Janet Jackson has been trending on social media and newswires all day after a source revealed she and husband Wissam Al Mana have split.
Fans have waited feverishly to hear official word from the fiercely private singer about the validity of the claim. Especially given that the superstar and billionaire Al Mana welcomed their first child, a son named Eissa, just three months ago.
And now said confirmation has arrived.
A rep for Jackson, 50, told ABC News that the couple, who have been married for five years, are no longer together.
Interestingly, the rep says the pair are separating – not divorcing.
The break-up brings an end to Jackson’s third marriage. She previously wed James DeBarge and Rene Elizondo.
Our thoughts go out to Janet during what must be a difficult time.