Janet Jackson Shares First Photo of Son, Essiam

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Three months after welcoming her first child, Janet Jackson took to social media to share a first pic of her son, Eissa.

“My baby and me after nap time,” Jackson captioned a photo of herself snuggling her infant as he yawns.


There is wide speculation that she and her billionaire husband, Wissam Al Mana, have split.

Those reports are unconfirmed, however.

Her mom, Katherine Jackson, came to stay with her and the family shortly after Essia was born in January. Janet was spotted out recently pushing Essia in a pram during a walk outside.

Janet upset some fans when she postponed her the rod tour indefinitely to start her family.

Gorgeous baby!

First Post-Birth Janet Jackson Sighting; She Introducing mom Katherine to Newborn Son Eissa

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Janet Jackson presented her baby to her mom Katherine Jackson for the first time, recently, according to public reports.

Janet and hubby Wissam Al Mana welcomed their firstborn son, Eissa Al Mana, Jan. 3 in London. “Janet had a stress free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably,” her rep said at the time. Three weeks later, the 50-year-old “Rhythm Nation” singer was photographed for the first time since becoming a mother while shopping at the children’s clothing boutique Blue Almonds, E! News reports, also stating:


The famously private singer has maintained a low profile ever since that shopping trip. But, on Tuesday, she resurfaced at a flower shop in North London.

“A store manager helped to carry Janet‘s purchase to the waiting chauffeured vehicle outside the store,” a source tells E! News exclusively. Additionally, the new mom looked “happy and healthy” as she smelled the blooms.

The rare public outing came a day after her 86-year-old mother, Katherine Jackson, and her 66-year-old sister, Rebbie Jackson, visited her home. “It seems like her family is staying close to help and support Janet,” a source says. Katherine and Rebbie left Janet‘s home after four hours.

Wissam, meanwhile, has not been photographed since Eissa’s arrival.

 

Last Spring, the 50-year old pop star announced she was also delaying her Unbreakable World Tour.

She and her Qatari billionaire businessman husband first met in 2010 and secretly tied the knot in 2012.

He works for The Al Mana Group, which was founded by his father, Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana. It is now owned Wissam and his brothers Hisham and Kamal.

The tycoon, who has an estimated worth of $1billion, is the executive director of the group, which runs Harvey Nichols, Zara and Mango stores in the Middle East and also counts designer brands such as Hermes and Alexander McQueen among its portfolio.

Janet Jackson Welcomes First Child, Son, Eissa Al Mana

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Congratulations to Janet Jackson who gave birth to her first child, a son, today, Tuesday, January 3, a rep told PEOPLE magazine.

This is the first baby for Jackson and her husband since 2012, Qatari business tycoon Wissam al Mana. The couple have decided to name him Eissa al Mana.  Her rep


The couple kept the pregnancy pretty private throughout, though they were spotted out and about in the UK doing some baby shopping, and a spokesperson later revealed that the pop icon was excited about become a mom.

This summer, the “Design of the Decade” singer announced to fans via social media that she had plans to put off her “Unbreakable” tour to focus on carrying her child, which at age 50, would require care, as can be imagined.

Despite persistent rumors that she and ex husband James DeBarge had a child during their marriage, the evidence, as we reported on the blog late last year, does not support any of the theories, or speculation that their would-be child was raised by a sibling.

Congrats to the happy couple and the new arrival. Welcome to the world, Eissa!

What Janet Jackson Tweeted to Her Fans Today

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After a long silence, mom-to-be Janet Jackson has reached out to her fans in a tweet.

Trying to assure them that she is okay, the pop icon tweeted, “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.” (which means “Praise be to God” in Arabic)


It was her first communication since announcing in April this year via Facebook that she planned to postpone her world tour to focus on growing a family.


This is the first child for Jane and husband, Billionaire Qatar developer Wissam Al Mana.

Good to know all is well, Ms. Jackson! Thanks for keeping us updated! We’re keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as well!

Spotted: Janet Jackson in an Adidas Poncho but websites are calling it ‘Full Islamic dress’

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Janet Jackson was spotted out and about baby wardrobe shopping with her husband Wissam Al Manna wearing a hooded Y-3 Adidas Poncho sweater but a bunch of news outlets like Daily Mail, the UK Mirror and others are calling it full Islamic dress.

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However, to be fair,  it is quite true that Jackson converted to Islam after marrying Al Manna, a Qatar billionaire, in 2012, and she has been seen often wearing a hijab. Also, before postponing her “Unbreakable” tour, she dressed fully covered up while performing.

Therefore, the choice of this poncho is fitting with traditional and conservative Islamic dress.

The singer is expecting her first child and took a stroll out with her husband after grabbing lunch and a health food restaurant in London last week.

 

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Janet Jackson Confirms Pregnancy in PEOPLE 

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Janet Jackson has confirmed that she is pregnant at the age of 50, posing for a photograph showing off her baby bump.

The singer married Wissam al Mana, a Qatari billionaire businessman, in 2012, and the couple live in Dubai.


In April this year, she announced that she was taking a break from her tour to start “planning our family” and “rest up.”

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She had not confirmed pregnancy rumors, however, until the publication of PEOPLE magazine on Wednesday.

