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Janet Jackson and Qatari billionaire husband split

By AGENCIES April 10th, 2017 1 min read

Janet Jackson and Qatari husband Wissam Al Mana have decided to split, three months after the couple welcomed their first born son Eissa in January.

According to Daily Mail Online, the two came into an amicable decision to split, with Janet staying with their son in her home in London.

‘They’re both busy people, but determined to be good parents, even if they’re apart,’ reported Daily Mail.

Sources say a clash of cultures has driven Janet and Wissam apart, made worse since the birth of baby Eissa, over whose upbringing and day-to-day care they disagree.


According to TMZ, the timing of the split could have significant implications for the couple’s prenuptial agreement.

It is understood Jackson is expected to benefit from the split following the birth of their son and the fact the marriage exceeded five years.

TMZ estimates that Wissam is about is worth in excess of five-times more than the singer.

Janet and Wissam met in 2010 at the summer opening of a new hotel in Dubai. In 2011 they went public with their relationship.

They announced their engagement in 2012 and secretly married shortly afterwards in a ‘quiet, private and beautiful ceremony’ believed to have taken place in Dubai.


Social media was abuzz over the split, with saddened while others expressed their disbelief at the chunk of money she will be walking away with in the divorce settlement.