American singer Janet Jackson has personally confirmed her separation from her Qatari billionaire husband via a video posted to her Twitter account.
"I just want to keep it real with you guys for a second," Jackson says in the video, holding the phone camera above her as she lays on a large white pillow.
"Yes, I separated from my husband. We are in court. And the rest is in God's hands," she says.
The news of Jackson's split from Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana broke in early April. But this is the first time the American performer, and sister of legendary pop star Michael Jackson, has publicly confirmed the news.
Many fans were shocked by the split, considering it had only been a few months since the couple gave birth to their first son, Eissa. Jackson had cut her world tour short a year ago, announcing the pregnancy in similar fashion, via a video on Twitter.
Jackson and Mana have maintained a low profile relationship since they began dating in 2010.
Mana leads the Al Mana Group, which operates everything from fast food chains to luxury fashion brands and automakers within the GCC. After meeting in Dubai, Jackson and Mana were married in Qatar two years later. But, they didn't make their marriage public for one year.
There has been a lot of speculation about the reasons for the divorce, with rumors swirling that Mana was too controlling and others suggesting that Jackson would benefit financially from the separation.
Mana has an estimated net worth of $1 billion, Jackson an estimated $175 million.
TMZ reported that the couple most certainly had a prenup, saying that these agreements typically have five to 10 year marks.
This, according to TMZ, means "the longer the marriage, the bigger the settlement." Jackson and Mana were married for just over five years.
But regardless of the reason, fans have voiced their support for Jackson
In the new video, Jackson also announced that she would resume her previously postponed tour. Formerly called the Unbreakable World Tour, the renewed concert series will be called the State of the World Tour.
Initially, the tour will visit 56 cities across the United States and Canada from Sept. 7 to Dec. 17.
Although the title suggests a political slant, Jackson insisted it will be not be about politics.
"It's about people, the world, relationships and just love," she said.
After a five year marriage, relocating to Qatar and a new baby boy, we're sure Jackson has a lot to say about all of those topics.