Janet Jackson's divorce from Wissam Al Mana made headlines in the last week. It was raising concerns about her arrangement in the custody of their newborn son, Eissa.
The 42-year-old new dad, however, got to spend time with his 3-month-old recently without Jackson. Al Mana took his boy out for a stroll in a park in London over the weekend. Daily Mail shared photos of the Qatari dad playing, cuddling and feeding his son formula milk while they sat on the park bench.
Days before this dad and son outing, Al Mana penned a short note for his ex-wife on his official website. Amid the divorce news, he thanked Jackson for her "divine love" and "eternal support." He also called the mother of his child his "best friend."
A friend of the couple revealed the split in another Daily Mail report. The ex-couple allegedly agreed the baby will stay with his mother. Jackson chose London as her new home base.
The ex-couple welcomed Eissa in January 2017 after Jackson's controversial pregnancy at nearly 50-years-old. Doctors said the first time mom's delivery had a "stress-free and healthy" delivery, as per E! News. Eissa means Jesus in Arabic.
Jackson and Al Mana married in secret in 2012. She allegedly converted to Islam shortly after her marriage. Friends described her husband, who runs a billion-dollar family business involving luxury brands and McDonald's franchises, as a private person.
It remained unclear why Jackson and Al Mana decided to end their five-year marriage. Relationship experts analyzed religion might have played a part in the split as Jackson's husband reportedly insisted she followed strict Muslim traditions now that she's a mother, as per New York Post. This meant no more raunchy costumes and performances during her concerts and tours, as well as lessened public appearances.