Sources say a clash of cultures has driven Janet and Wissam apart, made worse since the birth of baby Eissa, over whose upbringing and day-to-day care they disagree.
Sources say a clash of cultures has driven Janet and Wissam apart, made worse since the birth of baby Eissa, over whose upbringing and day-to-day care they disagree.While Janet is keen to be a hands-on mother, Wissam, a wealthy businessman with £800 million to his name, has strict views on how his son should be brought up, and has hired round-the-clock staff to wait on his wife and child in their Belgravia home.Yesterday, a friend of the couple revealed that the marriage is over: ‘Sadly, Janet and Wissam have decided that it wasn’t working and to go their separate ways.’The separation is amicable, it was claimed, with Janet planning to stay in London to look after Eissa, and Wissam returning to his business ventures in New York and Qatar.‘They’re both busy people, but determined to be good parents, even if they’re apart,’ the friend said.Tags: acceptable age gap datingwho is kathy griffin dating 33 year oldare draco malfoy and pansy parkinson datingsex dating in la junta coloradoLive 1 on 1 sexchatdating newsletter templatesOnline chat america sexlavado dating
The fans actually really want to see us back together, so people have been championing this, but none of this is actually true,” Dupri admits.
But I have seen a couple clips from the show,” the “Welcome to Atlanta” rapper, 44, told Us Weekly exclusively at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The 90s Game Changers event in Hollywood on Sunday, September 17.
Instead, not an inch of flesh was visible as 50-year-old Janet, then six months’ pregnant with her first child, gazed pensively into the distance.
Bemused fans took it as evidence that Janet’s makeover, from raunchy singer to modest mum-to-be, was complete.
So dramatic was her image overhaul — and her new, low-key lifestyle since marrying Qatari-born Wissam, now 42, in 2012 — that there was even speculation she had converted to Islam to appease her stanchly religious other half (though her so-called ‘Muslim dress’ was later revealed to be £1,000 designer menswear from Adidas).
Since the couple’s son, Eissa, was born on January 3, Janet’s low-key way of life has continued.When the singer was with Al Mana, she and Dupri “had zero communication — she would not talk to him,” notes the insider.So when she ended their marriage, “Jermaine reached out,” says the source.After months on the road, Janet Jackson ended her State of the World tour on Dec. Shortly after wrapping up her last performance at Atlanta’s Philips Arena, the star headed to her exclusive after party at STK restaurant, where a source says she spent some private time with her ex and Atlanta-native music producer Jermaine Dupri.“They were in a private area at her exclusive tour wrap party,” a source tells PEOPLE, adding that the pair “were cuddled up in a private booth holding hands.” Jackson, 51 — who split from Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana in April and has been embroiled in a tough custody battle ever since — reportedly parted ways with Dupri, 45, back in 2009, after what the source calls a “bad breakup.” “They didn’t speak for years until about a year ago,” the source tells PEOPLE. But they reconnected and he was there for her as a friend while she was going through her messy breakup.” While the source says the pair are not officially back together, there’s a sense that could change.Eight years after Jackson, 51, and the music producer, 45, ended their seven-year romance, they’re picking up right where they left off.As the insider tells Us, “They are 100 percent back together and in love.”Jackson’s escapade started after her tumultuous April split from husband Wissam Al Mana, father to her 11-month-old son, Eissa.As for how the star is feeling at the end of a very busy year — Jackson welcomed son Eissa in January, just three months before announcing her split from Al Mana — “She’s looking great and feeling great,” a different source tells PEOPLE. Shortly after Janet Jackson filed for divorce from Wissam Al-Mana, whispers of a reunion between the singer and ex, Jermaine Dupri, began making headlines.Dressed head to toe in billowing black clothes — an oversized poncho, baggy trousers and a hood that covered her hair — singer Janet Jackson was almost unrecognisable as she strolled hand-in-hand with her husband, Wissam Al Mana, in London in October.Gone were the thigh-high boots, skimpy skirts and cleavage-baring tops of her heyday.