Brett Ratner Played Matchmaker for Mariah Carey and James Packer

"It's hard for me to have best friends and not want to introduce them," says Ratner about bringing the couple, who have been dating since late summer, together.
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Mariah Carey and James Packer

A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Brett Ratner and his RatPac Entertainment business partner, billionaire James Packer, are shepherding a few awards-season hopefuls (The RevenantBlack Mass and Truth) while also celebrating a different kind of accomplishment — one of the romantic kind.

Ratner confirms to THR that he played matchmaker to Packer and Mariah Carey, who have been dating since late summer. 

"Mariah is one of my best friends. We are Aries brother and sister because our birthdays are a day apart. It's hard for me to have best friends and not want to introduce them," says Ratner. He adds that the pair are getting serious, confirming a TMZ report that they've decided to move in together.

"They're going to be together for a while," Ratner says. 

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