Janet Jackson Is Pregnant With Her First Child
Janet Jackson is pregnant with her and husband Wissam Al Mana's first child, E! News has learned.
The news comes about a month after the 49-year-old pop star announced she wasstopping her Unbreakable world tour because she and her husband "are planning our family." She added she had to "rest up—doctor's orders" but did not specify if she was expecting a child, if she and Al Mana were trying to conceive or if they planned on adopting.
A source told E! News Wednesday Janet is in her second trimester of pregnancy and that she and Al Mana have been working with a fertility specialist for a while.
The singer's rep has not commented. Janet's baby news was first reported by ET.
It is extremely rare for women Janet's age to become pregnant naturally. Those that do conceive typically do so via IVF, using their own eggs they had had frozen during their childbearing years, donor eggs from younger women or embryos made from donor eggs.
The baby news comes the same day as Janet's mother Katherine Jackson's 86th birthday, days before Mother's Day this Sunday and less than two weeks before the singer's own 50th birthday on May 16.