Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation has officially grown. The 50-year-old singer welcomed her first child - a baby boy - with her husband Wissam Al Mana on Tuesday 3rd January.
A rep for Michael Jackson's sister confirmed the news to HELLO! in a statement. "Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world," it read. "Janet had a stress-free, healthy delivery and is resting comfortably."
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Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana have welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Eissa Al Mana
The Escapade singer secretly tied the knot with her third husband, Wissam, 42, in 2012, though she did not confirm their marriage until 2013.
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Janet's pregnancy news was revealed two weeks shy of her 50th birthday last May. In early April, the star recorded a video message for her fans announcing that she would be delaying the second leg of her Unbreakable World Tour in order to start a family.
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"We're in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change," she told fans in the clip. "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."
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The Grammy-winning artist had previously spoken out about having children. Back in 2009, Janet told Harpers Bazaar. "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."