Janet Jackson confirms she is expecting her first child at 50

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Janet Jackson has finally confirmed she is pregnant in a photoshoot for People magazine.

The 50-year-old singer called off her Unbreakable tour in April and released a video telling fans that she and her husband of four years, Wissam Al Mana, were planning a family.

She has kept a low profile since, but on Wednesday the star officially announced her happy news in the exclusive shot. Wearing a white dress and beige coat, a smiling Jackson is pictured holding her stomach.

"We thank God for our blessing," the singer says. No further details about the pregnancy have been released.

Jackson, who released a single called Dammn Baby a month after postponing her tour, is said to be "super excited" by the pregnancy, according to People.

"She is super excited about her pregnancy and is doing extremely well," a source close to the Jackson family told the magazine. "She actually feels very good about everything."

The singer married Al Mana, a 41-year-old Qatari businessman, in 2012 after meeting him at a Dubai hotel opening two years earlier. He has described her as "my dream woman."

Janet Jackson and her boyfriend Wissam Al Mana
Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana at Paris Fashion Week in 2010

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