Get To Know More About Janet Jackson’s Sexy Fiancee Wissam Al Mana
As we told you earlier today, the third time will hopefully be the charm for Janet Jackson, who just got engaged to her Qatari billionaire beau Wissam Al Mana. The 37-year-old mogul popped the question to the 46-year-old pop singer earlier this year using”a huge, expensive ring” to pledge his devotion, a source told Us Weekly. “She’s afraid it will get lost, so she keeps it locked up!” the source said.
While this may be the third marriage for Jackson after splitting ways with James DeBarge and René Elizondo—not to mention her highly publicized relationship with music producer Jermaine Dupri—Al Mana will reportedly spare no expense to throw her a dream wedding. “The affair will cost millions,” revealed an insider. “He is flying in all of Janet’s friends and family on private jets. He wants to get a top chef to create a custom menu.”
So, who is exactly is Wissam Al Mana—and how can he afford the $20 million wedding he is planning? “I work in a family business founded by my late father over 60 years ago,” he told Harper’s Bazaar. “Today, our group comprises over 50 companies in the Gulf region in real estate, automotive distribution, engineering and construction, retail, food services and media, and is managed by my two brothers and I. In 2004, I wanted to expand our retail division into luxury. Today, our luxury division comprises of over 40 stores in the Gulf, representing brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Hermès, Balenciaga, Chloé and Roberto Cavalli. We have also developed two Saks Fifth Avenue department stores, one in Dubai and the other in Bahrain, with plans to open more.”
While Al Mana has found success professionally, he confesses that his life is now complete. “I think a man’s dream woman changes as he goes through different stages in his life,” he said. “I’m fortunate to be dating my dream woman now.”
Congratulations, Janet and Wissam!