Mariah Carey: I’m Eternally 12 Years Old

is featured on the cover of the new Parade magazine, where the 37-year-old talked about getting older. “I’m eternally 12. And that 12-year-old inside me is an eternal optimist,” the lamb and rainbows enthusiast said. “I know what it feels like not to have fame or money, and I do still feel like that same person in many ways. Honestly, I don’t even have birthdays. I call them ‘anniversaries’. It really is about being as young as you feel. Some people convince themselves they’re old, or they think, ‘I have to grow up now; I can’t have fun.’ I will still always choose a day at Disney World over a night in Las Vegas, because that’s who I am.”

When discussing her failed marriage to former Sony Music chairman Tommy Mottola, Carey admitted she can now “look back at it now and I feel that part of that was my fault, for allowing the relationship to linger – or, dare I say, fester – for so long. I knew that I needed to be singing and expressing myself, or I never would have gotten through that period. I do believe that I learned a lot from him, and that he really did believe in my talent and I am very grateful for that.” Read more and check out pictures at

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