Janet Jackson posted the first pic of her three-month-old son, Eissa, on her website. He’s cute, he’s very, very rich, and he has the temerity to yawn? He seems bored. I don’t know how. He’s reportedly going to be worth billions someday (as long as he stays on mom and dad’s good side). That seems like cause for excitement to me. It’s easy to be jaded when you’re spitting up on a bib woven from currency!
“My baby and me after nap time,” Janet captioned the photo that shows mom hugging her baby boy as he yawns for the camera.
Janet and her husband, super-rich Qatari tycoon Wissam Al Mana, recently ended their five-year-marriage. Wissam was reportedly way too controlling, and this wasn’t going over too well in the Rhythm Nation, according to USWeekly.
“Wissam wanted a wife who stuck more with the Muslim traditions,” says the friend of the Grammy winner, who is known for her risqué performances (that “Would You Mind” video, anyone?). “Even before the baby was born, they clashed and butted heads a lot.”
Janet, the lessons from a certain Super Bowl long past, reportedly wanted to feel like she could show off whatever she liked. Wissam supposedly wanted her to keep it demure in the streets, and she’s tended towards wearing “flowing, figure-concealing ensembles, and head scarves” since they’ve been together. I think that if Janet, 50, wants to be able to wear just a g-string and platform heels to Eissa’s future playdates, then Ms. Jackson should have that option!
For the “Nasty” singer, the change was too drastic. “She felt like she couldn’t be herself anymore,” shares the insider. The star, who cut short her Unbreakable world tour last April to start a family, “thought her career was suffering, and she started resenting Wissam for it,” explains the friend. “She couldn’t settle down and be what he wanted her to be. Janet wanted more freedom.”
She also might have wanted more $$$. Unless Wissam is so billion-rific that he’s “meh” with her taking a stack and exiting, they have a pre-nup. TMZ notes that pre-nups typically have five and ten years marks that indicate when the potential divorce settlement amount goes way up. Janet has reportedly timed the shredding of her abaya so she gets the 5-year payout. Ms. Jackson if you’re cagey!
Pic: Janet Jackson