"He felt that ultimately he didn't need a prenup. He was going to marry her without a prenup," a source tells ET. "He loved her so much and wanted to make her happy."
As for the amount the couple were negotiating as part of the proposed prenup, one source tells ET it was for $50 million while another source says, "that figure never existed."
The abandoned prenup is now a point of contention. Carey feels she is owed the $50 million she believes was discussed in negotiations, despite never actually tying the knot, the source tells ET “she wants an 'inconvenience fee.’”
“He moved her across the country and relocated her and her kids. He made promises to her that weren't fulfilled," the source said, adding that Carey expects to keep her $10 million engagement ring and wants Packer to buy her a Calabasas home in addition to giving her cash.
Another source counters this, telling ET that "this whole $50 million thing and other noise is a distraction to try and rationalize what she is asking for" in terms of asking for an "inconvenience fee."