Singer Janet Jackson on Tuesday, January 3, 2016 gave birth to her first child, a baby boy at the age of 50, her publicist has confirmed.
A statement said the musician and her Qatari businessman husband, Wissam Al Mana, were “thrilled” to welcome the infant, Eissa Al Mana.
“Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably,” the publicist added.
Speculation about her pregnancy surfaced last April when she postponed her Unbreakable tour.
What you need to know about Janet Jackson
Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on 16 May 1966 in Gary, Indiana as the youngest of nine children and sister of late pop icon Michael Jackson.
She released her first album, Janet Jackson, in 1982 and has a total of 11 albums with the most recent, Unbreakable, released in 2015.
Janet is a seven-time Grammy award winner.
She began her career with the family’s reality TV series The Jacksons in 1976 and has since appeared in several movies such as Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married.
The singer married her third husband, Qatari billionaire Wissam al-Mana, in 2012
Her two previous marriages were a year-long union with soul singer James DeBarge in the mid-1980s, and to dancer Rene Elizondo Jr from 1991-2000