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02nd May 2017

WATCH: Janet Jackson confirms split with husband in Youtube video

Janet Jackson has confirmed that she and her husband Wissam Al Mana have parted ways.

The singer made the announcement in a video on her Youtube channel.

In the video, she tells fans “we are in court and the rest is in God’s hands.”

The 50-year-old singer and Wissam, 42, welcomed their child Eissa in January of this year.

The couple has been estranged in recent months but this news is surprising, given the pretty touching message he wrote for her on his website recently.

Entitling his words, Love, the multi-millionaire entrepreneur stated: “To the most beautiful person in the world, thank you for your divine love, your eternal support and for being my best friend.

“I love you so much, inshallah we will be together in the Great Forever x.”

The post came as Janet unveiled the very first snap of their son on her Instagram page. “My baby and me after nap time,” she wrote in an accompanying caption.

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It seems that fans were rallying around the couple too. “How cute can a baby get,” asked one underneath the photo of Janet and Eissa. “Your family is now complete. Pls don’t leave Wissam. You are both genuinely in love. Sacrifice makes the world a beautiful place.”

Another wrote: “Pls pls pls… no divorce pls. He really LOVE you…”

The New York Post has reported that Ms Jackson is in line for a $200m divorce pay-out. With stakes in property, retail, and cars, he’s worth around $1bn. Janet, meanwhile, has a fortune of ‘just’ $150m.

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