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Janet Jackson 'gets engaged to Qatari billionaire'

She's reportedly planning to wed 37-year-old Wissam Al Mana in the spring

Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson is reportedly engaged to her boyfriend Wissam Al Mana.

According to Us Weekly, the 37-year-old Qatari billionaire proposed to Jackson by giving her a "huge, expensive ring" earlier this year (2012). The pair are apparently planning a lavish wedding in Qatar in the spring (2013), which will be attended by the entire sprawling Jackson clan.

Janet Jackson, 46, has been married twice before. She wed soul singer James DeBarge in 1984, but their union was annulled the following year. She later married dancer and songwriter René Elizondo, Jr in a secret ceremony in 1991, before divorcing him nine years later. More recently, she dated music producer Jermaine Dupri for several years until 2009.

The singer released her last album, 'Discipline', in 2008. Last year (2011), she completed an 80-date world tour which included a trio of dates at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Back in August (2012), the singer questioned the validity of Michael Jackson's will and decried a so-called "media campaign" against her family. She has since denied an allegation published in Vanity Fair magazine that she delayed her late brother's funeral over a financial dispute.

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