Remember when Janet Jackson announced that she was cancelling the rest of her world tour? We finally know why – it’s because she’s knocked up!
Just days before Mother’s Day, Entertainment Tonight confirmed that the singer – who turns 50 on 16th May – is pregnant while E! News reported that she’s currently in her 2nd trimester of pregnancy after successfully working with a fertility specialist.
Jackson previously sparked speculation that she may be pregnant when the star posted a video on Twitter earlier last month, announcing that she was postponing her tour indefinitely so she could start “planning a family” with her husband, Qatari business tycoon Wissam Al Mana.
“We’re in the second leg of the tour, and there actually has been a sudden change. I thought it was important that you be the first to know. My husband and I are planning our family. So I’m going to have to delay the tour. Please, if you can try and understand it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor’s orders. I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can,” Jackson said in the clip.
Jackson secretly married Al Mana, 41, in 2012, but didn’t confirm they’d wed until the following year. While fans have been delighted over this pleasant news, this is the moment that the superstar has always dreamed of. “I think that if I’m really supposed to have kids, it will happen, if that’s God’s plan for me,” she previously told Harpers Bazaar.
Congrats to the happy couple! We wish that they’d do well and have a healthy baby. Uncle Michael is probably watching over her and the baby too 😉