Janet Jackson: Are the Divorce Rumors Really True?

By: Ann Casano - February 28, 2014

Internet rumors have been running wild that Janet Jackson and her billionaire husband, Wissam Al Mana, are getting a divorce. However, a source that is close to the couple told Entertainment Tonight that the gossip just isn’t true. “The rumors about their marriage are a lie. They are very happy and very much together. In fact, the couple has recently purchased an even larger home in New York.”

The Grammy Award winning diva married Mana in 2012, however, the couple did not go public with their marriage until February of 2013. In fact, the couple was so adamant about keeping their nuptials private that they released the following statement with their wedding announcement, “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.”

Rumors began circulating around the web last week that the near newlyweds were divorcing because Jackson was unhappy and wanted to leave Mana. She also reportedly had her eye on a chunk of his cash. An alleged source stated, “She confided to a few close friends and (her mother) Katherine that she’s preparing to leave him. And she’s begun calling friends at all hours crying and saying how miserable she is. . . Janet is getting set to challenge the prenup and demand a flat lump sum payout from his fortune.”

This is the 47-year-old pop singer’s third marriage. Mana is a 37-year-old fashion mogul who helps to run his family’s empire alongside his two brothers. His company represents high end fashion brands such as Roberto Cavalli and Giorgio Armani. Most of the family’s retail business is located in the middle east.

Image via Janet Jackson, Twitter

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  • gwats1957

    47 year old gold digger, part of one the most dysfunctional families in show business…. time to scrape her off…..

    • Quixote

      Why would you think she has no money of her own? She’s been working since as long as I can remember as an actress, even as a child, and has had hit after hit in her musical profession. Why go there if you don’t know her personally?

      • gwats1957

        You forget the No.1 RULE of being rich… spend OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY….. and bank your OWN….. and Mr. Dweeb,…. it’s America.. I can go any damn where I please….

      • Al D’Antonio

        She will never have the kind of money or access to money that Al Mana has and will continue to have all of his life! That being said, Al Mana is very much a typical Arab Muslim in that he is the man of the house. Janet had to convert to Islam to marry Al Mana and, although Al Mana may not be as rigidly Orthodox in his religious practices, there are probably some very ‘alien’ customs and traditions that Janet simply is not used to and cannot get used to in this type of very radical coupling of a black American singing sensation of years ago, and an Arab Muslim billionaire.

    • Player Ronny

      Bitch she is a self made billionaire she doesn’t
      need a man for money…get your mind right, that woman works hard.

      • gwats1957

        In and out of two previous marriages, and speculation about the status of a third… she may not NEED a man, but she sure seems to WANT one in her life, loser.

      • Al D’Antonio

        Janet Jackson is not a ‘self-made billionaire’ … which planet do you live on? Save the hyperbole …

        • Janatic

          Janet is a self-made billionaire.. She is a business woman .. you do not know of the other cards Janet Jackson holds… Learn .. She is more then just music and acting.. in which you do not know of that .. Learn educated yourself before you comment..

    • Whatever

      She’s a billionaire knucklehead. Didn’t you bother reading the article?

      • gwats1957

        How does her bank account balance in any way excuse her from being a member of that family of talented losers, or her odd behavior with ‘significant others’, particularly husbands? She’s in the public spotlight, an entertainer, and fair game for conversation or speculation. She’s just another middle aged woman acting strangely. Do you attack everyone who calls you out for being so stupid?

      • Al D’Antonio

        She is not a billionaire … you need to read and comprehend. Knucklehead.

      • gwats1957

        A large bank account does not insulate you from emotional suffering, or pain, nor does it free you from the obligation to treat others correctly.. got that, loser? Glad we could clear that up

      • Janatic

        Janet Jackson is a business woman .. you will never know her worth.. so some of you need to get a clue.. Janet Jackson is more than just music and acting.. if you are not a fan of janet jackson stop commenting on thing about her you yourself do not know of … she is the big private humanitarian ever.. get a clue …

    • Al D’Antonio

      I couldn’t have described it better! Musically speaking, she’s past her prime and really didn’t have that much of a unique voice except for that 3 year spurt of fame when she was alleged to have been sexually involved with another woman as well as promoting her reputation as a sexually ambitious woman.

      • gwats1957

        I think she’s feeling a little isolated, and lonely as she approaches 50. Her life’s never really been normal, and it can’t have been mentally beneficial to be a member of such a weird family, that had all of it’s dirty laundry on display for the whole World to see. Sometimes, money is more of a curse than a blessing….

      • Janatic

        her prime is more than so Beyonce.. Janet, Madonna, Whitney, Patti, and sooo many more women made this …. Janet is now working on a new project and will back .. facing you down lol

    • Janatic

      Janet does other things beside Music & acting .. She is one of those people in the entertainment buz that is really private.. You will never know unless it is said by her or the other work that she does.. Janet Jackson is a BIG Humanitarian… Money does not make the person .. but I really think you dont know Janet Jackson… She is a Business Woman in her own right… You will never know the woman you are calling a gold digger.. and if she is digging for gold she during it for the Kids she helps… get a clue

      • gwats1957

        She’s a member of one of most dysfunctional families in show business, and has been guilty of some pretty bizarre behavior herself. That’s all I need to know, that all I want to know.

  • corvettelady

    Why does she keep getting married “in secret”. C’mon Janet you are too old for this crap. You are rich, still attractive. Get a hobby, it might last longer than your marriages.

    • gwats1957

      Like I said, she’s from one of the most dysfunctional families in show business…. and her adult behavior says it all… you can spend your entire life trying to outrun your ‘roots’, and they always track you down like a predator, and eventually make the kill. She’s ‘FUBAR’, and it always poisons her relationships……. poor thing..

      • Player Ronny

        Your family and every family in America is dysfunctional but at least they’re rich

        • gwats1957

          By your low ‘knuckle dragging’ standards, I guess you’d find the Kardashians American royalty.

    • Janatic

      Because the media always kills a married .. reality tv sucks .. she is smart..

  • jungletiger160g

    I was wondering does she want to have children because I have not seen anything on that topic.

    • Daniel Parker

      Rumor is she has one raised by REBBIE JACKSON

      • Janatic

        lol Janet Jackson does not have any children.. if you do the math where in hell did she have time for a kid .. from Fame to Control .. please do the Math ..

      • Daniel Parker

        @Janatic she was married from 84 to 85 . Control was release in 1986 . That is long enough to have a baby and lose most of the weight. I never said it was fact , just that it was rumor.