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5 Things to know about singer's husband, Wissam Al Mana

Wissam Al Mana and Janet Jackson kept their marriage secret for over a year... find out more about the billionaire

Wissa Al Mana and Janet Jackson

1. Wissam and Janet Jackson kept their marriage secret for over a year.

The couple dated for several years before tying the knot in 2012. The ultra-private Janet kept the news from the world until announcing it in 2013 interview. "The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony," she said.

2. Wissam claims that Janet had always been his "dream woman."

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The couple met at a Dubai hotel opening in 2010 and he always knew she was the one for him. He told Harper’s Bazaar Arabia in 2011 that, “I’m fortunate enough to be dating my dream woman,” Awww, and now he’s going to be a new daddy with her as well!

3. Wissam was born in Qatar but raised in England.

His family moved to London when he was just two-years-old and he spent his childhood and teenage years there.

4. Wissam loved fashion and style from a young age.

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He credits growing up in London with his fashion obsession, applying at nearly every shop on the city’s posh Kings Road before getting a weekend job at a store there when he was just 14.

5. Wissam operates a Gulf Region fashion brand empire worth $1 billion.

His family’s Al Mana conglomerate fashion portfolio includes retail holdings for such brands as Hermès, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Sonia Rykiel and Agent Provocateur. The company is also major shareholder in the Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Dubai, Bahrain and Kuwait as well as having vast retail real estate holdings in the region.

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