Janet Jackson welcomes first child

  • Kelcie Willis
  • Cox Media Group National Content Desk
4:59 p.m Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 Arts & Culture
Janet Jackson and husband Wissam al Mana attend the Giorgio Armani fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2013 in Milan, Italy. The couple welcomed their son January 3, 2017. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Janet Jackson and her husband, Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana, have welcomed their first child.

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“Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world,” Jackson's rep said in a statement to People. "Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably."

Jackson, 50, and Al Mana, 42, were married in 2012.

The singer put a hold on her Unbreakable World Tour so she and her husband could focus on "planning our family," she said in a video announcement in April 2016.

Jackson officially announced her pregnancy in a People photoshoot in October.

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