Janet Jackson welcomes new son

Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their newborn son Eissa Al Mana yesterday.

“Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably,” her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

What a wonderful way to start off 2017. After all the celebrity losses in 2016, this news is so welcoming! It is also the perfect belated birthday present for the hubby as his birthday was on January 1st! So father and son have birthdays only two days apart. It seems like the longest pregnancy only because she announced she was "planning" her family in April. Turns out she was already pregnant!

I would have loved for her to have a girl, but a boy was convenient (would not be surprised if they did gender selection). Wissam needed a heir and it's unlikely Janet is going to carry another child. If they do plan more kids, it will probably be through surrogacy. Eissa is a beautiful name too. In Arabic, it means Jesus (In Islam, Jesus is the prophet and messenger of Allah). Janet values her privacy, so the chances are, we won't see this boy until his college graduation, but congrats to them both!


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