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Congratulations and don’t forget to send baby gifts and well wishes to Janet Jackson, 50, and her husband, Wissam Al Mana, 42! The singer’s rep told People magazine today that the couple are, “Thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world. Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably.”
No word yet on how much Eissa weighs or where he was delivered.
Last April, Jackson announced to the world via Twitter that she was going to postpone the rest of her Unbreakable World Tour. In her video release to her fans, Jackson stated, "I wanted you to be the first to know. My husband and I are planning our family, so I'm going to have to delay the tour. Please, if you can, try to understand that it is 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.”
The following month it was confirmed that Jackson was pregnant, just shy of her 50th birthday. While she laid low throughout most of her pregnancy, the singer shared a photo of her baby bump with People magazine in October.
Jackson married her husband, a businessman from Qatar, in 2012. As a couple, they have kept a low profile, with Jackson rarely posting photos of them on her Instagram account.
With the release of “Unbreakable” in 2015, Jackson became the third artist in history to have a number one album in consecutive decades, according to Billboard. Among female artists, Jackson ranks third behind Barbra Streisand and Madonna in the category of number one albums.