Janet Jackson is engaged to Wissam Al Mana, planning a spring wedding in Qatar

Well, this isn’t completely unexpected. Janet Jackson has been dating billionaire Wissam Al Mana for several years now, and Us Weekly just reported that Janet and Wissam have been engaged for months! Apparently, he gave her a ginormous diamond ring which she rarely wears because it’s simply TOO BIG for normal, everyday stuff. Ah, to have those problems! I wish I had jewelry that was too extravagant to wear during my daily routines.

What has Janet Jackson’s boyfriend done for her lately? A source tells Us Weekly that Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana “gave her a huge, expensive ring” earlier this year.

“She’s afraid it will get lost, so she keeps it locked up!”

The luxury-brand mogul, 37, will spare no expense on his nuptials to Miss Jackson, set for spring in Qatar.

The affair “will cost millions,” reveals a second Jackson insider. “He is flying in all of Janet’s friends and family on private jets.” (Quick refresher: The L.A.-based singer has seven siblings and more than 20 nieces and nephews.)

Adds the source, “He wants to get a top chef to create a custom menu.”

The ceremony will undoubtedly be “a circus,” another source says.

The twice-wed Nutrisystem spokeswoman, 46 — who split from Jermaine Dupri in 2009 — is eager to make it official with her love of two years.

“She wants kids,” says the Jackson source. “If she can’t have them, she will adopt.”

[From Us Weekly]

Sounds nice. Not to stereotype, but it seems like many of these Middle Eastern billionaires are the only ones spending extravagantly these days. I mean, sure, the run-of-the-mill European and American billionaires are buying yachts and elections and such, but it takes a Qatari to really bring some HUGE wedding drama. I hope they have elephants. And white tigers. And Wolfgang Puck. And I hope Janet’s dress is made out of gold or platinum. By the way, am I the only one who thinks Wissam is kind of hot? He’s got a similar look to Eric Balfour, and I think Balfour is crazy-hot in a weird way too.

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  1. Dana says:

    i wonder if she had to convert to islam

  2. apsutter says:

    I used to LOOOVE Janet but after the whole thing with Michael’s kids I just can’t like her anymore. The whole thing was totally disgusting, especially the way that she was talking about Paris. It’s not disrespectful to to tell off an aunt who has broken into your home and is trying to take your only means of communication to the outside world away from you.

    • K-rock says:

      Totally agree with you! I loved her so much for so many years, and when Michael passed, I felt a bit relieved for his kids that they had her to lean on. Then BAM! The REAL Janet came out, and I hate her. I loathe her now. I know she’s marrying this rich dude for his money. She can go toss for all I care.

    • Sparkly says:

      100% co-signed. She was my favorite Jackson til all of that. Now all she gets from me is some righteous side-eye. lol

    • thebutlerdidit says:

      Exactly!! Seeing that, and hearing how they hustled Catherine out of town w/o a means for the grandkids being able to contact her, and hearing how they went in and ransacked Michael’s house, within hours of him dying. Disgusting. Plus, she needs those horrible cheek implants removed!! It’s like a cross between that Madam puppet, and Jigsaw from the Saw movies. She could be much more attractive with less messing with her face.

    • anne_000 says:

      If what I read was correct, didn’t Janet (allegedly) try to get her mother to pay for her Las Vegas condo upkeep? Wasn’t this one of the (alleged) ‘demands’ she made during that whole ugly scene w/ the kids & the resort thing? But she was dating a billionaire all that time? Imo, it just makes her look really greedy.

    • Zeo says:

      Am I the only one who thinks the public is ridiculously over-the-top hard on Janet Jackson? As for the Jackson kids fiasco, lets all concede that none of us know what really happened there, though I suspect there’s a big chunk of relevant information we all don’t have. This is the same woman who was fried alive for Nipplegate and had her career destroyed, when Justin Timberlake was the one who ripped off her bra, nonetheless right after he sang “And I’ll have you naked by the end of this song”. I remember when Janet used to be awesome. Yes, it’s been awhile since she’s wowed the world, but she is not the anti-Christ, not by a long shot. Good for her engagement, I hope she’s happy.

  3. Boxy Lady says:

    I think he looks a lot like her ex Rene, who in turn resembled her first husband James to a certain extent.

  4. Blue says:

    I think he’s kind of cute too.

  5. gg says:

    I think he’s kind if attractive, but needs more hair.

  6. taxi says:

    Do Qatari women have to cover their hair in public?

  7. Elceibeno says:

    The Republican billionaires THOUGHT they could buy the election. And I am so happy to say they failed miserably.

    • cve2 says:

      Untrue that billionaires are at fault. It’s the millionaire Obama and Obamaesque politicians spending our money like Mononpoly money that you refuse to keep them accountable for.

      So instead you and your crooked, thieving pols are going to spend my kid’s future and assure us that America goes into decline. Yay you.

      Moral free Americans refuse to do their generation’s share.

      Babyboomers were left a huge inheritance.

      Have now lost their generation’s wars and now want to spend the next generations money too! Babyboomers spent their inheritance and now wish to take the next gen’s.

