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Janet Jackson Spotted Out And About with Son, Essia

Janet Jackson was spotted out and about with her son Essia in London this week. A fan account posted a few paparazzi photos of the 51-year old new mom and her tot. You can see them THERE until they will eventually be pulled down.

Jackson and her ex Billionaire Wissam Al Mana welcomed their child back in January 2017.

Today, tickets for Jackson’s Las Vegas, Nevada regency at Park MGM went on sale.

The 15-concerts series is called Janet Jackson: Metamorphisis and will run May thru August.

Pregnant at Age 40: An Introspective Exploration Through Pop Culture

VOGUE takes an in depth introspective look at an author’s journey through pregnancy over 40 in a recent feature:

Childbearing is a fraught topic at any point during a woman’s life, but rarely is it more so than during the run-up to the fifth decade, when conventional wisdom—if not science—suggests a golden door slamming shut. It’s an inflection point of which Sheila Heti’s forthcoming book, due out in May, is the latest, but certainly not the only, investigation: As her narrator grapples with her own ambivalence, so, too, does a generation that came of age with a sense that possibilities will always be infinite. Women who accept that they might not reproduce, or decide not to, wonder if they should feel differently; those who desire children and don’t yet have them sometimes slip into a panic, as if a single birthday might be the hinge on which a fulfilling life pivots. Being a pregnant 40-year-old, as the women depicted here are (or just were), might not be all that different than being pregnant at any other age, but it tends to elicit fascination, or relief, in one’s contemporaries; I know because I was recently one myself.

Is it really such a big deal, though? Popular culture serves up outliers, like Janet Jackson and now Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth, who is pregnant with her second child at 49 (she had her first at 47) and recently revealed in an interview that her fertility doctor told her “50 is the new 40.” But popular culture is also responsible for the ticking-time-bomb neuroses of Bridget Jones and Charlotte York—the widespread perception, in the words of Naomi Watts’s childless 40-something in the Noah Baumbach comedy While We’re Young, that “after 35, it’s a shit show.”

The reality is that for a majority of women, it’s not. Many common impediments to fertility have nothing to do with a woman’s age; some, such as the widely reported decline in sperm counts, have nothing to do with a woman at all. In truth, the cliff isn’t usually 35, or even necessarily 40; it’s probably closer, on average, to 44 or so, though donor eggs can stretch those numbers further, and everyone is different.

In fact, the 40-to-44 and 45-to-49 age brackets are the ones in which U.S. birth rates—despite record lows overall—are rising fastest. This phenomenon is particularly easy to observe in cities like New York and Los Angeles, where career and coupling are competitive sports, and where my own obstetrician reassured me, during my first ultrasound last year at age 39, that more than half his patients were older than I was. “My college roommate is due one day before me; I’ve found quite a few other people my age are having kids within months of me,” says Amber Feld, a 40-year-old Los Angeles publicist expecting her first baby in April. “I was really surprised. I thought I might be the last, but I don’t think I will be even close to last.”

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New Study Blames Older Celeb Moms For Fueling Misconceptions About Fertility Later in Life

We’ve discussed this before, how celebrity women over 40 who have babies but do not disclose their fertility journey contribute to a common misconception among older average women. A lot who want to start a family but have been putting it off because of their career, not yet ready or not in a committed monogamous relationship or marriage see these older celebs popping out kids and assume it will be easy for them too.

A new piece in the Sun laments on how celebs that have children later in life to get pregnant are fueling misconceptions about the chances of becoming pregnant later in life.

The piece points out recent work by researchers at New York University  who found that more than half of celebrity pregnancies and births mentioned in the likes of Cosmopolitan, People Magazine and US Weekly were over the age of 35.

The findings were presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) congress in Texas.

ASRM president Dr Richard Paulson said: “A reluctance to show challenges is misinformation and can affect decisions.”

While Mariah Carey, Nicole Kidman and others have been quite open, some like Janet Jackson and Halle Berry who had pregnancies in their very late 40s have not.

A February Time.com article addressed how older women should be more open about their fertility.

“The likelihood of a healthy live birth without fertility treatments at age 50 is less than one in a million,” Eve Feinberg writes. “There are limits, however, to what technology can accomplish. IVF cannot completely overcome age related infertility. To date, the oldest woman to be successful with IVF using her own current eggs is 46 years old. Women who conceive with IVF beyond age 46 are either using their own eggs that were frozen at a younger age or, more likely, donor eggs.

Donor eggs are a game changer: the success is tied to the age of the age of the woman donating the egg, not the age of the woman who receives the egg. The average woman donating eggs is under 30 and national success rates are upwards of 50 percent per attempt.”

The research blames the media that reports on pregnancies of older celeb moms for not balancing their coverage with information about fertility.

Present company excluded, of course, right? (smile)

We have a running tally of over 40 celebs who gave birth over 40, but this blog frequently posts articles, news pieces and opinion features warning about the dangers of relying on celebrities to guide your family planning decisions and choices and about the challenges of getting pregnant starting in the 30s.

