Just three months ago, Janet Jackson and her businessman husband Wissam Al Mana were celebrating the birth of their first child, a boy named Eissa. However, recent reports have emerged that, after five years of marriage, the famous couple has separated. Sources first confirmed the sad news to Page Six and The Mail on Sunday, saying that the marriage between the busy pair wasn’t working.
Janet and Wissam have separated Photo: Getty Images
As of now, it has been said that Eissa will stay with Janet in London. "They're both busy people but determined to be good parents, even if they're apart,” a source told The Mail on Sunday. “It's amicable and Eissa will stay with his mother, who is basing herself in London." The news comes as a shock to many as the husband and wife seemed perfectly happy. Just two months ago, Janet’s older brothers Tito and Jackie Jackson appeared on Good Morning Britain to talk about their adorable new nephew. Jackie told show hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: "Janet had a beautiful baby boy. It's all good. Everyone's fine. Everything's great."
Janet has kept a low profile since giving birth Photo: Getty Images
The 50-year-old Rhythm Nation singer has stayed out of the spotlight since giving birth to Eissa on January 3 of this year. Shortly afterwards, the couple's rep confirmed the news to HELLO! in a statement which read: "Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world. Janet had a stress-free, healthy delivery and is resting comfortably." Janet had first hinted at the pregnancy with a video to her fans.
Janet and Wissam married with a private ceremony back in 2012. They managed to keep their wedding a secret until the following year when Janet revealed: "Last year we were married in a quiet, private and beautiful ceremony. Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children's charities." Janet had been married twice before saying “I do” to the Qatari tycoon. In 1984, the superstar wed American soul singer James Debarge, but the marriage was annulled a year after. Then in 1991, Janet exchanged vows with Mexican dancer and songwriter Rene Elizondo, however they divorced in 2000.