Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana split three months after having their first child

Janet Jackson decided it was time to call it quits with Wissam Al Mana. Jackson ended things with her third husband just three months after giving birth to their first child.

According to Page Six, one source said the split was amicable with the couple deciding how they would co-parent their son, Eissa Al Mana. However, there are conflicting reports of trouble in the relatonship for an extended period.

The source shared, “She thought he had become too controlling during the pregnancy and she had already allowed him to dictate her appearance and even the way she performed at concerts.”

Because of the alleged controlling behavior from her husband, Jackson toned down her appearances in her 2014 concerts with clothing that covered her entire body. In addition, she also did not participate in music videos where she would have to imitate grinding moves that she has been known for.

“It drove her crazy and she felt she was losing her fan base,” the source added.

The 50-year-old sensation reportedly began to resent her husband’s behavior, especially given he would avoid family gatherings and social functions with friends.  It also appeared there was a feeling things would change when their son was born.

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In additon to controlling her appearance, it was also alleged he even controlled the type of wedding they had.  Jackson eventually agreed to a ceremony that was seen as simple and exclusive.  Sources also alleged Jackson was the one in the relationship who would make compromises, such as moving to London and not breast feeding her son in public.  It appeared Jackson had enough when her husband showed little concern for her mother’s welfare after claims of abuse surfaced.

According to the source, Jackson decided to leave her husband after her mother visited her for a short period of time.

“She was worried about her mother and Wissam showed little to no concern,” the source said.

However, other sources have since claimed the reason for the split was due to cultural differences in their background.

 

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Fitale Wari

Fitale Wari is a junior at Denison University where she is a double major in Communication and English Literature with a concentration in Narrative Nonfiction Writing. In 2016 she received the Nan Nowik Memorial Award for campus organizing. She’s a 2017 graduate of the Leadershape Institute and was inducted into Lambda Pi Eta in 2017. She is from Buffalo, New York.