October 12, 2016


Janet Jackson Officially Confirms Pregnancy 'Blessing': See the Photo

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Johnny Nunez/BET/Getty Images for BET

Congratulations to Janet Jackson, who has officially announced that she is pregnant with her first child. The pop icon confirmed the news to PEOPLE, who shared Janet's ever-growing baby bump. "We thank God for our blessing,” the artist told the magazine.

The news that Janet and her husband Wissam Al Mana were expecting was first reported in May. The singer revealed to fans that she was postponing her Unbreakable World Tour in order to begin their new family. "We’re in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change,” the 50-year-old said in a Twitter announcement. “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.”

Big brother Jermaine Jackson previously shared his thoughts on his sister being pregnant. “My sister Janet is my baby. She is fine but she’s having a baby. A baby having a baby. We look at her like our little baby and now she’s grown and having a baby,” Jermaine told reporters back in May. We couldn't have said it better.

Below, watch Evanescence's Amy Lee reveal her guilty pop pleasures that includes a Janet Jackson classic: