#Roommates, #JanetJackson’s older brother Steven Randall “Randy” Jackson has been by his sister’s side since she filed for divorce from her estranged husband, London-based Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana. Randy spoke exclusively with People Magazine and revealed that Janet has been going threw it and suffered a lot of “verbal abuse” during her marriage.
“There’s a lot of pain. Janet’s been through a lot with her divorce. I’ve been through a lot, we all have,” Randy said, referring to Janet’s ongoing divorce and custody battle with Al Mana, 42.
Janet and Wissam tied the knot back in 2012 and had a beautiful baby boy earlier this year. Janet soon split from her estranged husband months later and has been in the London courts since. Randy has been sticking by his sister’s side and spilled all the tea about what really went down during their marriage.
“It was quite an abusive situation,” Randy claims. “It came on later in the relationship, verbal abuse and being [made to feel like] a prisoner in her own home. No pregnant woman needs to go through being called a bitch everyday. There were things like that. That’s what she went through.”
Randy admits that this was something he kept from his parents.
“I didn’t want them to know. My parents are up there in age so I wanted to protect them as much as possible, but now they know. Everybody in the family knows.”
Randy also shot down all those claims that Janet split from her husband because of differing religious beliefs.
“I have a lot of Muslim friends and they don’t act that way at all,” he says. “It’s a personal issue that he needs help with and I’m going to pray for him, too. But I’m not going to allow her to live in that abusive situation. She’s my baby sister”
He was asked about his sisters well being and he said that things are still really rough for her. Janet has apparently been breaking down night after night after her concerts. When she performed her song “What About” in Houston on Saturday, she broke down in tears.
“What you saw in Houston, it was her situation coming out, what she’s been going through.”
Janet and Wissam relationship is so bad that Randy claims the abuse is still going on.
“The abuse is still going on. She has custody and he of course allowed her to bring the baby on tour, but it’s constant harassment,” he shared. “This tour almost didn’t happen, but by the grace of God we’re here and we’re very prayerful.”