Mariah Carey addresses her break-up with James Packer

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Mariah Carey has admitted it is "kind of difficult" to talk about her split from James Packer.

The pop diva and the Australian businessman parted ways earlier this year.

Appearing on Ellen DeGeneres' US chat show, Mariah was asked how she was doing since the break-up and said: "I think I'm doing well."

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Mariah Carey and James Packer (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

She went on: "I'm actually ... Everything happens for a reason, things are the way they are."

Ellen asked whether Packer had been reluctant to appear on Mariah's new docu-series but the songstress played her cards close to her chest.

"It's kind of difficult to talk about it at the moment," she said.

Mariah then changed the subject, saying: "So, I'm just going to compliment you on these decorations once again because they are fabulous."

The star - who was flaunting her assets in a low-cut dress and some serious diamonds - also opened up about her reputation for being late.

"I really try and half the time it's not even my fault, I'm telling the truth!" she insisted.

"It used to always be my fault okay, and then I told everybody, 'Just lie to me and tell me the call time is at a different time'."