After Janet Jackson announced her engagement to then-boyfriend Wissam Al Mana last December, rumors quickly followed of her lavish wedding plans. But according to Entertainment Tonight, the 46-year-old pop star and her 37-year-old Qatari billionaire fiancé already tied the knot “last year” in what they described as “a quiet, private and beautiful ceremony,” dispelling talks of a multimillion-dollar wedding.
“Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favourite children’s charities,” the couple said in a statement. “We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy.”
This is Jackson’s third marriage after parting ways with James DeBarge and René Elizondo. She also split with Jermaine Dupri in 2009 after a high-profile relationship.