Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana secretly married last year, squashing rumors that the two would be dishing out millions of dollars on lavish upcoming nuptials.

Jackson revealed on her website that she and Al Mana had a “quiet, private and beautiful ceremony,” and went on to say that the “rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true.” Instead of spending their joint fortune on a wedding, they're using it to support the causes that are important to them. “Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children’s charities,” Jackson said.

This marriage is Jackson’s third. Her first was in 1985 to fellow singer James DeBarge. Her second was to Rene Elizondo Jr., a dancer, songwriter and director, whom she married in 1991. While the first marriage was annulled, the second ended in divorce in 2000.

While Jackson is a household name with multiple hit records to her name, Al Mana is lesser known. He’s made his fortune as a fashion tycoon in the Middle East, taking over the family business from his father. With his company, he represents a multitude of high-end brands, including Armani, Hermes and Roberto Cavalli. Al Mana began dating Jackson in the summer of 2010. “I think a man's dream woman changes as he goes through different stages in his life. I'm fortunate to be dating my dream woman now," Almana told VMan magazine in 2011, referring to his now wife. —Chelsea Regan

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