Janet Jackson announces she is expecting first child at age 50

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Janet Jackson has confirmed she is pregnant with her first child.

In May, there were reports the 50-year-old and her husband Wissam Al Mana, 41, were expecting their first child.

The Grammy-award winning singer has now publicly commented on the reports for the first time telling People"We thank God for our blessing." She is also seen in the magazine cradling her growing baby bump.

In April, Jackson postponed her Unbreakable tour to plan a family.

Jackson and husband Wissam al Mana (Vincenzo Lombardo/Getty Images)

In a video message to fans, she said: "My husband and I are planning our family so I'm going to have to delay the tour. Please if you could try and understand that it's important that it's important that I do this now, I have to rest up, doctor's orders."


Jackson was reportedly recently seen in London shopping for baby items.