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Janet Jackson Gives Birth to Her First Child With Husband Wissam Al Mana

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    In a 2010 interview, Janet Jackson said she would love to start a family, but "it's in God's hands." The pop superstar reportedly gave birth to a baby boy Jan. 3, 2017. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017)

    Janet Jackson has an extra exciting reason to celebrate the arrival of 2017.

    The Grammy-winning singer has given birth to her first child, a baby boy named Eissa Al Manna, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, a rep for Janet confirmed to E! News.

    "Janet had a stress free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably," the statement read.

    While Jackson, 50, has said little about her pregnancy throughout the past several months, we do know that she's been enjoying some well-deserved quality down time with her husband Wissam Al Mana.

    Jackson married Al Mana, a Qatari billionaire and businessman, back in 2012 in a private ceremony in front of family and friends.

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    The singer announced via social media in April that putting a halt to her Unbreakable world tour because she and her husband were "planning" their family.

    She further added, in a message to her fans on Twitter, that she had to "rest up, doctor's orders" but did not reveal at the time whether she was pregnant or whether she and her husband were planning on adopting.

    In a subsequent interview with People magazine, however, she confirmed her pregnancy and said she was thrilled for her little bundle of joy.

    A source revealed to E! News in late September that "Janet isn't feeling that great. She has gained more weight than she anticipated. It hasn't been the easiest pregnancy at all."

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    There's an upside though, as our source added, "She is excited to have her baby, and that's the light at the end of this tunnel." Additionally, Janet's "husband, family and friends have been very helpful during her pregnancy."