The rumor is a miraculous reality:
Janet Jackson really is pregnant!
At the age of 50!
Talk of the legendary singer being pregnant first surfaced in early April, after the artist postponed her tour and told fans via video that a "sudden change" was to blame.
"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," Jackson said in a statement on camera.
The wording got fans talking, of course.
Could Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana be expecting their first child?
Despite Janet’s advanced age?!?
"Please, if you can try and understand it’s important that I do this now," Jackson added.
"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."
This seemed to absolutely solidify the pregnancy, but it wasn’t until a month later when reliable outlets confirmed the news.
And it wasn’t until today that Jackson herself confirmed the news.
“We thank God for our blessing,” Janet told People in an exclusive interview, which includes a photo of Jackson and her baby bump.
Over the last few months, the legendary sister of late icon Michael Jackson has kept a low profile, although she was recently spotted shopping for baby items at London’s Back in Action furniture store.
“She is super excited about her pregnancy and is doing extremely well,” an insider close to the Jackson family previously told People, adding:
“She actually feels very good about everything.”
Jackson turned 50 on May 16.
There are a number of complications that can often arise with such a late-in-life pregnancy, but we assume and hope Jackson is taking every necessary precaution.
The child will be the first for Jackson and her third husband, Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana. He is 41 years old.
The two have been married since 2012.
Back in 2009, Jackson confessed in a discussion with Harper’s Bazaar that she would like to be a mother someday.
And it didn’t need to be by biological means, either.
“Sure, I’d adopt," she said. "And I think that if I’m really supposed to have kids, it will happen, if that’s God’s plan for me."
So, won’t you look at that? It appears as if it really was God’s plan.
We’re so very excited for Jackson and we send her our very best wishes for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby boy or girl.