It has been confirmed that pop star, Janet Jackson is already married to Qatari businessman, Wissam Al Mana. “The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true,” a statement issued by the singer’s rep states.
“Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favourite children’s charities. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy. With love, Wissam and Janet.” Rumours that Jackson, 46, and Al Mana, 37, were planning a spring wedding started circulating in December.
The couple has been romantically linked since 2010. It’s the third marriage for the Rhythm Nation singer, following her marriages to James DeBarge and Rene Elizondo Jr. (her marriage to the former was later annulled). She was also in a long-term relationship with music producer Jermaine Dupri, which ended in 2009 but the couple never married. Not much is known about Al Mana’s personal life but he is certainly successful in the business world.
The Middle Eastern impresario helps run the Al Mana Group, a family business started by his father over 60 years ago, along with his two brothers. The retail businessman has a reported estimated net worth ranging anywhere from $200 million to over $1 billion.