Sources say the singer could walk away from their five-year union with over $500 million.
In case you missed it. Over the weekend, Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana split after five years of marriage.
Just a three months after welcoming their newborn son, Eissa, the couple have agreed to go their separate ways.
Here’s what we know right now about the couple’s courtship and them calling it quits.
1. They married in 2012.
The singer and the business magnate met in 2010 at a hotel opening but kept the news of their relationship relatively quiet until they married in 2012 and publically acknowledged swapping vows in 2013 during an intimate ceremony.
2. She toned her image down for him.
When the couple’s relationship took off, Janet’s wardrobe went through a massive overhaul. According to Mirror UK, her Muslim man was in some ways “uncomfortable with her overtly sexual image.” Janet–or Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty–has always been vocal about her sexual liberation in her music and for years, it showed in her perfomance attire. While on her Unbreakable World Tour, the singer wore much more concealing costumes out of respect for her husband.
3. It was rumored that Janet converted religions for him.
Ms. Jackson along with her brothers grew up as Jehovah’s Witnesses but it’s alleged that while in her courtship, she converted to Islam for the 42-year-old. During her pregnancy, she was spotted walking hand-in-hand with the co-runner of the Al Mana Group covered from head-to-toe in an all black ensemble including a hijab.
Janet Jackson and hubby Wissam Al Mana are spotted out and about in London.
4. She will allegedly walk away from the marriage with half a billion dollars.
According to TMZ, Jackson and Al Mana had a prenuptial agreement that could mean the 50-year-old, who is worth an estimated $175 million, could walk away with a large portion of her billionaire hubby’s net worth.
“Prenups typically have 5 and 10 year marks, which trigger more money in the pot to be divided. Janet announced in February, 2013 that she had gotten married a year earlier.”
If the couple did in fact tie the knot in 2012, the news of their separation comes five years and two months later, which could mean a hefty pay day could be coming Jackson’s way after the divorce.
5. She will stay in London to raise their son.
The couple welcomeed their first child together, a son–Eissa, on January 3, 2017. The Mail on Sunday reports that the two are determined to co-parent fairly.
“They’re both busy people but determined to be good parents, even if they’re apart. It’s amicable and Eissa will stay with his mother, who is basing herself in London.”
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