Janet Jackson has been secretly married since late last year! The 46-year-old singer, who was previously married to James DeBarge and René Elizondo Jr., tied the knot with boyfriend Wissam Al Mana in a “quiet” ceremony.
“The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private and beautiful ceremony,” the couple tells Entertainment Tonight. “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.”
No other details were immediately available.
Mana, 37, is a businessman from Qatar. He reportedly proposed sometime last December.
In other celebrity wedding news, actress Christina Applegate quiet wed Porno for Pyros bassist Martyn LeNoble over the weekend. The couple got engaged in February 2010 after 2 years of dating. They have a 2-year-old daughter together named Sadie Grace.
Janet Jackson bans jokes about her famous family at her concerts, according to her backstage tour rider.
Documents revealing the singer’s dressing room requests have leaked online along with her performance contract, which states any comedian booked for her shows is forbidden from poking fun at her or her famous relatives.
The paper reads, “Purchaser ensures that comedian will not make any reference to Janet Jackson or the Jackson family.”
The backstage rider for Jackson’s 2011 tour, obtained by The Smoking Gun, also reveals she demands scented candles, white tulips, peanut butter and fresh fruit.
Janet Jackson is determined to attend Dr. Conrad Murray’s upcoming involuntary manslaughter trial, because she wants to “see justice” served for the death of her beloved brother Michael.
The medic stands accused of administering the drug Propofol which killed the King of Pop in June, 2009.
Jackson has previously spoken out against Murray and blamed the physician for the singer’s death, telling talk show host Oprah Winfrey, “Yes, I do (blame him). He’s the one that was administering the drug, from what I do know.”
Murray has pleaded not guilty to the charge and will go to trial on 28 March (11) – and the Nasty hitmaker insists she will be front and centre in the Los Angeles courtroom with other grieving members of her famous family to witness proceedings.
In a candid TV interview with Meredith Vieira, she says, “It’s tough sitting in the courtroom.
“(But) it’s my brother, it’s my blood, he’s no longer here because of X, Y and Z. I think it’s important to every family who’s lost someone (to attend court). You want to see justice.”
A preview of Jackson’s interview aired on the Todayshow on Friday (11Feb11). The full chat will be broadcast on news programme Dateline on Sunday night (February 13).