Janet Jackson is a master of deception! The "Rhythm Nation" singer, 46, denied reports she recently wed Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, 37 — because according to Jackson, they've been secretly married for months.
"The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private and beautiful ceremony," the couple told Entertainment Tonight in a statement on Monday, Feb. 25. "Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children's charities. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy."
Us Weekly broke the news of the pair's engagement in December 2012. Jackson hasn't worn her ring publicly, a source explained, because "she's afraid it will get lost, so she keeps it locked up!"
This is the third marriage for Jackson, who split from longtime boyfriend Jermaine Dupri in 2009. She was previously wed to James DeBarge and Rene Elizondo. Similarly, Jackson attempted to keep those relationships hidden from the public.
A Jackson source recently revealed the multiplatinum star is eager to start a family with Al Mana, whom she began dating in the summer of 2010. "She wants kids," the source told Us. "If she can't have them, she will adopt."
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