It’s that time of year, friends — spring is in the air.
Well, spring and breakups.
In such short succession, we’ve seen the splits of Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn, Mel B and Stephen Belafonte, Kylie Jenner and Tyga, Javi Marroquin and that girl from Real World that he dated for like a week.
It’s tough out there, and it looks like Janet Jackson’s relationship may be the next to fall apart.
“But hold up,” you may be thinking, “didn’t she just have a baby? And she’s already getting divorced?”
And that’s a solid point: Janet and her husband, Wissam Al Mana, welcomed a son, Eissa, in early January.
Unfortunately, just because they share a tiny little baby doesn’t mean their marriage is solid — in fact, the whole point of this story is that their marriage is reportedly over.
According to a new report from Page Six, the reason for the split is that Janet simply wasn’t happy with how Wissam believed she should behave.
“She thought he had become too controlling during the pregnancy,” a source explained, “and she had already allowed him to dictate her appearance and even the way she performed at concerts.”
Apparently Janet’s husband didn’t feel comfortable with her wearing the revealing outfits she’s known for.
He also took issue with her suggestive dance moves, to the point that “It drove her crazy and she felt she was losing her fan base.”
Another issue was that Wissam was something of a recluse, preferring to stay at home rather than doing basically anything else.
Judging by the fact that Janet basically seemed to go into hiding around the same time she got with him, that’s pretty believable, right?
It seems like her husband wanted her to live by all of his rules without compromising at all for her — they had a small, simple wedding when she wanted a big affair, she moved to London for him, etc.
The source claims that they thought a baby would fix everything — because goodness knows that always works — but the last straw came with Janet’s mother, Katherine Jackson, claimed that her nephew was abusing her.
“She was worried about her mother — and Wissam showed little to no concern,” and “that’s when Janet made her decision that there was no turning back.”
Another report insists that despite any issues they have with each other, “they’re determined to be good parents, even if they’re apart.”
“It’s amicable and Eissa will stay with his mother.”
They will reportedly stay in London. There’s no word yet about whether or not they have a prenup (Wissam is a billionaire, so probably there is) or if there will be a fight over spousal support or custody.
Best of luck to Janet and that precious little baby of hers.