Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Janet Jackson Says “Beat It,” Leaves Husband of 5 Years After Finally Having a Baby


What has he done for her lately? Reports are Janet Jackson has split from her billionaire husband of five years, Wissam Al Mana.

She gets the baby, the house, the cars, the cash. Al Mana is said to be worth $1.6 million. He’ll be paying child support for 18 years. And Janet should get a nice piece of change in the settlement.

This is a better deal than when Michael Jackson screwed the Prince of Bahrain. Michael only got $7 million.

The Jacksons love to do business with wealthy Arabs. And they always come out on top.

Prior to Janet’s marriage, her career was not in good shape. Her tours weren’t selling and neither were her records. She took a break. After the marriage, Janet got Al Mana to bankroll her 2015 comeback album, “Unbreakable.” It was a dud, selling just 253,000 albums through April 2016. The consequent tour had a lot of problems, as well, and Janet finally cancelled the major portion of it when it was announced she was pregnant at 50 — unlikely, but a miracle!

So now Janet is in London, she’s got a three month old baby boy named Eissa, and is well positioned financially. She’s in “control.” (And I’ll bet with that baby, she’s getting ‘no sleeeeeeeeppppp.’)

What next? Baby books, albums of standards, smaller venue tours, a return to her career. Go for it, Janet!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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