Janet Jackson has split with husband Wissam Al Mana just three months after giving birth to the couple’s son, Us Weekly confirms.
According to The Mail on Sunday, which was first to report the news, the Grammy winner plans to continue living in London with her son, Eissa. “They’re both busy people but determined to be good parents, even if they’re apart. It’s amicable and Eissa will stay with his mother, who is basing herself in London,” a source told the British newspaper.
Jackson, 50, and Al Mana, 41, welcomed their first child on January 3, and she has remained out of the spotlight since then.
Al Mana is the “When I Think of You” singer’s third husband. She was previously married to singer James DeBarge and dancer Rene Elizondo.
There was speculation when she married the Qatari businessman — who’s worth an estimated $1 billion — that Jackson had converted to Islam as she was seen wearing head coverings and dressing more modestly.
Jackson postponed her Unbreakable world tour in April last year shortly before announcing that she was expecting.
“My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour,” she explained in a Facebook video message. “Please, if you can try and understand that it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor’s orders! But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can.”
She kept a low profile during her pregnancy, debuting her baby bump in September.
“Janet is super excited. She’s doing great,” a source told Us at the time. “Janet feels really strong and is just so excited for the baby to come. She feels like this is one of the best things to ever happen to her, she says. She’s really excited to become a mom.”
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