In December 2012, Janet Jackson got engaged to boyfriend,Wissam Al Mana, after dating for two years since 2010. Wissam, a billionaire businessman from Qatar, reportedly bought Jackson an expensive engagement ring that she keeps locked up because she’s afraid she will lose it.
The couple were supposed to get hitched on New Year’s Eve – a week after announcing their engagement – but rumor was things didn’t work out due to their lawyers not being able to come to an agreement with the prenuptial settlement. This was taking so much time that Wissam reportedly told his lawyers he will give his fiancee half a billion dollars to finalize their divorce if it ever comes to that.
But it looks like that was all wrong because Wissam and Janet are already married. In their first joint statement as a couple, Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana confirm the news exclusively to ET, saying, “The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. 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”
Congrats to the happy couple!