Janet: A Life in the Spotlight

From her early days performing with big brother Michael through her evolution into a sexy, daring solo artist, Janet Jackson, 37, has lived her life in the public eye. As the singer-actress releases her new CD, Damita Jo, take a look at some of her most revealing moments.

  • Marriage Minded photo | Janet Jackson, Rene Elizondo Jr.

Credit: Galella/WireImage; Skye/IPOL

Updated: Saturday Apr 03, 2004 | 01:00 AM EST By: By Serena Kappes and Lucy Maher

Marriage Minded

After popping the question herself, an 18-year-old Jackson (left, in 1985) eloped with singer James DeBarge in September 1984, only to see the union fizzle four months later. She went on to wed former dancer Rene Elizondo in 1991, but claimed the two (right, in 1998) were simply lovers, until Elizondo initiated divorce proceedings in 2000.



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