It might have taken Mariah Carey years to muster up the courage to pen down an impassioned memoir. But, now that she finally announced its completion, the pop star seems to be at a much better space to share interesting details of the book.

And well, Carey did exactly that -- and raised eyebrows too -- when she dropped a truth bomb about her personal life and “secret relationship” with Derek Jeter in 1997, just shortly before divorcing her then-husband, Tommy Mottola. 

The 50-year-old singer admitted to being besotted with Jeter right from the time when she met him at a party. Carey’s popular tracks, “The Roof” and “My All” were about the Yankee player. In a recent interview with the “Vulture” during which she shared the insider track about her upcoming memoir, Carey sheepishly smiled as she reminisced her first kiss with Jeter, years ago. 

“Of course, I do!” said Carey upon being asked whether she remembers getting intimate with Jeter. “I can never forget that moment. I mean, it’s not like it was some intensely deep, intellectually stimulating — again, it was a great moment, and it happened in a divine way because it helped me get past living there, in Sing Sing, under those rules and regulations,” she added. 

Carey is believed to have had a bumpy journey all through. The singer has penned this book in collaboration with writer Michaela Angela Davis. In a press release that divulges details of the book, states the memoir as “an improbable and inspiring journey of survival and resilience as she struggles through complex issues of race, identity, class, childhood and family trauma during her meteoric rise to music superstardom.”

The singer took to Instagram to make the big reveal in July and shared a photo on Instagram celebrating the completion. In a lengthy letter note, Carey shared her train of thoughts. “It took me a lifetime to have the courage and clarity to write my memoir. I want to tell the story of the moments," Carey began. "The ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams that contributed to the person I am today,” she said.

“Though there have been countless stories about me throughout my career and very public personal life, it’s been impossible to communicate the complexities and depths of my experience in any single magazine article or 10-minute television interview. Even then, my words were filtered through someone else’s lens, largely satisfying someone else’s assignment to define me,” she added.

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