Janet Jackson Married: Confirms Marriage to Wissam Al Mana

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By: / February 25, 2013

According to ET Online, Janet Jackson married Qatari billionaire Wissim Al Bana. Jackson, 46, and Al Bana, 37, have been dating since they met in Dubai in 2010, but the private pair kept their relationship on the wraps until last year.

They confirmed their recent nuptials in a statement sent exclusively to ET. “The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony,” the pair explained.

This will be the pop legend’s third marriage. She eloped with singer James DeBarge in 1984, which ended in annulment. She went on to secretly marry her longtime friend and collaborator Rene Elizondo in 1991.

“I’m getting older and I feel more settled,” Jackson told Harper’s Bazaar of her relationship with Al Mana. “We have a deep bond, a deep connection.”