Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana quietly separated in January shortly after she gave birth to their son.
Sources say the cultural differences between Jackson and Wissam became even more obvious after the baby was born-- they come from very different worlds. The sources added Janet tried to adapt to his culture for years and it was challenging for her. And they say she often felt she disappointed him.
P.S. Janet's split could net her up to $200 million under terms of their prenup.
According to family sources, she was entitled to $100 million if they stayed married for at least five years. Janet and Al Mana announced their marriage in January 2012 but might have been secretly married as early as December 2011. The prenup also calls for that $100 million payment to be doubled if they have a child — which became so three months ago with the birth of Eissa.
The relative says, “It looks like a money grab but it’s not about money. She’s never in a relationship too long. Her longest was [musician] Rene [Elizonda] and that was for [nearly] 10 years [1991-2000]. Marriage doesn’t agree with her. She doesn’t agree with marriage.”
A long-time security guard for the Jackson family agreed, saying money isn’t the driving force here — and that Janet didn’t like Al Mana’s conservative ways.
“She loves to be in control. She ceded that control [in marriage] and she was not happy about it. She wants to get back to being Janet Jackson and not Mrs. Wissam Al Mana or being the obedient Muslim wife.”
Al Mana is worth $1 billion, according to an estimate by money-and-celeb site The Richest. He has vast holdings in cars, real estate, retail, tech and other ventures. Janet Jackson is worth $150 million.