Surprise! Janet Jackson Got Married… Last Year!

Janet Jackson isn't currently planning her wedding to Wissam Al Mana-because they got married already last year. Surprise!

Surprise! Janet Jackson Got Married… Last Year!

Janet Jackson isn’t currently planning her wedding to Wissam Al Mana—because they got married already last year. Surprise!

-Lucia Peters

Janet Jackson Wissam Al Mana

Well, looks like we can disregard any rumors that Janet Jackson is planning her wedding to Wissam Al Mana—because they’re already married!

The couple recently confirmed the news to Entertainment Tonight, stating that “the rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony.” Not only that, but the two lovebirds decided that rather than lavish wedding gifts upon each other, they would instead try to make the world a better place. “Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children’s charities,” their statement continued.

Janet and Wissam began dating in the summer of 2010. This is her third marriage; she split from her longtime boyfriend Jermaine Dupri back in 2009, and was previously married to James DeBarge and Rene Elizondo. We probably shouldn’t be too surprised that she’s been so good at keeping her marriage to Wissam under wraps; she also managed to keep these previous relationships hidden. Sneaky!

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Of course, we don’t know whether “last year” means “the end of December” and therefore “fairly recently” or “back in January,” in which case they would be celebrating their first wedding anniversary right about now. Given how their statement wraps up, however—“We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy. With love, Wissam and Janet”—we’re thinking it’s probably more likely that it happened within the past couple of months.

In any event, we’re now going to do as the couple has asked and leave them alone. Congratulations to the happy couple, and may you have many years of joy ahead of you!

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.

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