Long Headline Mariah Carey talks young fling with Derek Jeter and how he inspired songs ‘My All’ and ‘The Roof’
In an interview with Vulture about her new memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” the superstar shared details of her fling with former Yankee Derek Jeter . The self proclaimed Queen of Christmas confirmed that her two tracks “The Roof” and “ My All” were inspired by the baseball player.
In Carey’s new book, the best selling female vocalist spoke about how she met Jeter at a dinner party. The two ‘secretly’ started texting toward the end of Carey and music producer Tommy Mottola’s marriage.
Carey spoke about the moment she and Jeter shared a secret kiss at the top of his New York apartment building. The 50-year-old singer went on to say that the kiss inspired her song “The Roof” from her album Butterfly.
Mariah Carey has been vocal in recent years about her love life and how she has only allowed a very limited number of men to date her and has only been with five. When asked by Vulture if she had remembered the kiss between her and Jeter, Carey said, “Of course I do!”
The singer went on to write a second song about Jeter, “My All,” which also debuted on the Butterfly album in 1998. The song talks about a longing to be with an individual for one night and risking it all for the opportunity.
The singer went on to explain that she would never forget the moment because it was a “great moment, and it happened in a divine way.” Carey explained that her fling with Jeter helped her move past the struggle of her then failing marriage to Mottola and the expectations he’d placed on her to act and present herself.
After more than 10 years of looking for love, the star finally settled down with Wild ‘n Out’s Nick Cannon. The two wed in 2008 and had twins Moroccan and Monroe shortly after. Carey and Cannon split after 8 years of marriage but remain in good standing with each other as co-parents, often posting photos to social media with their children.
Michaela Angela Davis helped Mariah with sharing the details of her youth and obstacles to stardom. A press release stated that the memoir was, “an improbable and inspiring journey of survival and resilience as she struggles through complex issues of race, identity, class, childhood and family trauma during her meteoric rise to music superstardom.”
Mariah celebrated the completion of her memoir with a post on Instagram saying, “It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir. I want to tell the story of the moments – the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contributed to the person I am today.” The letter concluded with, “Writing this memoir was incredibly hard, humbling and healing. My sincere hope is that you are moved to a new understanding, not only about me, but also about the resilience of the human spirit. Love, Mariah.”
The book is set to release on September 29th and can be pre-ordered through Amazon.