Janet Jackson's new boyfriend has given her a "whole new lease on life."

The 44-year-old singer - who ended her seven-year romance with producer Jermaine Dupri last year - has reportedly been bombarded with gifts by 35-year-old millionaire businessman Wissam Al Mana, and is loving the attention he is giving her.

A friend of Janet's told InTouch magazine: "He seems to have given her a new lease on life since her brother Michael died. He's younger than Janet, taller than Janet and far richer than Janet. He has become her knight in shining armour.

Among the gifts the singer - who met Wassam when he hired her to perform at a private event in the Middle East - has been given by her new love are a yacht cruise with her own butler, a Bentley convertible and a $2,200 Balenciaga Weekender bag and a pink-gold Love bracelet from Cartier.

The source added: "For the first time in Janet's life, she's with a man who pays for everything. He's filthy rich."

Janet recently spoke about her struggle to get over the passing of Michael, who died of acute Propofol intoxication last June.

She said: "It gets sad sometimes because, I don't know, you think your phone is going to ring and you hear that voice calling your name.

"But, yeah, life goes on and everybody grieves differently. And every day is different. Some days it's much easier than others."