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Mariah Carey Celebrates Christmas With President Biden At The White House [PHOTOS]

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By Afouda Bamidele on December 20, 2023 at 9:15 PM EST

Mariah Carey, the Queen of Christmas, is celebrating it with the leader of the free world at The White House!

Despite being in the woes of a break from her boyfriend of seven years, Bryan Tanaka, Carey brought Christmas cheer to the President's Palace in style, accompanied by her children.

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Mariah Carey Visits President Joe Biden At The White House

Carey officially informed President Joe Biden that "it's timeeeeeee" with a visit to the White House. She detailed the eventful visit on Instagram with a heart-melting photo of her and her twins, Monroe and Moroccan, by her side.

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The Songbird Supreme was dressed to the nines for the official appearance in a sparkly two-piece number that comprised a gown and a blazer with pink hems. She accessorized the look with a pair of pink open-toe heels and a simple diamond necklace.

Carey's children were also dressed to match her elegant vibe to see the president. Monroe copied her mother's style, wearing a quilted leather blazer over a pinafore dress and black slacks. As for Moroccan, he kept things cool with brown pants and a red sweater shirt underneath a black blazer.

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In the first frame, the "All I Want For Christmas" singer held on to her daughter while chatting heartily with President Biden, while her 12-year-old son watched from the other side. Carey also had a solo shot with the Commander-in-chief, lovingly placing her arm on his shoulder.

Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, were not left out of the celebration as they posed for a picture with the Queen of Christmas. Perhaps, the highlight of the carousel was the snap of the "Obsessed" songstress placing an ornament on the gigantic Christmas tree.

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"Last week I had the pleasure of meeting President Biden & Vice President Harris at the White House to ring in the holiday season! While there, we got to see all the festive decor and spread some cheer," she captioned the post which received over 170,000 likes in the space of two hours.

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Fans wasted no time camping in the comments section to celebrate the milestone visit. One fan wrote, "She is a national treasure," while another penned, "MARIAH 2024‼️" Another comment read, "You look beautiful friend!"

However, the comments were completely positive as some scolded the five-time Grammy Award winner for associating with the President amid the Israel-Palestine war. "Oh, Mariah. This is so tone-deaf right now," lamented a disappointed fan. Another displeased follower penned, "Why would you even want to be seen with him!??"

Regardless of how people feel about Carey's visit to the White House, the superstar singer seems to be living her best life despite news of her split from her boyfriend, Bryan Tanaka.

Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka Split After Seven Years

News of Carey and Tanaka's breakup made headlines earlier this week when she was spotted celebrating the holidays in Aspen with her children and the dancer nowhere to be found.

It is the first time since they became an item that the 44-year-old choreographer hasn't accompanied Carey on the annual Aspen holiday. It also didn't help that she posted two images of herself on social media from her "Merry Christmas One and All!" tour, and fans noticed she wasn't looking vibrant.

Per reports, since the start of the holiday-themed tour in November, Tanaka, who usually takes the stage with her, has been noticeably absent from all of her performances, prompting speculations about a breakup.

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Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka

Tanaka and Carey first crossed paths in 2006 when Tanaka joined the superstar on her "Adventures of Mimi" tour. The famous dancer said of their instant connection, "Something connected with us back in the day and there was just a mutual admiration. She saw something in me that I actually didn’t recognize at first, from that it was over. It was set in history that we were gonna be connected some way, somehow."

It, however, wasn't until 10 years later, in 2016, that they officially became a couple after Carey split from her ex-husband, Nick Cannon. During their seven-year romance, the duo were often plagued with engagement rumors.

In fact, in April, reports surfaced that the "Always Be My Baby" singer had lost 50 pounds in anticipation of a secret wedding to Tanaka.

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It turns out it was breakup weight loss!

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