Janet Jackson is reportedly pregnant with her first child at age 49, just two weeks shy of her 50th birthday! An insider revealed the exciting news today. Janet recently postponed her Unbreakable tour last month in order to start a family with husband Wissam Al Mana.
Jackson explained the delay, telling fans, “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 could try and understand that it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor’s orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can.”
— E! News (@enews) May 4, 2016
The news followed two previous postponed show dates.
Janet originally announced a delay with her North American tour on Christmas Eve, telling fans she needed surgery. At that time rumors were swirling that the singer had cancer, which she denied.
Jackson later axed a European tour and had been scheduled to resume performances on May 14 in Las Vegas.
Janet and billionaire Wissam secretly married in 2012, but did not confirm the marriage publicly until 2013.
Jackson addressed the rumors of an “extravagant wedding”, revealing, “Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children’s charities.”
The singer’s last album was Unbreakable, her first album since the 2009 death of her brother, Michael Jackson at the age of 50.
As the news of Janet’s pregnancy is making its rounds on the Internet, Janet posted on Twitter some very happy gifs, with the text “DammnBaby.” Is she giving us a hint?
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) May 4, 2016
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) May 1, 2016
Janet Jackson has not confirmed the news herself yet, but ET (who she has been giving exclusives to recently) posted the news on Twitter.
ET’s Producer, Brad Bessey, tweeted:
— Brad Bessey (@BradBessey) May 4, 2016