Pop star Janet Jackson on Tuesday gave birth to her first child, a boy, at the age of 50, says her publicist.
The singer’s representative said in a statement that “Jackson and husband, Wissam Al Mana, are thrilled to welcome their new son, Eissa Al Mana, into the world.
“Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably.”
Jackson and her husband, Qatari businessman Al Mana, got married in 2012, and the singer postponed her “Unbreakable’’ world tour in April to enable her to focus on starting a family.
In October, she showed off her baby bump in an exclusive photo for the People Magazine.
Jackson, the fiercely private youngest child of the famed Jackson singing family did not
give any details of the pregnancy or where the baby was born.
She had two previous marriages: a year-long union with soul singer, James DeBarge, in the mid 1980s, and to dancer Rene Elizondo Jr from 1991-2000.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Jackson was awarded the “Ultimate Icon Award’’ during the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California.