Janet Jackson All Smiles as She Leaves Court Hearing Amid Divorce from Estranged Husband
Janet Jackson looked to be in high spirits on Friday as she left a court hearing for her divorce from Wissam Al Mana
The 51-year-old singer hugged and kissed members of her legal team after the appearance in England’s high court — along with her entourage, Jackson’s brother Randy accompanied the singer to the hearing.
Meanwhile, Al Mana, 42, ducked out of a side entrance of the building just after the proceedings. The legendary singer and the Qatari businessman split shortly after welcoming their 3-month-old son, Eissa, multiple sources previously confirmed
However, there seems to be no bad blood between the new parents — Al Mana even referred to Jackson as “the most beautiful person in the world” after news of the split broke.
“Janet really trusts Wissam and he trusts her,” a Jackson family friend told PEOPLE exclusively. “She and Wissam are working together to co-parent. They have a strong friendship. There is no fighting between them.”
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Jackson and Al Mana have both been spotted out and about recently bonding separately with little Eissa, with the family friend adding then that the infant is “already on a strict schedule.”
In April, moving trucks were seen taking boxes from the pair’s London townhouse. But a source has told PEOPLE that Jackson will likely remain in London “while the baby is so young.”
Less than a month later, Jackson briefly mentioned the headline-making separation while announcing in a Twitter video that she will be continuing her world tour.
“Yes, I separated from my husband, we are in court and the rest is in God’s hands,” she said in the clip.