Janet Jackson is not having her baby with the help of a surrogate, her brother Tito has confirmed. In April, the 50-year-old singer revealed she is pregnant with her first child with husband Wissam Al Mana.
In an interview with SiriusXM the 62-year-old revealed his sister is carrying the baby herself. "She's doing very well. She's taking it easy," he said. "As you know, she is off tour, protecting her health."
He added that the couple don't know the sex of the baby and are just "hoping for a healthy baby," Mail Online reports.
Janet postponed her Unbreakable World tour as she announced that she and husband Wissam Al Mana were planning to start a family. It's thought the singer, became pregnant after undergoing fertility treatment.
In a video message to her fans she said: "We're in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change,' she told her fans via a video posted to Twitter on April 6. I thought it was important that you be the first to know. My husband and I are planning our family, so I'm going to have to delay the tour.
"Please, if you could try and understand that it's important that I do this now,' Jackson asked of her fans. I have to rest up, doctor's orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can."
Soon after, her elder brother Jermaine confirmed that his sister is pregnant. In an interview with People, Jermaine, who is eleven years older than Janet, said: "My sister Janet is my baby. She is fine but she's having a baby. A baby having a baby. We look at her like our little baby and now she's grown and having a baby. I'm proud to be an uncle and I can't wait to see how this baby is going to look."
He added that Janet will be "a great mother."
News of her pregnancy garnered a mixed reaction on social media, with fans of the star celebrating her happy news, while critics questioned her decision to have a child at 50. Jackson, wed the Qatari business magnate in a private ceremony in 2012.