Janet Jackson confirms split from husband Wissam Al Mana

Janet Jackson and her husband Wissam Al Mana have confirmed the sad news that they have ‘separated’ after five years of marriage.

ABC News has now confirmed that new parents Janet and Wissam have called time on their relationship, three months after welcoming a child together.

The news site reports that a rep for the pair confirmed that the couple will be separating, saying they are ‘not divorcing, but separating’.

The couple’s relationship has been shrouded in mystery for years, when in 2013 Janet admitted that they had tied the knot in secret a year previously after growing tired of hearing false reports of an upcoming wedding.

Their break up comes just months after Janet gave birth to a bouncing baby boy Eiss, on 3rd January 2017, growing their family to three and becoming a mum for the first time at 50 years old.

Janet previously made it clear that having a family was very important to her when she postponed the second leg of her Unbreakable world tour to focus on ‘planning a family’.

At the time she announced the news on social media, writing, ‘I thought it was important that you be the first to know,’ she told fans in a video posted to her Twitter account.

‘My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour. Please, if you could try and understand that it’s important that I do this now, I have to rest up, doctors orders, but I have not forgotten about you, I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can.’

Janet is known for being the famous sister of iconic singer Michael Jackson, as well as having her own successful musical career with hits such as ‘Together Again’ and a Superbowl performance under her belt.

Wissam, a Qatari businessman, is Janet’s third husband. The 42-year-old is the CEO of the multinational Al Mana business conglomerate and has homes in London, Manhattan’s Trump Tower and Qatari capital Doha.