LONDON – Renowned singer Janet Jackson has reportedly converted to Islam after ‘mysteriously’ tying knot with a Qatari-born, London-based billionaire Muslim Wissam Al Mana, nine years her junior.
The singer – who has been suffering with morning sickness – was seen covered in a loose-fitting Islamic-style dress.
“When she’s visiting Wissam’s family in the Middle East she wears no make-up, no hair extensions and keeps to traditional Muslim clothing, The Sun quoted a source.
“She feels like she has found a home with her new religion. She has spent a great deal of time studying it.”
The 50-year-old Janet is expecting her first child with her husband Wissam Al Mana and her friends believe she has fully converted to the religion which Wissam himself practices, Hindustan Times reported.
Wissam Al Mana was educated in the UK and attended university in Washington before returning to the UK to study for a Master’s degree at the London School of Economics.
The Al Mana Group was founded by his father, Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana, and is now owned by his three sons – Wissam, Hisham, and Kamal.
Wissam, who has an estimated worth of between £820million and £1billion, is the executive director of the group, which runs Harvey Nichols, Zara and Mango stores in the Middle East and also counts designer brands such as Hermes and Alexander McQueen among its portfolio.
They say she is ‘totally besotted’ with strict Muslim Al Mana, whom she married in secret in 2012, The Sun reported.