Any other time, a happily married pop star being pregnant would be cause for celebration. But what if the music legend is two weeks shy of turning 50?
So it goes with Janet Jackson, whose first-bun-in-the-oven was confirmed Wednesday by ET online:
“The baby news comes after the 49-year-old singer — who will turn 50 on May 16 — announced last month that she will be postponing her tour to start a family with husband Wissam Al Mana. ‘We’re in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change,’ Jackson explained in a video posted to Twitter on April 6. ‘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.'”
In 2008, ET said, it spoke with Jackson about whether she and her then-boyfriend, Jermaine Dupri, would be open to having kids.
“I would love to have children of our own, but we also would love to adopt,” she said. “So we’ll see what happens. It’ll happen someday.”
Someday is now, and freelance ob-gyns were out in force.
JANET JACKSON IS PREGNANT AT 49, THIS IS THE REAL ISSUE
— Sadie (@SadieTierra) May 5, 2016
Janet jackson being pregnant 2 weeks shy of 50. ? So late in life
— sports lovin Melissa (@steelchick35) May 5, 2016
Not sure what’s more shocking,Janet Jackson being pregnant 2 weeks b4 turning 50,or that Janet Jackson’s turning 50! https://t.co/EkNWP7S4LT
— JasonWakeUpCall1079 (@JasonWakeUpCall) May 4, 2016
Janet Jackson is pregnant at 49. Which is inspiring. It’s never too late to ruin your life. (Emoji smiley face)
— Kevin Flood (@FLOOKLYN) May 5, 2016
Janet Jackson is pregnant. When she starts breastfeeding, EVERY day will be like a Super Bowl halftime show!
— Alison Zeidman (@alisonlzeidman) May 4, 2016
Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first child! Congrats ? pic.twitter.com/L8Tpjen68c
— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTAR) May 4, 2016