Congratulations are in order for Janet Jackson who just gave birth to son Eissa Al Mana on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
That’s an enviable gift for the 50-year-old singer to start the new year with right? Besides, the new bundle of joy is the first child of Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana. In fact, he is also the first child of the singer.
For that reason, Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are very excited for their latest family member. And against what doctors suggested and what most people had expected, Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably according to an official statement by a source with knowledge of the star’s situation. The pop superstar and her man, Qatari businessman Al Mana got married in 2012.
The couple dominated headlines when the news of their first child’s impending arrival was reported in May.
Firestorm first erupted when the star rescheduled her Unbreakable World Tour. As she said in a video posted to Twitter in early April, she and Al Mana wanted to pay attention to their family. The rumour wasn’t because she will be 70 when her son is 20, but because of the risk that was said to be lurking.
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The star, on the contrary, took her journey seriously, dumping her career for a while just so she reaps from the joy of motherhood.
“We’re in the second leg of the tour, and there actually has been a sudden change,” she said in the clip last April. “I thought it was important that you be the first to know.”
“My husband and I are planning our family,” she continued. “So I’m going to have to delay the tour.”
She, however, didn’t give details as per the gender of the baby. She was discrete throughout her pregnancy and never talked about her phases. One time, she was spotted shopping for baby supplies at London’s Back in Action furniture store in September as she concealed her baby bump in her clothing. An insider says the star has been eager to behold her son and good thing she came out strong and healthy.
Naturally, it is quite unusual and incredibly hard, nearly impossible, for a woman to get pregnant in her 50s. Though In vitro fertilization can stretch the age at which women can have children.
The statistics say that the chances of a woman getting pregnant after the age of 40, naturally, using her own eggs, is only around 5 percent at best. Now you can picture what those chances will seem for a woman in her 50s. So, the singer has every reason to be thankful and joyous.
Meanwhile, her family members are hopeful she will do great as a mother. Her older brother Jermaine Jackson hinted on his youngest sister’s pregnancy journey.
“She’ll be a great mother because she is very tough, very strict,” Jermaine who has nine children of his own, said in May.
“But I tell her, ‘If you need any parenting skills or baby skills, let me know because I’m the best diaper changer there is on this planet, still to this day.’