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!