Iconic singer and member of the famed Jackson family Janet Jackson confirmed to media outlets Monday that she is married and has been married for over a year!
Several weeks back, reports surfaced that the singer was engaged to the billionaire Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana. The duo was married in a very quiet and private ceremony that the media did not get to cover.
In a joint statement to Entertainment Tonight, Jackson confirmed her marriage: “The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true,” read the statement from the pair. “Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. 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. With love, Wissam and Janet.”
Jackson’s marriage to Al Mana marks her third. Previously, Jackson was married to musician James DeBarge as well as Rene Elizondo. She was also engaged to Jermaine Dupri; they ended their relationship back in 2009 after nearly eight years together.
The singer began dating Al Mana in 2010.
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