Janet Jackson Calls Pregnancy 'Blessing' at 50

Janet shares an official picture of her cradling her baby bump a month after she was spotted shopping for baby furniture in London.

AceShowbiz - Janet Jackson finally breaks her silence on her pregnancy. News about her pregnancy broke out in May just before her 50th birthday, but the R&B singer didn't confirm it until now. "We thank God for our blessing," the mom-to-be told PEOPLE.

Janet also shares an official picture of her cradling her baby bump. She looks glowing wearing a white dress and sweater jacket, and rocking black-rimmed glasses, shiny gold nail polishes and braids. It's not her baby bump debut though. Last month, she was spotted showing her growing belly while shopping for baby furniture in London.

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The baby will be her first child with her husband, Qatari business magnate Wissam Al Mana. However, it's allegedly not her first child. She reportedly gave birth to a daughter in 1980s and secretly gave her up for adoption. It's allegedly her child with ex-husband James DeBarge.

According to DeBarge, a woman contacted him via email two years ago claiming to be his child. "She called me 'papa,' " he told Radar Online. "She didn't want to get her mom in trouble. She wanted to do it quietly. She didn't even want Janet to know."

"She was angry because another child was trying to come forward and say that she was our child. So she did out of anger," he said. "She had so much of personality and she was so accurate with everything she was saying, it was only things that I and Janet know. No one else but god, me and Janet."

The woman said she found out about her real parents from her adoptive parent. "One of her adoptive parents died," DeBarge said. "Her adoptive mother, and on her deathbed said she told her. She confirmed it on the deathbed."

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