Janet Jackson is now a mom — and while fans are surprised the singer gave birth at age 50, they also can’t stop talking about her newborn baby son’s name since he arrived!
“Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world,” Janet’s rep said in a statement. “Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably.”
There is one possible theory amongst her followers that the name Eissa means Jesus in Arabic. However, as previously reported, the baby’s name was supposed to have something to do with her late brother and pop legend, Michael Jackson. Neither Janet or her family have spoken out regarding the baby’s unique moniker yet.
News first broke in May 2016 that Janet and her 42-year-old husband were expecting their first baby together. The singer’s exciting announcement came just weeks after she canceled her world tour to instead start a family with Wissam, whom she previously married in 2012.
“We’re in the second leg of the tour, and there actually has been a sudden change. 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,” Janet said in a video message posted to Twitter on the morning of Wednesday, April 6.
Janet and Wissam in February 2013.
“Please, if you can try and understand it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor’s orders. I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can,” Janet’s message continued.
In a previous interview, a source close to Janet revealed she was “super excited” to welcome her first baby at age 50. “[She] is doing extremely well. She actually feels very good about everything,” the insider said.
Congrats again to the happy couple on their new bundle of joy!