Janet Jackson is finally a mother!
PEOPLE magazine has confirmed that the “Rhythm Nation” singer and her husband, Wissam Al Mana, welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on Tuesday (3rd January). The couple named their son Eissa Al Mana.
“Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably. No further details are available at this time.” said Jackson’s representative.
The 50-year-old pop icon previously sparked speculations that she may be pregnant when she posted a video on Twitter in early April 2016. In her video, she announced the postponement of her tour because she and Al Mana, who is a Qatari businessman, were “planning” their family. The couple secretly married in 2012 in front of family and friends.
In September, a source close to the singer told E! News that Jackson was looking forward to become a mother for the first time. “She is super excited about her pregnancy and is doing extremely well. She actually feels very good about everything.”
Upon hearing the happy news, Jackson’s family and fans took to social media to congratulate the star with heartwarming messages. La Toya Jackson tweeted, “How exciting! Jan and Wissam just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy! Congratulations!”
“Congrats Auntie!! So so happy for you & Wissam. Enjoy every minute with your greatest hit, Eissa. #parenthoodisthebest,” wrote TJ Jackson.
Congrats to Janet Jackson…. it shows at 50 years old you can still have a child be happy and realize life does not stop at 21 – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 4, 2017
— Mariah Carey Australia (Fan Page) (@MariahCareyAU) January 3, 2017
Congratulations to the happy family! We hope to see some baby pictures soon :)