New Mom Janet Jackson, Seeking Control, Splits with Billionaire Husband
"Extra" has confirmed Janet Jackson, who just gave birth to her first child at age 50 a few months ago, has split with billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana, 41, a Qatari businessman.
Page Six quotes a source saying Jackson felt her husband "had become too controlling during the pregnancy and she had already allowed him to dictate her appearance and even the way she performed at concerts."
During Jackson's last concert tour, fans and critics noted she wore only one, matronly outfit, and did not vamp as seductively onstage as she has in years past.
Al Mana's strict adherence to Islam may have conflicted with Jackson's desire for control — Page Six reports Janet's husband did not want a lavish wedding, was reclusive around her friends and family, and forbade her from being seen in public while nursing their new son, Eissa, all in accordance with Muslim tradition.
According to the report, Jackson made her decision to leave her third husband after her mom, Katherine, stayed with them in their London home for two months. Katherine has made claims she was abused by her nephew Trent, serious allegations that reportedly did not concern Al Mana.
“That's when Janet made her decision that there was no turning back," the source revealed.
Trent has denied her allegations, with his lawyer commenting in court, "The evidence is not going to show any abuse by Mr. Jackson. What the evidence will show is that this case is eerily similar to what happened in 2012.”