However, the Touch My Body star said that she's convinced their love will be lasting, because her marriage to music mogul Tommy Mottola - 20 years her senior - was a "disaster". "You know what, I did. But he doesn't act like it (younger) - he's really very intelligent," Contactmusic quoted her, as saying.
"He's a very business-minded person, but he's also a lot of fun so you don't really think about those things. It is what it is. "I've been with someone older and that could be a disaster or maybe you have to throw that side away and don't think about it - think about who's right for you," she added. Carey and Mottola split in 1998 after five years of marriage.