Celeb Mom Dancers Reunited: Janet Jackson and her Protégées Ciara and Jenna Dewan Tatum

Janet Jackson has been reuniting with old dancer pals including two of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums Ciara and Jenna Dewan Tatum. 

Yesterday, the music icon and Body Party singer Ciara hit Disneyland with their sons Future Zahir Wilburn and  Eissa Al Mana the day after Jackson brought the house down in LA during her “State of The World ” Tour

“Love You @JanetJackson #FunTimes,” Ciara  captioned an usie in Mickey Mouse  ears.

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Love You @JanetJackson❤️ #FunTimes

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On the last day of the LA leg of the tour, Dream-Tatum joined the new mom on stage for a reunion.

Dewan-Tatum said she got her chance as a dancer at age 19 because of Miss Jackson.

“I kind of owe everything to Janet—my entire life,” the World of Dance host recalled on an episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen!  “She was my dream job, my first big dance job. Because of her I met certain people who then led me to others, then led me to acting, then led me to here…All roads lead back to Janet!”

The actress shared some of the reunion moments.

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Janet Jackson’s Back! Visits Houston Shelters Ahead of New Tour Concert There

Approximately 8 months after giving birth to her first child at age 50, Janet Jackson is back in action! A newly refreshed and insanely svelte and trim Jackson kicked off her new “State of the World” tour in Lafayette, Louisiana at the Cajundome last night on September 7.

She reportedly has lost 50 lbs ,  and we assume all those dance rehearsals for the tour helped a lot! (WARNING: Do Not Try this at Home)

May your day be as snatched as Janet Jackson’s post baby body. #janetjackson

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There had been rumors that she would skip the next stop on the tour, Houston Texas, this Saturday, September 9, but she announced in a social media message to fans that  not only will she be honoring her commitment to the fans at that Hurricane-ravaged city but planned to go earlier to visit some of the” shelters and do something special for victims,” she said in a video posted on her tour organizer, Live Nation’s Twitter account! That’s our girl!



She also opened her tour by denouncing White Supremacy and domestic terrorism. WATCH:

 

Report: Janet Jackson Dropped 50lbs Since Giving Birth, Ready to Tour

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Janet Jackson is making incredible progress when it comes to shedding the baby weight.

The 51-year-old superstar has already lost 50 pounds since giving birth in January in preparation for her upcoming tour, a source close to the Jackson family tells ET.

And Jackson hasn’t been taking any shortcuts. The new mom has been “training, dieting and eating clean,” to achieve the results, our source says. Jackson’s first tour stop is on Sept. 7 in Lafayette, Louisiana

“Her pregnancy and having a healthy baby were her top priority, so when she canceled her last tour, she knew that she would be making it up to all of her fans once she got on the road again,” the source shares.

As of now, Jackson has no plans to relocate from London back to the Unites States, the source adds. The “Rhythm Nation” singer has been living in London — where her estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana, is based — since before the birth of their son, Eissa. Jackson and Al Mana split three months after Eissa’s birth.

“She’ll call London home,” the source says. “She’s adjusted to life in London and co-parenting with her estranged husband.”

Not surprisingly, Jackson is “heartbroken” over the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.

“She and her brother, Randy, watched the [One Love Manchester] concert,” the source says. “Her heart goes out to all the victims.”

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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 is Not the Oldest Celebrity to Have Given Birth Recently

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When Janet Jackson welcomed her son Essia this past Tuesday, January 3rd, she did not become the celebrity to have given birth at the oldest age. Jackson welcomed her newborn with husband Wissam Al Mana , an entire 4 months and 13 days before her 51st birthday which will be on May 16.

Singer Sophie B. Hawkins, best known for her hit “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover,” gave birth to her second child, daughter Esther Ballantine Hawkins, on July  7, 2015. She only had 3 months and 25 days to go before she turned 51 on November 1. In other words, Janet was 50 and 8 months old and Hawkins was 50 years and 9 months old when they each gave birth.

But who’s counting!?

Other celebrity women to give birth close to age 50 include Beverly D’Angelo who welcomed twins Anton and Olivia Pacino with Al Pacino at age 49. Actress Laura Linney was also 49 when she welcomed her son Bennett Armistead with Marc Schauer in January 2014.

After losing their 16-year-old son Jet in 2009, John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston tried for a third child. They were successful even though Preston would be 48 years old when they welcomed a baby boy, Benjamin, in November 2010.  Geena Davis was also 48 when she too gave birth to twins, sons Kian William and Kaiis Steven, in May 2004. She had her daughter Alizeh Keshvar at age 46.

Finally, Halle Berry said she was not expecting to get pregnant again when she got pregnant with her son Maceo with then-husband Olivier Martinez. She welcomed him in October 2013 when she was 47-years old.

 

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!