Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana attend the Roberto Cavalli
Autumn/Winter 2013 collection at Milan Fashion Week at the
weekend. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Singer Janet Jackson says she married her Qatari
businessman boyfriend last year, quashing media reports of
Jackson, 46, the younger sister of the late singer Michael
Jackson, was engaged to billionaire Wissam Al Mana, 37, last
year but kept the news under wraps.
"The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not
true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and
beautiful ceremony," Jackson and Al Mana said in a statement
to Entertainment Tonight.
"Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our
respective favorite children's charities."
The American singer is known for keeping her private life
from the media, rarely speaking out about her ex-husbands.
She married soul singer James DeBarge in 1984, and the
marriage was annulled a year later. Her 1991 marriage to
music video director Rene Elizondo ended in divorce in 2000.