Janet Jackson is finally ready to share her closely guarded secret.
The 50-year-old pop icon announced that she’s expecting her first child in a statement released to People on Thursday.
“We thank God for our blessing,” she told the magazine.
Rumours of a pregnancy began swirling after Jackson decided to postpone her world tour in April to focus on “planning” a family with her husband, Wissam Al Mana.
In a photo shared along with the big news, Jackson dresses her growing baby bump in a fitted knit dress as she cups her belly while posing on the beach.
Jackson was recently spotted shopping for baby items at London’s Back In Action store.
According to a source close to the singer, “she is super excited about her pregnancy and is doing extremely well… she actually feels very good about everything.”