Janet Jackson’s getting married?

    Rumors that Janet Jackson is ready to get hitched have resurfaced along with whispers of a year-end wedding.

    Could the third time be a charm for Janet?

    Janet’s billionaire beau Wissam Al Mana popped the question and the happy couple is supposedly planning to get hitched by the end of the year, according to The National Enquirer.

    “Janet is head over heels in love with Wissam,” a source close to the couple said. “He’s showered her with love, expensive presents and boosted her self-esteem by helping her lose weight and shape up.”

    Buzz of an engagement circulated back in October, but Janet’s camp never commented on the rumors at that time. The insider said that Wissam brought up the topic of marriage last fall and presented Janet with a 15-carat diamond ring, but she shut him down because she wasn’t ready.

    This time, though, she couldn’t resist the offer to spend the rest of their lives together.

    “Now Janet’s telling friends that an official engage­ment announcement will come by summer’s end and that she and Wissam will marry in late 2011," the source revealed. "And they’re shopping for an even bigger diamond ring to celebrate their official engagement.”

    And, if the rumors are to be believed, it won’t be long before wedding bells are replaced by the pitter-patter of little feet. Reportedly, Janet and Wissam want to start a family ASAP, but how they bring their first child home hasn’t been settled yet. Janet would like to have a child the natural way, but since she is 45 years old, they are considering adoption as well.

    If Janet makes it down the aisle, this will be her third marriage. Janet was briefly married to James DeBarge in 1984 and she was secretly cleaved to dancer Rene Elizondo for 10 years before they divorced in 2000. Few knew about that union until it was over. 

    With her romantic past, including an eight-year relationship with Jermaine Dupri, is she optimistic about her future with Wissam? The source said yes, stating, “Janet says she’s finally found her knight in shining armor!”



    —Sonya Eskridge




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