Mariah Carey has been spotted smooching her backup dancer Bryan Tanaka.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

The pair were reportedly spied getting intimate during a break in Maui, Hawaii, fuelling further speculation they could be dating, and as well as sharing a kiss, they are said to have been frolicking in the sea with one another.

An eyewitness said: "They were all over each other, making out and not wanting to be more than a few feet apart.

"They swam in the ocean and he picked her up to kiss her. She was jumping into his arms, and he bent her back over his knee like they were dancing.

"Then they walked on the beach holding hands, and he gave her a piggyback ride. They had a lot of fun together, and were very playful. She was kicking up the water to splash him, and he was laughing."

The 46-year-old singer - who split from her billionaire businessman fiancé James Packer last month - is said to have looked "very happy" with 33-year-old Bryan.

The onlooker added to Us Weekly magazine: "She seemed very happy and comfortable with Bryan."

Earlier this month, Mariah - who has five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with her ex-husband Nick Cannon - was spotted walking "hand-in-hand" with Bryan at an event in Los Angeles, and she was also seen "feeding" him.

A witness said at the time: "It looked like they're legit dating.

"Bryan had his arm around Mariah all night. She fed him dessert."

The dancer recently featured in a trailer for Mariah's new reality TV show, 'Mariah's World', but there was no sign of James in the preview for the E! docu-series, leading to claims he has been completely removed from the show.

What's more, a recent trailer featured members of Mariah's team talking about whether or not Bryan has a "crush" on her.