Brazilian X Man wrote:Well if we go by the album, specifically Camouflage, then it was more a feeling of abandonment than anything-- which, IMO, could be fixed.
I'm torn, probably as Mariah is. On the one hand, they do seem to really love and care about each other-- and their family is beautiful as a unit. We've never gotten any confirmation as to what ended the marriage, but I always assumed Nick cheated? Which, if true, would make it nearly impossible to trust him again. If not true-- what would be different? Making more time for each other?
I worry about their age difference and the fact that Mariah has weight issues-- I don't know if it would drive her crazy keeping it together for him.
I don't think anyone can deny they have a special chemistry together. It would be amazing if they could actually make it work.
Mariah wrote a WHOLE ALBUM about it
AND sang a song about cheating on tour directly accusing him
Her singing that "you cheated motherf*****" on tour didn't necessarily confirm anything for me. I don't think I'd be able to be that cordial with someone who cheated on me, and there were pics of them together as a family pretty soon after the divorce.
We knew she felt abandoned by him before the album came out. She was very quick to say he was gone throughout the pregnancy, always working and that didn't sit well with her. The Big Jim songs were some of the first songs she wrote for the album in 2012. I think she probably thought after the lupus scare that things would change and then they didn't so that probably escalated things. I do think he probably cheated too which was the final nail in the coffin.
I remember either reading some gossip or else it was something Nick alluded to in one of his psycho rants on Instagram after the break up went public, that he had been dumped by text. I always wondered whether her texting on her iPhone at the start of "Faded" alluded to that. Things like that and the lighting and blowing out of the match at the start of "You're Mine" were the last details she added to the album the days before she submitted it.