I have had diva moments, and then people can't handle it. I guess it's a little intense, because I come from a true diva," she said. My mother is an opera singer. And that's a real diva, you know -- Juilliard diva.

Mariah talking to Paper Magazine about her mother.

Patricia Carey (born: Patricia Hickey; February 17, 1937) is an Irish-American retired opera singer & vocal coach.


  • Patricia was 23 when she married Alfred.
  • Patricia was 25 when she gave birth to Alison.
  • Patricia was 28 when she gave birth to Morgan.
  • Patricia was 33 when she gave birth to Mariah.
  • Patricia was 36 when she & Alfred got divorced.
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