Janet Jackson Splits from Qatari Husband Wissam Al Mana

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Janet Jackson Splits from Qatari Husband Wissam Al Mana
Sun 09-04-2017

Just months after giving birth to her first child at the age of 50, Janet Jackson has split with billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana of Qatar, 42 years old. According to the New York Post while one source said the split is amicable and the couple will co-parent their son, others said trouble had been brewing for months. 

The couple welcomed their son, Eissa Al Mana, on 3 January 2017 after nearly 5 years of marriage. After much deliberation over whether to have a lavish wedding, Jackson gave in to Al Mana’s demands for a simple and private ceremony, sources said.

Al Mana reportedly insisted that the couple who were based in London, live under strict Muslim law, which includes barring a new mother from being seen in public while nursing the baby.

While Jackson is said to be worth $250 million, Al Mana is a billionaire. 

Wissam Al Mana owns his very own business, Al Mana Luxury Company, which represents A/X Armani Exchange, Hermes, Sonia Rykiel, Agent Provocateur and Saks Fifth Avenue. 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.