Janet Jackson secretly married billionaire boyfriend last year
Los Angeles: Singer-actress Janet Jackson has revealed that she tied the knot with her billionaire businessman boyfriend, Wissam Al Mana, last year.
Janet and Wissam were reported being engaged in December 2012 after dating for two years. At that time, it was said that they were planning their wedding for this spring in Qatar, reported Aceshowbiz.
"The rumors 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 favorite children`s charities," the couple said in a joint statement.
"We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy. With love, Wissam and Janet," they added.
This is the third marriage for the sister of the late Michael Jackson. The 46-year-old singer eloped with childhood friend and fellow R&B singer James DeBarge in late 1984 but divorced him shortly afterwards.
She was later secretly married to dancer-director Rene Elizondo, Jr in 1991. She was dating music producer Jermaine Dupri for seven years before calling it quits in 2009.