January 03 : Janet has lunch with Preston, her make-up artist in L.A.
January 06 : Nathaniel Brown, Rebbie’s husband since 1968, dies from cancer. Janet supports Rebbie, Austin, Stacee & Yashi in this difficult time.
January 11 : The Jackson family attends Nathaniel Brown’s funerals in Los Angeles including Paris, LaToya & JohVonnie.
January 19 : Janet is spotted at LAX leaving L.A.
January 20 : Janet is spotted at the Pear Gala at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington DC with brother Randy (an inaugural party for President Obama).
Late January : Janet stays in Paris and spends time with Wissam and her brother Jermaine who’s in town.
February 02 : Janet flies from Paris to New York.
February 06 : Janet attends the amfAR New York Gala to kick off Fall 2013 Fashion Week at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC.
February 19 : Janet flies from L.A to Milan with Joey & Preston.
February 21 :Janet & Wissam attend the Sergio Rossi presentation cocktail during Milan Fashion Week.
February 22 : : Janet & Wissam attend the Versace fashion show during Milan Fashion Week and later Janet spends time with Donatella Versace & Lana Del Rey.
February 23 : Janet & Wissam attend the Roberto Cavalli fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week.
February 25 : Janet & Wissam attend the Giorgio Armani fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week.
In their first joint statement as a couple, Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana confirm the news exclusively to ET, saying, “The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony.”
February 27 : From Ian Cross’s Facebook page : “After a couple years taking care of business away from home, I can’t tell you how good it feels to be back in my own place. Back in La. Back to making records. Janet Jackson and I are making a killer right now. Best of all, back to sleeping in my own bed.”
March 7 : Janet is spotted at Emporio Armani Caffe Doha, Qatar (owned bt Al Mana Luxury).
March 17 : Janet is spotted in Doha.
April 18 : Katherine attends a family meeting at Janet’s house in Beverly Hills to discuss the upcoming AEG trial with Janet, Jermaine, Randy & Rebbie among others.
May 16 : Janet celebrates her 47th birthday with Wissam in Paris.
May 18 : In a new interview to Billboard about the 20th anniversary of the “Janet” album Janet reveals : “I am working on a new project now. We are creating the concept and initial thoughts on the music. I am excited about the direction we are taking. I don’t want to rush it”.
May 23 : Janet co-chairs the 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes,
May 24 : Janet flies back to L.A.
May 28 : Janet along with Katherine & Rebbie attends court today in L.A for Michael’s wrongful death trial against AEG.
June 01 : From Ian Cross’s Facebook page : “Music has taken me to some crazy places but I never thought it would bring me here. This is Doha, the capital of Qatar. It occupies the Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the much larger Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the South, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. It’s home for the next few weeks. Qatar is kinda like the Switzerland of the middle east. Very peaceful and neutral in it’s politics. They are a very kind, thoughtful people. And quite frankly, too rich to think about becoming suicide bombers. Janet and I always talked about getting away from it all and recording in paradise. Given her new husband is from Doha we packed up a studio, rented a villa on the beach and came here to make music. I know, I know. I’m one lucky bastard.”
June 03 : Janet has signed up as the face of a new campaign for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help stamp out starvation in Africa.
June 06 : Janet & Wissam host a birthday dinner for producer Tommy Parker with Ian Cross in Istanbul, Turkey where they are currently working on Janet’s new album.
July 06 : Janet & Wissam are spotted in Paris, France.
July 14 : Janet & Wissam fly from Paris to Dubai.
August 10 : Janet & Wissam are spotted at the Four Seasons Restaurant in Doha.
August 29 : Janet is spotted shopping for abayas at Village Mall along the Jumeirah Beach Road in Dubai.
September : Bangladesh submits tracks to Janet and his producing partner/friends Reece Beats tweets/Instagrams about it.
December 18 : Janet is spotted the Zuma restaurant in Dubai.
December 31 : Birth of baby twins Jaylen & River Jackson, sons of Jackie & his wife Emily Jackson.