Janet Jackson is reportedly pregnant with her first child at 49.
Janet‚ who will turn 50 years-old on May 16‚ shocked fans on April when she announced that she would be taking a break from her Unstoppable world tour to focus on building a family with her husband Wissam Al Mana.
In a video statement published on her website last month, Jackson said: “My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour. Please, if you can try and understand that it’s important that I do this now.”
“I have to rest up – doctor’s orders – but I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can.”
The announcement raised speculation that the star may be pregnant with her first child and the rumours were confirmed by both ET Entertainment and E! News on Wednesday, May 4.
According to E! News sources‚ Janet is in her second trimester of pregnancy.
Despite it being quite uncommon for woman near the age of 50 to fall pregnant‚ a source told E! Entertainment that Janet and her husband have been working with a fertility specialist for some time in hope of starting a family.
The couple‚ who secretly wed in 2012 – Janet’s third marriage –‚ have both refused to comment on the latest reports.
Janet made no secret of her desire to have a child and admitted in 2008 that she might have to adopt.