Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana have confirmed that they secretly married last year.
The 46-year-old singer and her 37-year-old billionaire businessman husband reveal they had a “quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony”.
Janet Jackson and Wissam spoke about about rumors of a lavish wedding, saying, “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. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy. With love, Wissam and Janet.”
Janet and Wissam, who is nearly ten years her junior, have dated since the summer of 2010.
The singer, who was in a seven-year relationship with music producer Jermaine Dupri previously, said of dating younger guys, “My mother always raised us to believe that age was just a number. All of us – my sisters, my brothers – we’ll just tell you our ages because it’s all about where you are mentally and how you feel about yourself. It doesn’t matter.”
Janet Jackson’s wedding announcement comes after rumors were swirling that they were planning a $20 million ceremony and flying 500 wedding guests to Qatar for the ceremony.
Wissam was also rumored to be presenting wedding guests a $10,000 Rolex watch as a thank you for sharing in their special day.
The source previously said, “Wissam is going to splash big when he marries Janet. It’s going to be the wedding of the century.”
The couple announced their engagement in December 2012, but it appears they were actually married already!
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