Alright, cross Janet Jackson off your list of “unwed superstars” because it turns out that she’s Mrs. Al Mana. Janet and her longtime boyfriend, Wissam Al Mana started dating in 2010 and apparently got married secretly last year in a hush-hush ceremony that somehow magically managed to steer clear off the media’s radar.
According to a joint statement released by the now-happily-married couple to Entertainment Tonight:
The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simple 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.
This is, of course, not Janet’s first trip down the aisle. She was previously quietly married to musicians James DeBarge and Rene Elizondo. Prior to that, Janet was engaged to American rapper Jermaine Dupri, with whom she broke up with after nearly eight years together.
Hmm. How odd that this “statement” is coming barely a week after Janet Jackson’s nephew, Prince Michael Jackson officially announced his new hosting gig on Entertainment Tonight. Also, if you were thinking of going out to get the couple a gift, well, you’re late.
Plus, we hear that Wissam is a billionaire Qatari businessman so save your dough!