Janet Jackson has reportedly got engaged. The 46-year-old singer accepted billionaire boyfriend Wissam Al Mana’s proposal earlier this year and the smitten couple are set to tie the knot in a lavish ceremony in Qatar next year. According to Us Weekly magazine, Wissam, 37, gave Janet “a huge, expensive ring” but she keeps it locked up because “she’s afraid it will get lost”.
Wissam doesn’t want any expense spared when it comes to the wedding, which will reportedly “cost millions” and is flying all of Janet’s friends and family in from America on private jets. Another source added “He wants to get a top chef to create a custom menu.”
Once the wedding is over, Janet, who has been dating Wissam for around two years, is keen to start trying for a family. The source said “She wants kids. If she can’t have them, she will adopt.”
Janet has been married twice before, once to R&B singer James DeBarge and the other time to music video director Rene Elizondo. Before Wissam, she had an on/off seven-year relationship with record producer Jermaine Dupri.
That’s right! Janet (Ms. Jackson, if you’re nasty) is coming back to North America! One of the most important voices in music is taking her rightful place in the middle of the stage and we’ve got all the info on how to get your tickets to the concert of the year.
Using her website, www.janetjackson.com, the singer asked fans to tell her where they wanted to see her play, and she listened! The 35 city tour will feature songs from her 35 number one hits! Each show will feature something different by Janet with a focus on giving fans an intimate and unique experience.
“I thank my fans who have voted and helped me choose the cities we are announcing today. Each of you are so important to me. These concerts will be different from anything I have ever done. I will be as up close and personal as possible. These concerts are not about special effects. This is a love affair between me and those of you who have supported me and my work for all these years. I’ll be singing and dancing from my heart. The music will all be songs that you’ve made number ones for me. Let’s go!
In each city I want to meet 20 young leaders who are changing their communities for the better. Please contact www.janetjackson.com so that I will know who is making a major difference in your city. I’m asking my fans and their friends, parents, relatives, neighbors and teachers to nominate five people to qualify as one of the 20 under 20 in each place I will perform. At each concert the 20 people chosen and the person who nominated them will be VIP guests at my show. I will invite the 20 sponsors and the 20 winners to the concert and backstage. There are many young people changing the world and I want them to be recognized during my tour. I want them to be my guest at my show and they will come backstage as I learn from them how young people are changing the world. You all know someone who is making a difference, so get in touch. I love you all and I can’t wait to be back on stage, I’ve missed you.” –Janet
Tickets for Janet’s Toronto show on Saturday, March 12 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts will go on sale on Live Nation Friday, January 14 at 12 noon. Check Live Nation for dates and tickets sales in additional cities.