Janet Jackson Secretly Married a Qatari Businessman Last YearS

Tired of all the rumors that were not flying around regarding her wedding, Janet Jackson surprised the world today by announcing (apropos of nothing?) that she and obscenely wealthy Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana have been married since last year.

"The rumours 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 favourite 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"

This is Jackson's third marriage. The last time she married someone, she didn't tell anyone about it until they got divorced nine years later.

Jackson, 46, met Al Mana, 37, at a hotel opening in Dubai in 2010. He is the managing director of Al Mana Luxury, a Qatar-based retail company that represents labels like Hermès, Stella McCartney, and Agent Provocateur.

In other words, Janet Jackson's new husband is super rich and her life is very great right now and has been for some time and she just wanted to make sure you knew that.

[Janet Jackson // Image via Getty]