Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation has officially grown. The 50-year-old singer welcomed her first child - a baby boy - with her husband Wissam Al Mana on Tuesday 3rd January.
A rep for Michael Jackson's sister confirmed the news to HELLO! in a statement. "Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world," it read. "Janet had a stress-free, healthy delivery and is resting comfortably."
Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana have welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Eissa Al Mana
The Escapade singer secretly tied the knot with her third husband, Wissam, 42, in 2012, though she did not confirm their marriage until 2013.
Janet's pregnancy news was revealed two weeks shy of her 50th birthday last May. In early April, the star recorded a video message for her fans announcing that she would be delaying the second leg of her Unbreakable World Tour in order to start a family.
News of Janet's pregnancy was revealed just a few weeks before her 50th birthday
"We're in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change," she told fans in the clip. "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."
The Grammy-winning artist had previously spoken out about having children. Back in 2009, Janet told Harpers Bazaar. "Sure, I'd adopt. And I think that if I'm really supposed to have kids, it will happen, if that's God's plan for me."