She is in the throes of a split from husband Wissam Al Mana, but Janet Jackson looked happier than ever as she emerged for the first time with her baby boy Eissa.
The singer, 50, who gave birth to her first child three months ago, beamed with pride as she strolled around a London park on Wednesday.
She gazed adoringly at her baby boy as she pushed him in a high end Stokke pram accompanied by a female companion.
She was dressed in an all-black tracksuit and matching sneakers.
The Rhythm Nation star separated from her Qatari billionaire husband of five years earlier this month.
Sources now claim that cultural differences took a toll on their relationship.
‘Wissam wanted a wife who stuck more with the Muslim traditions,’ a source told Us Weekly.
‘She felt like she couldn’t be herself anymore,’ shared the insider. ‘She couldn’t settle down and be what he wanted her to be. Janet wanted more freedom.’
The source added: ‘Janet felt hidden away from her family. She missed them.’
Since the news of her marriage split, Janet has been seen a couple of times in London after being somewhat out of the limelight during her marriage.
‘It’s really unusual to see her out of the house because she hardly seems to venture out at all,’ a source told People Wednesday.
‘Apart from a few people, she hasn’t really had any visitors,’ the source added. ‘After the baby was born, Wissam was at the house all the time, but in the past month, he’s barely been there at all.’
However, on Tuesday Wissam was seen arriving, along with his entourage, at the townhouse he shared with the star.
He delivered two huge bags of toys, as well as a number of balloons, before leaving the mansion with a bag and a suitcase and being driven away in a chauffeured car.
The sister of the late Michael Jackson wed Al Mana, reputed to be worth more than $100 million, in 2012 and their son was born on January 3.
It’s been reported that the couple’s pre-nuptial agreement stated that a substantial financial payout would only be payable if the marriage lasted five years.
Since it’s believed that they wed in early 2012, Janet cold now be entitled to a substantial chunk of Al Mana’s fortune.
anet Jackson has given birth to a baby boy, ACCORDING to People magazine.
The pop superstar and her husband, Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child, named Eissa, on Wednesday.
“Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting COMFORTABLY,” a rep for the singer, 50, told People.
Jackson’s representatives did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment on this story.
In April, Jackson announced that she was postponing her tour amid speculation that she was pregnant.
“I thought it was IMPORTANT that you be the first to know,” she said in a video circulated to fans via social media. “My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour.”
Jackson then went under the radar, though she was spotted SHOPPING in September and appeared to be pregnant in photos published by “Entertainment Tonight.”
The singer publicly confirmed the she was expecting in an interview with People in October.
“We THANK God for our blessing,” she told the publication.
Jackson married Qatari businessman Al Mana in 2012.
Janet Jackson’s longtime producer Jimmy Jam is putting his bid in early for a very important position in her first child’s life: Godfather. HipHollywood caught up with the hit-making producer, and found out that Jackson hasn’t discussed it with him yet, but he certainly wants the job.
“I don’t know yet, I’m going to put in my application,” said Jimmy while on the carpet for the HollyRod Foundation’s 18th Annual DesignCare Gala. “I’m definitely Uncle Juices. She calls me Juices, so I’m Uncle Juices, no matter what.”
Good thing for Jimmy, who, along with Terry Lewis, produced several of Jackson’s platinum albums, and Janet is actually Godmother to his oldest son. “So, maybe a little exchange or something,” he joked. “We will see.”
Jimmy also updated us on how Jackson is handling her first pregnancy. “She’s wonderful. I talked to her yesterday. She’s doing absolutely wonderful, and is happy.”
Back in May, Jackson announced that she would have to postpone the second leg of her “Unbreakable Tour” because she was pregnant with her first child. Her brother Tito Jackson recently cleared rumors that she was using a surrogate, telling Anderson Cooper, “She’s taking it easy … protecting her health.”
Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first child, just weeks before her 50th birthday, Entertainment Tonight reported Wednesday. The news comes a month after Jackson announced she would postpone her tour to “focus on her family” with husband Wissam Al Mana.
Jackson’s initial postponement in early April–in which she said she was under doctor’s orders to rest–led fans to worry that she was dealing with something scarier, such as cancer. Clearly, this news is much better to hear. There’s been no official word yet from the Jackson camp on the pregnancy, but that shouldn’t stop us from picking out baby names should it?
Janet left us a message on facebook, Please read below. TO see the actually message please go to facebook.com/JanetJackson
Janet we the fans and staff here at janet-fan.com are praying for you and your family. You have made such a huge impact on our lives. Take care of yourself and know that we the fans got you in prayers. God’s got you sweet heart. We love you so much. Stay strong beautiful! Love always, Laura Jackson (yes we share the same last name lol.)
Hey you guys… Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon. It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring. Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced. Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time. There will be no further comment. I love you all so much and am ever grateful for your understanding and your love. Gon’ b alright.