Janet Jackson welcomes her first child: Find out the baby boy's name

Janet Jackson’s rhythm nation has officially grown. The 50-year-old singer welcomed her first child — a boy — with her husband Wissam Al Mana on Tuesday, January 3.

A rep for Michael Jackson’s sister confirmed the news to HELLO! in a statement. “Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world,” the statement said. “Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably.”

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The Escapade singer secretly tied the knot to her third husband, Wissam, 42, in 2012, though she did not confirm their marriage until 2013.

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Janet’s pregnancy news was revealed two weeks shy of her 50th birthday last May. In early April, Janet recorded a video message for her fans announcing that she would be delaying the second leg of her Unbreakable World Tour to begin a family.

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“We’re in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change,” she told fans in the clip. “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.”

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The Grammy-winning artist had previously spoken out about having children. Back in 2009, Janet told Harpers Bazaar, "Sure, I’d adopt. And I think that if I’m really supposed to have kids, it will happen, if that’s God’s plan for me.”

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