      Too bad for the kids, you will leave them your bills.

  8. Elceibeno says:

    I forgot to say: yes he is hot, and I’m inclined to think he must be hung nicely too. Janet we hate you!

  9. Victoria1 says:

    I also think he’s attractive and am plotting on landing my own middle eastern billionaire, ok doesn’t have to be rich but many of them are attractive.
    Yeah after the whole lets grab the money from Michaels kids I’m kind of wary about her. Doesn’t she have a secret daughter or is that a nasty rumor?

  10. Dani says:

    I read somewhere yesterday that he’s Moroccan. Which wouldn’t surprise me because 80% of my cousins look like him.

  11. lucy2 says:

    Interesting that after trying to get at Michael’s money and having rumors of her own financial troubles, she’s now engaged to a billionaire. Hmm.

    He’s OK looking, IMO, but not hot. Janet hardly looks like herself anymore though. It’s sort of fascinating how many members of that family have had such extreme plastic surgery.

  12. Marty says:

    I wonder where in Qatar they’ll get married? I hear Doha is really upscale now.

  13. Sweet Dee says:

    I think he’s sexy, but stupid.

  14. claire says:

    He’s hot. She’s nasty. No respect for her or her siblings – they’re all totally whacked.

  15. palermo says:

    She looks like the Grinch these days, those cheeks are absurd. Will she be his only wife, or will he have others

  16. Eric says:

    Good, now she can leave poor Micheal Jackson kids alone and go ride a camel in the desert.

  17. Eric says:

    She will be his favorite wife designated by diamond studded leash and collar

  18. j.eyre says:

    He is quite attractive. Between the two of them, their children will be ocularly gifted.

  19. Vampi says:

    Lovin’ the snark on Miss Jackson! :) I am also in the camp that believes she is all kinds of shady after what she pulled on her mom and Michael’s kids. I noticed after that mess, I didn’t see her commercials for NutriSystem any longer…Hmmm..has anyone else seen one since all that shiz happened?

  20. Brittany says:

    The Jackson family drama runs deep. Hopefully he knows what he’s getting himself into…

  21. raven says:

    I will stay postivie on here since people are so negative. If this is true I think it wondeerful. I hope that they have a long and happy life together.

  22. Sunny says:

    Where can I get me a billionaire… not like Janet needs his money… I DO!!!

  23. skuddles says:

    Oh good, this must mean Janet has given up trying to steal the children’s inheritance. Bey they’re all breathing a big sigh of relief.

  24. Vampi says:

    Oops! (sorry mods!! :)
    I meant to say…. They were so close that Michael called her “Tink”…they had such a close relationship, that I feel he would be horrified by her…..actions.
    Very sad, indeed. :(

  25. Mika says:

    Congrats Janet! I really think we need to give her some leeway with regard to the Paris situation. Something about the whole thing seemed “off” – Janet doesn’t need Michael’s money so we will all have to wait until the real story unfolds about that drama. I read somewhere in Germany that it wasn’t that janet wanted the money, it was that she disagreed how the mother was being manipulated by the trustees or some other “ish”. Let’s give Janet the benefit of the doubt please.

  26. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    This centipede is about to get hot!

  27. Tangi says:

    Lmao if you think JANET needs money for Michaels estate or his white kids he brought. Janet worthy hundreds of millions and had been making millions since the age of 7. She could give a damn about mJ kids and their money. She is One of the most successful artist in music history. Just ONE of her recording contracts was worth more than any artist in music history including Michaels $80 million. And that’s not
    Including tours, song writing, album sold ect. Janet never had money problem in her whole 40 year career but Michael was in huge dept. she was Only trying to protect her mother from MJ greedy crooked estate from stressing her mother to the point of death.

  28. Tangi says:

    Lmao if you think JANET needs money for Michaels estate or his adopted kids he brought. Janet worthy hundreds of millions and had been making millions since the age of 7. She could give a damn about mJ kids and their money. She is One of the most successful artist in music history. Just ONE of her recording contracts was worth more than any artist in music history including Michaels $80 million. And that’s not
    Including tours, song writing, album sold ect. Janet never had money problem in her whole 40 year career but Michael was in huge dept. she was Only trying to protect her mother from MJ greedy crooked estate from stressing her mother to the point of death.

  29. Tangi says:

    Lol if you think JANET needs money from Michaels estate or his adopted kids he brought. Janet worth hundreds of millions and had been making millions since the age of 7. She could give a thought about mJ kids and their money. She is One of the most successful artist in music history. Just ONE of her recording contracts was worth more than any artist in music history including Michael $80 million. And that’s not
    Including tours, song writing, album sold ect. Janet never had money problem in her whole 40 year career but Michael was in huge dept. she was Only trying to protect her mother from MJ greedy crooked estate from stressing her mother to the point of death.

  30. Tangi says:

    Lol Janet has been making millions since she was seven years old. She doesn’t need Michael or his lad rat kids to feed her. Janet is a musical icon/ leagend at the end of the day. Paris and the two other boys won’t be remembered for anything but being MJ kids . Janet will be regarded as one of the greatest recording artist and performer in HISTORY. Deal