Janet Jackson is reportedly pregnant with her first child just weeks shy of turning 50 years old.
An E! News source said Wednesday
that Jackson is in her second trimester and that she and Al Mana had been seeing a fertility specialist.
The top-selling singer and sister of Michael Jackson recently announced that she was halting her "Unbreakable" world tour because she and husband Wissam Al Mana were planning a family.
"We're in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change," Jackson said in a video posted to Twitter on April 6, noted "Entertainment Tonight."
"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."
"She stopped short of saying she was pregnant at the time, but it was clear the 'sudden change' had to be something that big for her to scrap the long-planned tour," TMZ commented
"It's unclear how far along she is, but if you assume she's at least three months pregnant – it'll probably be summer 2017 before Janet and her fans are ... Together Again."
Jackson, who turns 50 on May 16, and Al Mana, 41, a billionaire businessman from Qatar, were married in 2012. Al Mani manages 55 Middle Eastern companies that cover fashion, media, engineering, and real estate, according to People magazine
"I spend time with my wife. It's a luxury," Al Mana told Entrepreneur magazine in 2014. "We love travelling. ... We love going to nice, exotic places far away from the world and from prying eyes. Over time, like anything in life, you find ways to master it and you learn how to do that."
Shahin Ghadir, a certified doctor in obstetrics and gynecology, told Us Weekly
that Jackson likely used a donor egg, because the average age of menopause in the U.S. is 51.
"The chance of pregnancy spontaneously or with IVF at the age of 49 using Janet's own egg is less than 1 percent," Ghadir said. "There is an extremely high probability that she froze her eggs at an earlier age or that she used an egg donor."
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