Janet Jackson is married and she sure knows how to keep a secret. Jackson married her longtime billionaire boyfriend Wissam Al Mana last year!
“The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private and beautiful ceremony,” the couple told Entertainment Tonight in a statement on Monday, Feb. 25. “Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children’s charities. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy.”
Jackson and Al Mana have been secretive about their relationship, but they have been linked to each other since 2010.
This will be the third marriage for Jackson, who was previously married to James DeBarge in 1984 and Rene Elizonda from 1991 to 2000. Her marriage to Elizonda was kept secret until the couple divorced. She also had a long term relationship Jermaine Dupri before they split in 2009.
This is Al Mana’s first marriage, and he and Jackson are reportedly eager to start a family together.
“She wants kids,” a source told Us Weekly magazine. “If she can’t have them, she will adopt.”