Shortly after their son Eissa was born in January, Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana quietly separated.
A Jackson family source tells PEOPLE that the pop star and the Qatari businessman, who wed in 2012, recognized their dissimilarities more than ever after welcoming their first child.
“They separated shortly after the baby was born,” says the insider. “The cultural differences between her and Wissam became even more obvious [after Eissa arrived]. They come from very different worlds.”
The source continues, “For years, Janet tried to adapt to his culture. Since it’s not a culture she grew up with, it’s been challenging for her. She often felt she disappointed Wissam.”
PEOPLE confirmed Saturday that the youngest sibling of late pop superstar Michael Jackson had split from her husband. The New York Post‘s Page Six reported that while one source said it was an amicable split, another source says that Jackson, 50, felt that Al Mana had gotten too controlling during her pregnancy.
In the months since, however, “Janet is all about the baby and is okay,” the family source tells PEOPLE. “They will raise their boy together.”