Janet Jackson has welcomed her first child with billionaire businessman Wissam Al Mana. The 50-year-old singer, who is the younger sister of the late Michael Jackson, gave birth to a baby boy.
The couple have named their named their child, Eissa Al Mana. Her rep said in a statement: "Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world. Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably."
The singer converted to Islam after getting married to Mana in 2012. This is third marriage for Janet, who was previously wed to James DeBarge and René Elizondo, Jr.
Speculation that she is pregnant started in April 2016, when she postponed her world tour. She later announced the pregnancy news to People in a statement: "We thank God for our blessing."
In 2009, Janet had opened up about her desire to have children to Harper's Bazaar. She said: "Sure, I'd adopt and I think that if I'm really supposed to have kids, it will happen, if that's God's plan for me."
Meanwhile, Mana had gushed about his wife and their wedding back in 2012. He told Harper's Bazaar Arabia: "She is a very special and talented woman who never ceases to amaze me. My father was a very humble and down to earth man, and was known for being very honest and trustworthy. I think a man's dream woman changes as he goes through different stages in his life. I'm fortunate to be dating my dream woman now."