The pregnant musician turned 50 on Monday and celebrated with a low-key affair with only close friends and her husband, a source tells E! News exclusively.
Janet is expecting her first child with husband Wissam Al Mana after working with a fertility specialist.
Although she’s 50, the insider tells us that the “Dammn Baby” songstress is feeling great thanks to the people she has around her.
“Her support system is extremely strong. Janet received many calls from her loved ones that couldn’t be there with her on her birthday,”
the insider shares.
“She is taking things easy these days and is feeling well but not over doing it in any capacity of her life. Janet is staying healthy for her and her baby.”
News of Janet’s pregnancy broke earlier this month, when another source said she was in the second trimester.
The talented singer always made it clear that she wanted to have a family of her own but was never in any rush to get it started.
“I would hope my legacy would be bringing smiles to faces,”
she also told Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
“Happiness with my music. Also, to make babies. I’ve had so many people come up to me and say, ‘My child was conceived by listening to your music.’
“And I think that if I’m really supposed to have kids, it will happen, if that’s God’s plan for me,”
Now that she’s finally pregnant, Janet “can’t wait” to get started.
“She’s been praying for a child for a very long time,”
the source tells us.
“She’s already in the process of thinking of baby names.”
Should she be blessed with a baby boy, our source says Michael Jackson’s name “may be part” of the child’s moniker as a tribute to her late brother.
Janet’s older brother, Jermaine Jackson,opened up shortly after his sister’s exciting news broke and gushed about her skills as a mom.
“She’ll be a great mother because she isvery tough, very strict,”
he told reporters at the AltaMed’s Power Up We Are the Future Gala in Los Angeles.
“My sister Janet is my baby. She is fine but she is having a baby. A baby having a baby. We look at her like our little baby and now she’s grown and having a baby,”
the proud brother shared before adding that Janet is”feeling fine.”