Mariah Carey: "I Wanted To Be Kidnapped"

If how Mariah Carey looks on the new cover of Elle is any indication of how her life is going, then I definitely need a little Nick Cannon in my life.

Mimi says that she is feeling as good as she is looking -- and it's all because of the fabulosity that is her career rebirth and her brand new marriage to Nick.

"Most people would think, 'Okay, please! This doesn't happen in real life!'" she tells the mag. "When I was in an unhappy place in my life, I always wanted to be kidnapped. I just wanted a way out, but I didn't have one."

Mariah, of course, is referring to her previous marriage to Tommy Mottola, who, the singer has said on numerous occasions, kept her more like a prisoner than a wife.

But Mariah finally got her happy ending (so far), when she and her prince, Nick, got together and he proposed, not once, but twice, complete with the "whisking away" Mims was so desperate for.

"He sort of kidnapped me and took me on a helicopter ride," she says. "Then he re-proposed."

The first proposal had come on the rooftop of her Manhattan apartment, where Nick popped the question with a 17-carat diamond hidden inside a candy ring pop.

"They've been calling me Cinderella since I first started out, so, of course, being Cinderella..." she laughs, adding, "We really kept the whole relationship aspect of it quiet," Mariah says. "Therefore, we didn't really 'date,' you know what I mean? Because that would have been not quiet or private. I think we didn't want to give people a chance to be like, 'What are you doing? What are you talking about? This is so quick--are you sure?'"

I'm sorry, was Cinderella kidnapped? Did she get a ring pop? I must have had the other version. 



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