Congratulations To New Mother Janet Jackson

BY Samantha Hamilton Rushforth / Jan 4 2017 / 20:33 PM

The former Bazaar cover star welcomes a son

Congratulations To New Mother Janet Jackson
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Congratulations to first-time mother Janet Jackson, who has just welcomed a son with her Qatari husband, Wissam Al Mana. The singer, who graced the Harper's Bazaar Arabia November 2011 cover, released a statement on the birth via a representative to People magazine, "Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world. Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably."
 
Announcing on Twitter last April that she would be postponing her Unbreakable world tour in order to concentrate on starting a family with Al Mana, 42, the 50-year-old star has been very quiet about her pregnancy thus far. Last seen shopping for children's supplies in London in October, the only communication she has had with fans has been via her personal Twitter, where she stated: "Hey you guys...It's been awhile.. but I'm still listening.. I feel your love and prayers.. Thank you.. and I'm doing well.. Al Hamdu lillah." 
Known for being notoriously private when it comes to her personal life, Janet only revealed she had wed her hsuband, whom she met in Dubai in 2010, a year after their nuptials. Although she only confirmed the pregnancy in October, her brother Toti accidentaly revealed the couple's happy news in a radio interview in June 2016, confirming she was taking time off to 'look after her health.'