Janet Jackson ‘pregnant with her first child’ two weeks before 50th birthday

Janet Jackson is reportedly pregnant with her first child - two weeks before her 50th birthday. The claim on American TV show Entertainment Tonight appears to confirm rumours that began when Jackson postponed her forthcoming tour last month. In a video statement published on her website on 6 April, the singer said: “My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour. Please, if you can try and understand that it’s important that I do this now." Jackson has yet to confirm the pregnancy as she promotes her new song, the aptly named Dammn Baby. The 49-year-old secretly wed Wissam Al Mana in 2012 - her third marriage. She has made no secret of her desire to have a child and admitted in 2008 that she might have to adopt.

I have to rest up - doctor’s orders - but I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can.

Janet Jackson