Janet Jackson and her millionaire fiancé Wissam al-Mana are planning to tie the knot in the Qatari capital Doha in a lavish $20-million dollar wedding set to take place in 2013, according to media reports on Wednesday.
An insider told the National Enquirer magazine that the ceremony will be “one of the biggest, most memorable extravaganzas in recent history.”
“They have tentatively set a late 2013 wedding date. But they are still working out the details and the exact day,” the source told the magazine.
Renowned Turkish author Adnan Oktar (aka Harun Yahya) claimed, during an interview with a Turkish network in 2010, that Janet, 46, and her late brother Michael Jackson, had converted to Islam.
“I sent that nice Janet Jack¬son a copy of my book,” Adnan said. “I also sent her late brother a copy. Her brother was a Muslim. Janet is also, in fact, a Mus¬lim. Like her brother, she keeps it hidden.” “She is a devout believ¬er…like her brother.”
The couple plan to spend $3 million to fly in their 500 wedding guests from all over the world, according to reports. Wissam reportedly plans to offer all guests a $10,000 Rolex watch apiece as a thank you for attending.
“Wissam is going to splash big when he marries Janet. It’s going to be the wedding of the century,” the unnamed insider told the the National Enquirer.
Wissam is reportedly 10 years younger than Janet and they both have been dating since summer 2010. He reportedly proposed to her last year with a 15-carat diamond ring.
Mana, 36, is an executive for al-Mana Group, a large family-controlled business entity in Qatar.
“My mother always raised us to believe that age was just a number. All of us - my sisters, my brothers - we’ll just tell you our ages because it’s all about where you are mentally and how you feel about yourself. It doesn’t matter,” Janet reportedly said once.