This news will probably be challenging for Janet Jackson fans to stomach, but the legendary icon has decided to put her entertaining days behind her. According to entertainment columnist Rob Shuter, the famed performing artist has grown tired of the entertainment industry and is moving to another country to convert to Islam.
This information comes slightly more than a month after news broke that she and billionaire retail businessman Wissam Al Mana of Qatar are married. ”The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true,” the couple told ETOnline, which broke the official wedding news. “Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony.” The couple adds, “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,” the two said in their statement, signing off, “With love, Wissam and Janet”
The couple was initially slated to wed on New Year’s Eve; however, pre-nup terms by Al Mana’s attorneys were still underway to protect his wealth, so the wedding was postponed until spring 2013, according to mainstream media outlets. It was also alleged that 37-year-old Al Mana became impatient with the pre-nup terms and allegedly wrote an agreement stating a payout of $500 million if he and Janet split after a five-year marriage.
Of course, Janet isn’t starving for cash. According to Celebrity Networth, the youngest Jackson singer is worth an estimated $150 million, but we’re sure she’ll enjoy an extra $850 million acquired from her husband’s fortune. And although most couples don’t anticipate a divorce at the time of marriage, we’re sure she’ll be able to afford therapy to get over the relationship with an extra $500 million in her pocket. The couple seems to be very much into one another. Twice married Janet told Harper’s Bazaar in the November 2012 issue that she and Al Mana have a “deep connection.”
This is Janet’s third marriage and Wissam’s first.
Do you believe Janet’s entertainment days were behind her before she married Wissam?