Janet Jackson is doing well and enjoying her first pregnancy.
The 50-year-old singer’s brother Tito Jackson revealed as much in an interview with Radio Andy following word that Janet and husband Wissam Al Mana are expecting their first child.
“Janet is very well pregnant,” Tito told host Andy Cohen. “She’s doing very well. She’s taking it easy. As you know, she’s off tour. She’s protecting her health.”
“I couldn’t tell you [when she’s due], but I know she’s hoping for a healthy baby,” he added. “She doesn’t know what she’s going to have — a boy or a girl — but she just wants a healthy baby.”
News of Janet’s pregnancy broke in May, a month after she announced she will delay the European leg of her Unbreakable world tour. The singer had said at the time that she Al Mana were planning a family.
“We’re in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change,” Janet told fans in April. “I thought it was important that you be the first to know.”
“My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour,” she revealed. “Please, if you can try to understand that it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor’s orders.”
Jackson and Al Mana, a 41-year-old Qatari businessman, married in 2012. The singer last released Unbreakable in October, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and includes the singles “No Sleeep” and “Dammn Baby.”
By Annie Martin