Thursday 25 May 2017

Janet Jackson (50) finally confirms she's pregnant with her first child

US singer Janet Jackson poses as she arrives to attend the 2012 amfAR's Cinema Against Aids on May 24, 2012
US singer Janet Jackson poses as she arrives to attend the 2012 amfAR's Cinema Against Aids on May 24, 2012
Janet Jackson performs after the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse on March 26, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson attend the Giorgio Armani fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Janet Jackson arrives at the 2012 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 24, 2012 in Cap D'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson attend the Giorgio Armani fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

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Janet Jackson has confirmed she is pregnant with her first child.

The 50-year-old singer first sparked rumours she might be expecting in April, when she postponed her Unbreakable World Tour to concentrate on "planning" a family with husband Wissam Al Mana.

Now Janet has officially revealed the happy news, posing for a pregnancy portrait for People magazine.

In the snap, the singer is seen standing on the beach as she cradles her growing bump while wearing a tight white dress under a beige jacket.

Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson attend the Giorgio Armani fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson attend the Giorgio Armani fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Speaking about her impending arrival, Janet told People: "We thank God for our blessing."

Janet was seen shopping for baby items in London last month, showing off what appeared to be a bump beneath her casual outfit.

Up until now she has remained quiet about the news, with, the People shoot and accompanying quote her only confirmation.

But a source close to the singer revealed she's "doing extremely well", adding to People: "She is super excited about her pregnancy. She actually feels very good about everything."

Janet Jackson performs after the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse on March 26, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
Janet Jackson performs after the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse on March 26, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Janet's sibling Jermaine Jackson previously revealed the entire family is delighted by news of the impending new addition.

"My sister Janet is my baby. She is fine but she’s having a baby," he smiled to Us Weekly. "A baby having a baby. We look at her like our little baby. And now she’s grown up and she’s having a baby. I’m proud to be an uncle and I can’t wait to see how this baby is going to look.

"She’ll be a great mother because she is very tough, very strict. I tell her, 'If you need any parenting skills or any baby skills, let me know because I’m the best diaper changer there is on this planet, still to this day'."

Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson attend the Giorgio Armani fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson attend the Giorgio Armani fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

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