Janet Jackson ‘s marriage to billionaire third husband Wissam Al Mana has reportedly broken down just months after the birth of their son, Eissa.
The 50-year-old popstar has been wed to Wissam for five years, but they’ve always tried to keep their relationship away from the limelight.
Sadly, according to reports this weekend, the couple have parted ways amicably , with their focus being on the wellbeing of Eissa, born in January.
Mirror Celebs has contacted Janet’s rep for confirmation.
Superstar Janet is, of course, part of music’s most famous dynasty, but Wissam is a success story in his own right, although he clearly likes to keep his accomplishments on the down-low.
Here are five things to know about the businessman:
1) He’s mega-successful in business
According to TheRichest.com , Al Mana, 42, has a whopping estimated worth of $1 billion, which makes him one of the richest Middle East investors on the planet.
He owns his very own business, Al Mana Luxury Company, which represents A/X Armani Exchange, no less. His fashion portfolio also includes Hermes, Sonia Rykiel, Agent Provocateur and Saks Fifth Avenue.
2) He’s a family man
Wissam’s commercial success is, in part, down to his sense of family loyalty. He shares the company with his two brothers and is often singing their praises.
“Between my brothers and I there is a structure. We basically handle different responsibilities and different companies within the group.
We all enjoy doing different things, we all like to put our hands in certain industries and activities,” he told Entrepreneur .
3) He’s academically smart
Born in Qatar, Wissam moved to London for his secondary school education, where he thrived.
He then moved to the United States , where he obtained a degree from George Washington University, before returning to the London School of Economics for a Master’s in Business Administration program.
4) He has sung the praises of Janet in the past
“She is a very special and talented woman who never ceases to amaze me,” he told Harpers Bazaar.
“My father was a very humble and down to earth man, and was known for being very honest and trustworthy.
“I think a man’s dream woman changes as he goes through different stages in his life. I’m fortunate to be dating my dream woman now.
5) He’ll pay her off if it goes pear-shaped
According to PerezHilton , the loved-up pair initially struggled to reach an agreement over pre-nup terms and conditions.
But, despite having her own wealth, he was apparently still happy to pick up the tab if they split. It’s reported that he’s agreed to give her a “kiss-off” of half-a-billion dollars if they divorce after a maximum of five years.