For months rumors have been circulating that Janet Jackson and billionaire boyfriend Wissam Al Mana were planning a extravagant once in a lifetime wedding with a nice price tag. Reportedly the couple was to fly in 500 of their loved ones for $3 million. And Wissam was said to be giving each guest a $10,000 Rolex watch as a wedding favor as a sign of appreciation. The two have remained relatively silent about the matter, until today that is.
Janet and Wissam confirmed exclusively to ET that they actually are already married and it was much more low key than many anticipated:
“The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony.”
“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. With love, Wissam and Janet“
This is Jackson’s third marriage. She secretly wed James DeBarge in 1984 and was divorced in 1985. Her second marriage to René Elizonda, Jr. lasted from 1991 to 2000. Here’s hoping these two have a long and happy life together, and also hoping this new love serves as inspiration and motivation for JJ to get back in the studio!! We are patiently waiting.