Rumors of U.S. singing sensation Janet Jackson gearing up for an extravagant wedding to Qatari business tycoon Wissam Al Mana have been circling for a while now. But the couple has revealed in a first joint statement to the U.S. based Entertainment Tonight that they had actually go married last year.
The newlyweds said “the rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true,” the couple added that their wedding was 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” said the duo.
This is Jackson’s second “secret marriage” as she married Rene Elizondo Jr. in 1991 and separated in 1999.