Janet Jackson has confirmed that she and billionaire boyfriend Wissam Al Mana are married, and have been for months.
The couple didn’t confirm or deny reports last year that they were engaged, with sources coming from every direction to report to the media that the superstar had accepted her boyfriend’s proposal. Though there was never a ring sighting, no one thought twice because she reportedly said she’d locked it up out of fear she would lose it.
Some of the reports got pretty elaborate, with one “source” even talking about what the wedding would be like.
“He is flying in all of Janet’s friends and family on private jets. He wants to get a top chef to create a custom menu,” the source said.
But the couple says that’s just false. Apparently they were married in a very quiet (obviously) ceremony a while back and just, you know, forgot to tell anyone.
“The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony,” the couple said in a statement. “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.”
This is the third marriage for Jackson, who was previously wed to singer James DeBarge and dancer Rene Elizondo.
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