It’s been awhile since we last heard from Janet Jackson. It was announced back in May that she and her Qatari-born billionaire businessman husband, Wissam Al Mana, were expecting their first child together.
It was reported last year that the pop icon had converted to Islam and has been undergoing a full conversion to the religion ever since she wed Al Mana in 2012. The couple were recently spotted taking a stroll in London.
Looking heavily pregnant, the 50-year-old entertainer was the picture of modesty – wearing a full black coloured Islamic dress and a hijab. The duo were seen strolling hand in hand, while looking happy and relaxed as they shopped for children’s clothing at an upmarket boutique before taking a break at a health food restaurant.
A source had also revealed to The Sun newspaper that the soon-to-be parents have already been discussing various names for their baby. “She’s been praying for a child for a very long time. She’s already in the process of thinking of baby names,” said the insider before adding, “She is taking things easy these days and is feeling well but not overdoing it in any capacity of her life. Janet is staying healthy for her and her baby“.
The pop icon has become notoriously private about her personal life in recent years, so it will probably be a while before we get any confirmation about the baby’s gender and name. “Janet is super excited. She’s doing great. Janet feels really strong and is just so excited for the baby to come. She feels like this is one of the best things ever to happen to her,” said another source.
As for her religious beliefs, the source added that, “When she’s visiting Wissam’s family in the Middle East she wears no make-up, no hair extensions and keeps to traditional Muslim clothing. She feels like she has found a home with her new religion. She has spent a great deal of time studying it. The days of raunchy dance moves and sexual lyrics are long gone“.
Jackson and Al Mana first met in 2010, but they were able to keep their relationship under wraps that barely anyone knew that they were item until a year after they got married.
All the best on motherhood Jackson ;)