Mom to be! Janet Jackson confirms first pregnancy at age 50

Rumors that Michael Jackson's sister would become a mom were true and the singer herself confirmed the news

Janet Jackson has revealed with great joy her big news: she is about to become a mother. The 50-year-old singer, confirmed to People magazine what a few months ago several international publications speculated. Dressed all in white, the sister of Michael Jackson showed off her very noticeable paunch. "We are grateful to God for our blessing," says Janet about this new stage she will share with her husband, the 41 year old millionaire, Qatar Wissam Al Mana.

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For Janet, hiding her tummy was getting somewhat difficult, to the extent that her presence at various events made people talk because she had not confirmed what her silhouette seemed to shout to the world. The only clue about her life  that echoed those rumors was the pause announced in April regarding her concert tour, which she justified with her family plans but without revealing if the stork was on the way.

"I thought it was important that you were the first to know. My husband and I are planning a family, so I'll have to postpone the tour," she wrote to her fans through a video that, at the time, she posted on Twitter. "I hope you can understand that this is the most important thing I have to do now. I must rest because of doctor's orders. But I have not forgotten you. I will resume the tour as soon as I can," she said in the same clip.

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Janet and Wissam secretly married in 2012 in a very simple and intimate wedding. "Our ceremony was not extravagant. We were married in a quiet, private and beautiful ceremony," she told the same publication. Both joined their lives after nearly two years of relationship, an engagement that the millionaire Al Mana confirmed in 2011. "I do not go out with Janet Jackson, she's my girlfriend, which is different. She is a woman with a lot of talent and very special, and she never ceases to amaze me."

Although this is the third marriage for the singer -she was married to René Elizondo and James DeBarge-, it is the first time that she is expecting a baby. The future mother didn’t reveal the sex of her baby, but is excited with the idea and is already preparing for the big welcome. A few weeks ago, she was seen in a baby store getting ready. Congratulations!

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