James Packer and David Gyngell: Both Billionaire Moguls Friends Again Despite Packer Now Dating Mariah Carey?

By Lex Lopez | 1 year ago

Mariah Carey‘s boyfriend and Casino mogul James Packer acknowledged his shortcomings with the ill-reputed brawl with Nine Entertainment CEO David Gyngell last May 2014. Read on for more details.

Their punch-up outside his multimillion-dollar Bondi Beach home was a fodder for the paparazzi. The footage of both billionaires swinging at each other was shown locally and internationally. Pictures of the incident also covered the newspapers for days. The disagreement supposedly stemmed from Packer, who got furious after seeing a news truck seeking for a quick story regarding the 47-year-old’s involvement with Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr. The local police fined both men $500 for their “rowdy conduct.”


Packer opened up to Australian Financial Review on the undesirable episode of his life with his good friend Gyngell.

“I should have never punched Gyngell outside my house. I’ve made a bunch of mistakes, but in a business sense, I’ve had a go more than anyone else I’ve known,” Packer said.

Gyngell, who admitted that he was the one who brought about the fight because of his presence in his friend’s home also shared his pang of guilt for the incident for the morning fisticuffs.

He fully accepts that he was the instigator of the incident. ‘Clearly, had he not turned up at Packer’s premises in an angry mood then the confrontation would never have occurred,’ a spokesman for the media mogul said in MailOnline.

Mr. Gyngell also added that “the feeling is mutual and that Mr. Parker was always a brother to me”.

In related news, Mr. Parker’s current beau, pop diva Maria Carey was compelled to receive a milestone moment of her career without Mr. Parker.

The MailOnline reports that both the 45-year-old Carey and Mr. Parker had quite an opposing schedule for work commitments.  Unfortunately, this  time around he was not present as the “Infinity” singer finally received her  “Hollywood Walk of Fame” in Los Angeles last Wednesday.

The high-profile couple have been quite good friends but had just started dating last June following Carey’s separation to singer Nick Cannon.

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