Mariah Carey reportedly leaning on director Brett Ratner for support

Mariah Carey has been crying on the shoulder of director Brett Ratner since her split from husband Nick Cannon reports The New York Post.

Sources tell the newspaper that Carey who has been “living apart” from Cannon for months, has been seeking advice from her good friend Ratner and the two speak frequently.

Ratner directed a number of Carey’s music videos from her earlier albums, including “Heartbreaker” and “We Belong Together,” and have been close friends since.

Carey posted photos of Ratner on vacation in Aspen with her in December, and in July, Carey went with Ratner to the premiere of “Hercules,” which he directed.

A rep for Carey, who is launching “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” in Japan on Oct. 4, told the Post that the singer is currently “rehearsing for her Asian tour.” Ratner’s rep did not return calls.

Earlier this month, Cannon took to Twitter to say he will always love Mariah despite their split, and defended her, saying, “What infuriates me most is to hear people slander@MariahCarey. I will forever be indebted to her for blessing me with our children.”