Janet Jackson Secretly Weds Wissam Al Mana

Wissam Al Mana and Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is officially off the market. The pop icon secretly wed Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana in a private ceremony last year.

Amidst rumors that they were planning a wedding for this year, the couple announced their surprise nuptials in a joint statement to “Entertainment Tonight” on Monday.

“The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony,” said the newlyweds, who were recently spotted at Milan Fashion Week.

The couple also released a black-and-white portrait of themselves shot by famed photographed Marco Glaviano.

They donated money to charity in lieu of exchanging gifts. “Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children’s charities,” said the two, who asked that the public respect their privacy.

“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 Janet’s third marriage. She was previously married to R&B singer James DeBarge in 1984, but it was annulled the next year. The private superstar also secretly wed her producer René Elizondo, Jr. in 1991.

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31 Comments

  1. Mike

    Soooo, what about that new music, Jan? Lol beautiful couple.

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    Aliciasahomewrecka Reply:

    @Mike, she a billionaire now. No need for albums now. Lol. You go Janet. Now this is classy. The other fraud couple in hip hop n r&b (pop) is all about image and wanna be billionaire status.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Aliciasahomewrecka, correction* he’s a billionaire … i’m sure he laid a very pretty pre-nup on the table before there was ANY wedding ceremony. as for “the other fraud couple” that you so weakly are attempting to shade have been together for 10 years married for 4 come 4/4/13 & are one of the strongest, most solid couples there is. and unlike your fave, are a legit couple NOT 2 individuals (w/ one being married to someone else & pregnant by another) that air and/or sell details of their relationship for publicity. p.s. they may not be on the billionaire status right now but they are damn close! #whereareyouonthemonetaryscale

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    Aliciasahomewrecka Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, billionaire status b*tch. Just finished giving your welfare moms her foods ramps, welfare check an free Obama phone. Bey and jay are posers. They are Struggling to get there too. Jayz pimps his wife (dancing naked and forcing her to work) while he jumps on the JT (white) bandwagon to stay relevant.

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    Aliciasahomewrecka Reply:

    @Aliciasahomewrecka, ramps = stamps

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Aliciasahomewrecka, YAWN! i’m so bored w/ you. just to let you know, my mother or anyone else in my family is on welfare. i take care of my parents thanks to my lucritive career, #projecting? bey was working long, long before she met jay so what are you talking about? p.s. you may want to check your facts, it was jt that asked jay z to participate in the STADIUM tour! #whyyoumad #ohbecauseyouareloosingloser

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    dthomas Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, open your eyes and stop being in love with status. I do not see the affection that a man has for his wife when I see them two together, nor do I believe she birthed a child. Is Kim Kardisan expecting, “Oh Yes”, Did we see Alicia keys expecting, OH yes. Did we see Beyoncé, No way. Those pictures are unreal. You can still love her but believe she is fraudulent chick. She steals dance moves, people lyrics and steps, if you don’t believe Google the lawsuits, she is not original.

    When you love someone, love isn’t private ask Kwayne West, ask Swiss beats who hold their wives hands and when they win an award they don’t kiss their wives on her forehead. I strongly believe their good friends and business partners, but not lovers. I could be wrong, but I strongly believe. Together for ten years and you at the awards hanging out with your dad and he with his crew, come on…….. Your so snowed.

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  2. mtv.h

    congratulations! i’m happy to know famous people still prefer a simple quiet wedding. I am hoping to have a very subtle wedding myself..close family ..really close.

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  3. amina

    good for her!!!

    maybe a baby now…

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    Thhfuu Reply:

    @amina, she Berta do it. She started from the bottom (cough jermaine) now she here

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    Thhfuu Reply:

    @amina, she Betta do it. She started from the bottom (cough jermaine) now she here

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  4. deeJay

    Love, I was looking foward to the big wedding. Even though I know that not her stye. Congratultions!!

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  5. Shutterbug

    Oh no…get a good look at this, because it’ll be the LAST time you ever see her face (at least like this). You know how Islam regards women…first he’ll have her wearing that BAGGY covering…but it only will get worse from here. With the way Muslim men treat their wives, the scars on her will make that pic of Rihanna after Chris beat her look like a mild case of acne!

    WE LOVE YOU JANET…GET OUT OF THIS NOW! Turn back to the Lord and find true peace.

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    Ethan Reply:

    @Shutterbug, What a prejudiced fool you are.

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    MSD Reply:

    @Shutterbug, you don’t know what islam is don’t you ??!

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    Khalid Reply:

    @Shutterbug, crying, you know nothing

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    C94B Reply:

    @Shutterbug,

    I repeat: Go back to your cave, ignorant roach.

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  6. Aliciasahomewrecka

    Congrats! Billionaires.

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  7. shak

    @Shutterbug You have NO idea what Islam really is. :/

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  8. Ursula

    No secret, she been sneaking off getting married since the 80s. I didnt expect much different this time.

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    Deidre Reply:

    @Ursula, Why does it matter to you? You are not family and it’s none of your business how or when she ties the knot. Focus on tying the knot yourself.

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    Ursula Reply:

    @Deidre, Uh, where did all that come from? I’m stating the obvious. The article itself says it. Focus on not being so sensitive.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Ursula, tots agree! nonetheless, congrats qatari & janet!

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  9. Kyle

    Congrats to them. Man, it’s been a minute since Janet has been on the music scene. Maybe next year??

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  10. #YouWillDEAL

    Congrats to them I hope they have a happy life together !

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  11. barey

    Congrats JJ!!! So happy for you! i cant believe kanye west and kim k went nude..i mean just google kelsnetwork

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  12. philly11

    Congratz to Janet and Wissam!! I love them as a couple

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  13. Khalid

    I’m Qatari and I respect them and their decision. Congratulations to the couple

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