Conscious uncoupling doesn’t work for everyone — just ask Janet Jackson.
The superstar singer called police on Saturday to do a welfare check on her son, Eissa, with her estranged husband, billionaire Wissam Al Mana. The good news is that authorities found that the 17-month-old was safe in his father’s care at the Nobu hotel in Malibu, People magazine reported. TMZ reported that Jackson apparently was worried that her ex may have been using drugs around the toddler. Janet Jackson’s brother Randy Jackson told Entertainment Tonight that a nanny called Janet Jackson in a panic over Al Mana’s allegedly “aggressive” behavior. However, the Los Angeles County sheriff’s office told The Blast there “was zero suspicion of drugs being used.” The office was confused as to “why Janet Jackson made the allegation” in the first place.
The bad news, of course, is that the relationship between Jackson and Al Mana clearly isn’t in a good place when the police are being called to intervene — and there are allegations their their child is impacted. We look back at how things went so sideways between the pair…
April 2010: Janet Jackson meets the mega-rich Qatari businessman who co-runs the Al Mana Group. They quietly begin seeing each other.
September 2010: They go public during Paris Fashion Week.
November 2010: Wissam Al Mana tells VMAN magazine,“I don’t date Janet Jackson. She is my girlfriend; there is a difference. She is a very special and talented woman who never ceases to amaze me.”
November 2011: Jackson tells Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, “We have a deep bond, a deep connection.” He chimes in, “I’m fortunate enough to be dating my dream woman.”
February 2013: Jackson and Al Mana announce in a statement to Entertainment Tonightthat “the rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony.”
2014: There are various rumors that the pair are having relationship trouble.
April 2015: Jackson isn’t seen in public for a stretch, leading fans to make a mock missing person flyer.