Nearly three years after her divorce, Janet Jackson said finding a special someone is her biggest wish – but no wedding bells are ringing just yet. “I’d like to be in love,” she told reporters in Tokyo on Thursday, without naming any potential candidates.
Jackson has described the great emotional pain that followed her February 1999 breakup with co-writer Rene Elizondo Jr., whom she had married secretly in 1991.
After the marriage dissolved, Jackson started dating – something she said she never did while growing up. But the singer said that no new partnership would lead to nuptials any time soon.
“I don’t want to get married,” she said.
Jackson is in Japan for her “All For You World Tour 2002,” named for the blockbuster album released early last year.
Dressed in a black bikini-like top, a sheer lace camisole – her muscular midriff exposed – and jeans, Jackson smiled broadly at photographers before being whisked off on a high-speed “shinkansen” bullet train to Osaka, where she was to perform before crowds of about 30,000 on Saturday and Sunday.
On Jan. 17, she’s scheduled to appear before a sold-out crowd at the 45,000-capacity Tokyo Dome and again for a slightly smaller audience on the following day before returning to the United States.