It’s baby joy for Janet Jackson and her husband Wissam Al Mana, with the news that the couple are expecting their first child. We all know about Janet’s storied singing career but her billionaire parter has an equally exciting life.
We’re sure Janet Jackson, 49, and Wissam Al Mana, 41, will make amazing parents, after all they’ll be able to give their little one anything their heart desires thanks to his vast fortune. Let’s get to know five things about the Qatari business tycoon!
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Here are five things to know about Janet’s husband Wissam Al Mana:
1. Wissam was born in Qatar but raised in England.
His family moved to London when he was just two-years-old and he spent his childhood and teenage years there.
2. Wissam loved fashion and style from a young age.
He credits growing up in London with his fashion obsession, applying at nearly every shop on the city’s posh Kings Road before getting a weekend job at a store there when he was just 14.
3. Wissam operates a Gulf Region fashion brand empire worth $1 billion.
His family’s Al Mana conglomerate fashion portfolio includes retail holdings for such brands as Hermès, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Sonia Rykiel and Agent Provocateur. The company is also major shareholder in the Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Dubai, Bahrain and Kuwait as well as having vast retail real estate holdings in the region.
4. Wissam and Janet married in 2012 but kept their marriage secret for over a year.
The couple dated for several years before tying the knot in 2012. The ultra-private Janet kept the news from the world until finally revealing the union in a 2013 interview. She said, “The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony.”
5. Wissam claims that Janet had always been his “dream woman.”
The couple met at a Dubai hotel opening in 2010 and he always knew she was the one for him. He told Harper’s Bazaar Arabia in 2011 that, “I’m fortunate enough to be dating my dream woman,” Awww, and now he’s going to be a new daddy with her as well!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Janet is having a baby at 49-years-old?