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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

PatriciaCarey

Born:
Patricia Hickey
February 17, 1937 (81 years old)
Virgin, Utah, U.S.A.
Occupation:
Retired opera singer & vocal coach
Parents:
Ann Hickey (deceased)
John Hickey (deceased)
Big Siblings:
Bob Hickey (deceased)
Mary Holdreith
Ex-Husband:
Alfred Carey (m. 1960-1973)
Children:
Alison Carey (b. 1961; daughter)
Morgan Carey (b. 1964; son)
Mariah Carey (b. 1970; daughter)

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

TriviaEdit

  • Patricia was 22 or 23 when she married Alfred.
  • Patricia was 24 when she gave birth to Alison.
  • Patricia was 27 when she gave birth to Morgan.
  • Patricia was 33 when she gave birth to Mariah.
  • Patricia was 36 when she & Alfred got divorced.