Janet Jackson Gives Birth to Her First Child

Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child, a son named Eissa Al Mana, on Tuesday (Jan. 3).

“Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world,” a rep for the singer, 50, says in a statement.  “Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably.”

The singer has been keeping a low profile during her pregnancy but did resurface on social media in November to reassure fans.

She said: ‘Hey you guys.. It’s been awhile.. but I’m still listening.. I feel your love and prayers.. Thank you.. and I’m doing well.’

But in a rare statement to People, the singer shared with fans, "We thank God for our blessing" while confirming the pregnancy news.

Jackson and Al Mana wed in 2012. This is the couple’s first child.

-Devashree Goenka