans about her singing,” the insider continues. “She’s been coping with the stress by binge-eating and numbing the pain with alcohol.”
The source alleges, “She’s cracking, and her friends are worried that the split, the weight gain and the bad reviews are going to drive her over the edge. It’s really a sad situation.”
In other news, Mariah reportedly uninvited Nick from their annual family vacation. “The original plan had been for the whole family to spend Christmas together in Colorado. However, Mariah has now asked Nick not to come,” a source told E! News. “It’s based on a few things. For starters, they spent Thanksgiving together and fought behind the scenes. How is it healthy for the kids if both parents are technically in the same place but fighting?”
“She holds him partially responsible for the bad press her recent performances have gotten,” the source added. “She’s been so stressed over the split—with the fighting and crying—it’s definitely affected her state of mind, her head, her voice and her stage presence. It’s rattled her.”