Janet Jackson’s soon-to-be ex husband might be putting up a fight to keep the love of his life by his side.
Wissam Al Mana posted a message to his personal website on Thursday night that could be a message to Ms. Jackson and anyone who has anything to say about their decision to split soon after welcoming their son Eissa in January.
Incorporating a passage from the Quran, the Muslim billionaire posted the note to reflect the news of their separation.
Al Mana wrote, “You shall most certainly be tried in your possessions and in your persons; and indeed you shall hear many hurtful things from those to whom revelation was granted before your time, as well as from those who have come to ascribe divinity to other beings beside Allah. But if you remain patient in adversity and conscious of Him – this, behold, is something to set one’s heart upon. – 3:186.”
News of their separation comes five years and two months after they tied the knot in a secret wedding in 2012.
At age 50, Jackson gave birth to Eissa, and according to reports, the couple decided to go their separate ways in the months following his birth.
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Al Mana was born in Qatar and is a devout Muslim. Jackson was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness along with her famous brothers in Indiana. Rumors circulated that the Grammy-winning singer converted to be more aligned with her husband’s religious beliefs but their cultural differences were allegedly what drove the final wedge between them.
The couple is working on their separation ambicably and hope to create the best co-parenting plan for their child.