Janet Jackson’s Dating Timeline on Her 50th Birthday
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How old is Janet Jackson? Well, today marks the pop icon’s 50th birthday and she looks amazing! Janet Jackson’s birthday will no doubt have fans listening to their favorite songs by the singer, celebrating her giving the gift of music for the past 30 years. This year is going to be her best one yet because as we all know, and still can’t believe, Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first child with her husband, Wissam Al Mana. It was very difficult for the Unbreakable singer to conceive, even leading her to cancel the rest of her latest tour to start her family. But let’s face it, people are dying to see what Janet Jackson’s children will look like. As we celebrate the pop star’s milestone birthday, we take a look at all her past relationships that lead to Jackson’s amazing family. Here’s a look at Janet Jackson’s dating timeline.

James DeBarge  

Before the she was the mega superstar that she is today, Jackson was married to her first husband, soul singer, James DeBarge. She was just 18 years old, and the pair was married briefly for a total of 14 months between 1984 and 1985.

Rene Elizondo

A few years after her marriage with DeBarge, an older Jackson, now 25, married dancer and songwriter Rene Elizondo. The couple were married for seven years, from 1991, and got divorced in 2000. But as we all know, this was not the end of Jackson’s love story and family ambitions.

Jermaine Dupri

Jackson was engaged and dated Dupri from 2002 to 2009. The couple broke up some time after the death of Janet’s brother, Michael. But Dupri and Jackson are still good friends and she has reportedly said that she rarely stays in touch with her ex-boyfriends, but that Dupri was the exception. They even spent one of his birthdays together and continue to communicate.

Wissam Al Mana

Janet Jackson’s husband, Wissam Al Mana, is a businessman who runs several companies that are affiliated with the Al Mana Group, of which he is the executive director. He’s also very wealthy (like Jay Z-and-Beyoncé-joint-net-worth kind of wealthy). His net worth is $1.0 billion and blows Jackson’s own net worth out of the water. But we don’t think money is an issue in their marriage anyway.

Jackson met Al Mana at a hotel opening in 2010 in Dubai, and it’s safe to say that the two hit it off. They were seen publicly in September 2010 and confirmed their relationship by attending a Robert Cavalli party together. Did we mention that Al Mana has a thing for fashion? Well he does, and he moved to London when he was just two years old where he was inspired by the clothes. He later started his own clothing store, so it’s expected that he has high-profile designer friends. Al Mana and Jackson were secretly married in 2012 and have been inseparable while living in Hollywood together. Now, the billionaire businessman can add “father” to his resume as he and Jackson are expecting their first child together.

Jackson was unsure if she would marry again but has been on record in interviews stating that she would remarry if it was God’s will. Looks like it was meant to be after all, because the pop icon is getting everything she always dreamed and couldn’t be happier. Though there are no known plans of a 50th birthday celebration, we’re sure Jackson will make it a day to remember.

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