Recently news broke that Janet Jackson had become engaged to Wissam Al Mana and plans for a lavish wedding ceremony ensued. After staying mum on the subject for weeks, Janet Jackson is finally speaking out about their rumored engagement.
In a statement made exclusively to Entertainment Tonight today (February 25, 2013), the couple deny the engagement rumors - because they are already married! In the joint statement, the couple shared:
The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. 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. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy.
With love, Wissam and Janet
Although the announcement of their marriage may come as a shock, it shouldn't be due to the singer's private nature. Ms. Jackson kept her marriage to Rene Elizondo out of the public eye to protect her privacy. It appears she is doing the same this go 'round. Maybe a few other stars should take their cue and keep their private life to themselves to protect it from public scrutiny.
Congrats to Janet and Wissam!