Janet Jackson’s starting the year off on a high note.
The singer, 50, and husband Wissam Al Mana, 42, welcomed a baby boy to the world on Tuesday.
“Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world,” her rep confirmed to Page Six, adding: “[She] had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably.”
As is her custom, the “That’s the Way Love Goes” singer has mostly avoided the spotlight during her pregnancy. But in late November she took to Twitter to update her fans on how things were going, tweeting, “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.. Al Hamdu lillah.”
In April of last year, she canceled her remaining comeback tour dates, and announced plans to start a family.
“We’re in the second leg of the tour, and there actually has been a sudden change . . . My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour,” she said in a video message to her fans at the time. “Please, if you can, try to understand that it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up; doctor’s orders.”
Jackson and Al Mana wed in 2012. This is the couple’s first child.
People first reported news of the birth.