Singing star Mariah Carey has spoken out about her troublesome first marriage to music mogul TOMMY MOTTOLA - which has

put her off marrying again.

Mariah was just 17 when she wed the Sony executive, who was 20 years her senior, in 1993 - but the GLITTER actress found the whole experience debilitating.

She explains, "My marriage to Tommy was confining. I had to wear turtlenecks and long pants it just wasn't me. And I had the unique position of being in the business and hearing the way people talk about artists behind their backs.

"Everybody wants to be a big power couple in Hollywood but at the end of the day who really cares? The one thing marriage has taught me is that I should stay away from it."

21/09/2003 13:53