Janet Jackson has been seen outside the High Court in London as her divorce battle gets under way.
She split from her multi-millionaire husband just months after giving birth to her first child at the age of 50. The pop-star sister of the late Michael Jackson wed Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana in 2012 and their son, Eissa, was born on January 3.
Her recent retreat from the limelight and the postponement of her Unbreakable world tour last year involving 36 gruelling stadium shows had been put down to contentment with her marriage.
The couple could not have looked more different as they exited the court today.
Wissam Al Manna looked sombre and was alone whenhe made his way out of a side entrance of the court. He cut a lonely figure in comparison to Janet who left the building in great spirits with an entourage that included her brother Randi, her assistant and her legal team.
Confirming their separation last month, Jackson said in a video posted on Twitter: ‘I just want to keep it real with you guys for a second.
‘Yes, I separated from my husband. We are in court. And the rest is in God’s hands.’
The hearing is understood to have been held in private.