She's not famed for opening up to journalists, but Mariah Carey has spilled the beans on her multi million divorce from music mogul Tommy Mottola.
The star, who also talked about being hospitalised for exhaustion in 2001, told
Interview magazine: "Something happened that prompted me to leave. If somebody
does something to me that's too much, I have no problem cutting them completely
out of my life.
"I am thankful to him in a lot of ways," she adds. "I have to forgive him for being so restrictive. With Tommy, it felt like I had this controlling situation where I wasn't allowed to be myself."
She also put down her 2001 meltdown, which landed her in hospital, to overwork.
"I'm far from perfect. I'm still learning," she says. "I overworked myself, and I paid the price.
"I consider the breakdown a breakthrough. I needed to hit rock bottom. I needed to understand the cost of pushing so hard; fighting so hard against the system. But was I out of control at that moment? Yes." (source)