Janet Jackson has confirmed that she’s expecting her first baby, and she’s feeling great.
The singer exclusively confirmed to People that she’s pregnant and shared photos of her baby bump. “We thank God for our blessing,” she said.
This will be the first child for the 50-year-old singer, who’s married to Qatari business magnate, Wissam Al Mana.
The magazine shared a photo of Jackson, dressed in all white, sporting her baby bump.
After Jackson announced in April she was postponing her Unbreakable World Tour in May to focus on “planning” a family with her husband, rumours began to circulate about the Son of a Gun singer possibly being pregnant.
“I thought it was important that you be the first to know,” she said in a Twitter video at the time. “My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour.”
Jackson has kept a low profile over the last few months.
“She is super excited about her pregnancy and is doing extremely well,” a source close to the Jackson family told People. “She actually feels very good about everything.”
Jackson’s not the only entertainer to give birth later in life, and the Grammy winner is in good company with many women who have welcomed children after the big 4-0.
Singer Gwen Stefani was 44 years old when she welcomed Apollo Bowie Flynn in 2014. She already had her two older sons, Kingston and Zuma, with her former husband Gavin Rossdale. Stefani referred to Apollo’s birth as a surprise “miracle” in 2015 with InStyle.
“I was trying at the time to do more music with No Doubt. Then I got pregnant, and I was like, ‘OK, well what am I going to do now? I need to make some changes,” she said. “There’s only so much energy.”
Grammy winner Mariah Carey gave birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe at 42 years old in 2011. “Those are my two babies,” Carey shared about not wanting more children to The Lowdown’s Diana Madison earlier this year. “I think they would be so jealous because they get upset when I pet the dog.”
Fashion designer Rachel Zoe was 42 when she announced she was expecting her second child with husband Rodger Berman.