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They're the two words Janet Jackson has longed to hear: "You're pregnant."
At 49, the joyous news was a "huge surprise" for the performer, who, according to an insider, had been "trying to have a baby for some time" with her billionaire businessman husband, Wissam Al Mana. "This is a miracle pregnancy she didn't think would ever happen for her," adds the insider.
Janet and Wissam in February 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In fact, Janet, who turned 50 on May 16, had already started her much-anticipated Unbreakable World Tour when she learned she was expecting — and she shared the happy news with her fans while also announcing the cancelation of her upcoming performances.
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“I have to rest up, doctor’s orders,” she told her devotees via a Twitter video before adding, “I can’t wait to get started again.” And while Janet “is disappointed there won’t be a tour for the next year,” shares the insider, “she knows her fans will understand. She couldn’t be happier.”
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