The magazine carried an exclusive photograph of a smiling Jackson with her hand on her stomach.
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Janet Jackson Couldn’t Escape Pregnancy Without Papps Putting her on Blast

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Janet Jackson was trying her darndest to lay low and off the public radar as she incubated her first child with husband Wissam Al Mana but nope, she couldn’t escape the prying eyes of the camera as successfully as other celebs who had stealth pregnancies have been able to. (See Lauren London, Dido, Laura Finney, or any of these)

Entertainment Tonight has photos of the pop star emerging from a children’s furniture store called Back In Action in London. In the photos, the “Design of a Decade” album singer is seen emerging from the store after a 45-minute visit with some bags in hands wearing dark sweatpants, a black sweater with matching scarf and headband.

Her bodygard, assistant and two other people make up her entourage and she even smiled a little at the cameras as she entered into the car. Staff greeted her at the door, seated at her at a table and went over some merchandise, including a pram she took interest in, ET reported.

Although she has never spoken about the pregnancy before, her brother confirmed she was carrying the baby and not using a surrogate as many suspected (and still do) and her sister said LaToya Jackson told ET earlier this month that Janet is,”resting” and “doing fabulous.”

The last round of media reports had to do with speculation that her baby was in danger due to the “Unbreakable” singer’s advanced maternal age, 50. But we know that bedrest for high risk pregnancies is common and not any piece of BIG NEWS!

Baby is believed to be due in November. This is her first child and her husband’s as well. There is a long existing rumor that she had a child within her very short marriage to singer James Debarge years ago and that the baby, a girl, was raised by one of her brothers as his own. There is nothing to substantiate those wild claims, however.

Jackson announced this past April plans to postpone her world tour to start a family.

“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 explained in a video posted to Twitter on April 6. “Please, if you could try and understand that it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor’s orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can.”

Godspeed for a healthy remaining pregnancy, labor and delivery, Janet! We’re pulling for you, ma!

Found: Mom-to-be Janet Jackson is Summering Here While Expecting

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Veteran pop star Janet Jackson took a break from her “Unbreakable” tour as she prepares to deliver her first child at age 50 with her billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana. She’s been unseen in the public, mainly, but HollywoodLife.com‘s snoops found her.

The couple are right here stateside in Cali.


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“Janet and her husband Wissam Al Mana, have been summering in a luxurious Malibu beachside rental,” an insider revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “The fabulous four bedroom, three bath estate boasts 4,000 square feet of space and has been newly renovated.”

The source revealed “at only $150,000.00 a month, the place is a bargain!”

Alright now, Janet!

Given the fact she is having a very high risk pregnancy, as her brother Tito Jackson revealed, it is important that she relaxes and takes it easy and I imagine that a luxe beach side rental is THE best place to get some R&R.

Janet Jackson is Planning a Family; Not all World Tour Fans Happy with the News

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Janet Jackson is starting her family and the news is not sitting too well with all of her fans.

This morning, on her Twitter account and Facebook accounts, she announced to them that she will be halting the second leg of the tour to support her 11th album, “Unbreakable”, to “plan” a family.


 

“We’re in the second leg of the tour, and there actually has been a sudden change. I thought it was important that you be the first to know,” she said. “My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour.”

Not all replied to the news with joy and congratulations. Some expressed disappointment because it has been over a decade since the youngest of the popular musical Jackson family released an album or went on tour. She had previously delayed to start of the Summer 2015 when her dad was temporarily ill and then delayed it again, mid-tour, when she was advised to have surgery last December 2015.

One commenter on her Facebook version of the announcement wrote: “Why plan a tour for a specific year and for specific dates if you know you were wanting to start a family? Congratulations to you and your husband and I send my best wishes to you both but I still think it’s extremely unfair that us UK fans missed out on seeing you and it’s obvious those dates won’t be rescheduled as we got our money back. It’s not really fair is it?”

Another wrote: “Starting a family the same year you come out with a new album after 7 years of silence. Great choice. I wish you all the best in your life but your credibility has gone honey. You sound like a robot btw. I have a feeling your husband is owning you, really hope i’m wrong. So long.”

Jackson plead for understanding in her video.

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“Please, if you can, try to understand that it’s important that I do this now,” she continued. “I have to rest up; doctor’s orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can.”

Jackson turns 50 this May. At that advanced age, Jackson’s doctor is correct to recommend she rest up. This is the case whether it is to ease the chances of her becoming pregnant, if she is undergoing IVF (in vitro fertilization) or other treatment to conceive herself or avoid a miscarriage or other complications, if she is already pregnant.

She did not confirm whether she is actually preggers on the video.

Many other fans supported her decision and admonished those who were not as supportive.

“Congratulations Janet!!! A baby any fan who can’t understand that isn’t worth having. I’ve been a fan sinve I was a little girl and i love the idea of Janet Jackson having a legacy not only in music and entertainment but life for you i hope you allow us to enjoy this miracle with you. Love always and forever #RhythmNation #JanetJacksonlegacy” a respondent commented.

Jackson is married to Arab fashion tycoon Wissam Al Mana. This is her third marriage. She was married very briefly to James DeBarge in her early 20s and for a longer period of time to Rene Eizondo. Neither of those marriages produced any children.

Before this third delay, the tour, Pollster listed i among one of the top 20 highest-earning tours, BBC notes.

Unlike previous tours where the platinum selling singer wears and arrangement of sexy and revealing clothing, she has performed fully covered during this tour as her husband is from a Muslim country where modesty is mandatory for women.

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Jackson last played at the Dubai World Cup on 26 March.

We support all pregnancies and love babies at Bellyitch and so we are wishing her nothing but success and health in this new journey to motherhood!

Congrats, Janet!

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