Wow! I don’t think anyone saw this coming (well, that’s not necessarily true)……
Janet Jackson has been surprising us for decades now (marriages, Superbowl performances and having her first child at 50!), but this go ’round it appears the international icon has hit a bump in her marriage to Qatar billionaire businessman Wissam Al Mana.
A source to Page Six, the pair have decided to go their separate ways. The “split is amicable and the couple will co-parent their son, others said trouble had been brewing for months.”
“She thought he had become too controlling during the pregnancy and she had already allowed him to dictate her appearance and even the way she performed at concerts,” the source who works closely with the couple said. Other demands that the “Rhythm Nation” singer gave in to included toning down her 2014 concert tour — wearing clothing that covered her body, instead of the skin-revealing outfits fans had grown to love. She also declined to do music videos that featured any bumping and grinding, trademarks of her work, the source said. “It drove her crazy and she felt she was losing her fan base.” Jackson also resented the reclusiveness of her husband, who rarely met with her friends or family, the source said. Still, the couple hoped a baby would help. They welcomed their son, Eissa Al Mana, on January 3 after nearly five 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. But Jackson was doing all the compromising — with little give from the younger Al Mana, 41. SEE ALSO Janet Jackson gives birth to son at 50 Janet Jackson gives birth to son at 50 Jackson even quietly made London her home after Al Mana insisted the family live under strict Muslim custom, which included prohibiting the new mom from being seen in public while nursing the baby. The last straw for the thrice married “Control” singer was her husband’s reluctance to show concern for Katherine Jackson’s elder abuse claims against her nephew Trent. Katherine recently returned to Los Angeles after a two month stay in London with Janet. “That’s when Janet made her decision that there was no turning back,” the source said. “She was worried about her mother — and Wissam showed little to no concern.”
A part of me knew that this coming. JJ is a woman of the world that has a huge fan base and even greater influence. It’s hard to “cage” a woman like that, ya know?
If the reports are true, like always, we wish her and her family nothing but the best!