Janet Jackson Milan Italy Wissam Al Mana

After reports hit the web that Janet Jackson and Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana got married in an over-the-top ceremony, the singer has set the record straight: They wed several month ago!

"The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private and beautiful ceremony," the couple said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight today. "Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children's charities. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy."

The couple have been together since the summer of 2010 and they reportedly got engaged in December of 2012, so we're guessing the wedding came immediately after that. Jackson still hasn't worn her ring publicly, and a source tells Us Magazine, "She's afraid it will get lost, so she keeps it locked up!"

This is the third trip down the aisle for Jackson, who was previously wed to James DeBarge and Rene Elizondo in hush hush ceremonies. The two stepped out today at the Armani fashion show in Milan ... check out the photos in the gallery below.