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Mariah Carey Caught Renting Her Engagement Ring

Vain pop diva puts on a show!

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Mariah Carey is desperate to look like the winner in her bust-up with ex-fiancé James Packer — even renting a $10 million engagement bauble from the billionaire to make it look like he may still want her back!

“She wants people to think that James is still in love with her and that he’s hoping to win her back, but that couldn’t be further from the truth!” a source exclusively squealed to The National ENQUIRER — along with the grim truth behind 46-year-old Mariah’s oh-so-sad ploy.

As the source said, the Australian businessman, 49, actually wanted the fading pop princess to return the 35-carat ring after he kicked her to the curb.

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But instead of losing it, Mariah decided to lease it for $10,000 a week!

“It’s a very expensive and temporary arrangement,” the source spilled.

“Mariah has the rock on loan for another six months — then she either has to buy it from James or give it back!”