Janet Jackson is one glowing mom-to-be.
The 50-year-old singer is officially confirming her pregnancy and showing off her growing baby bump exclusively with PEOPLE.
“We thank God for our blessing,” says the star.
After Jackson announced in April she was postponing her Unbreakable World Tour in May to focus on “planning” a family with her husband Wissam Al Mana, sources confirmed to PEOPLE the star was expecting her first child.
Janet Jackson in February (Photo: AKM-GSI 11)
Over the last few months, Jackson has kept a low profile and was last spotted shopping for baby buys at London’s Back in Action furniture store.
“She is super excited about her pregnancy and is doing extremely well,” a source close to the Jackson family previously told PEOPLE. “She actually feels very good about everything.”
Bubbles spent his young years in a lab and then as Michael Jackson’s pet.
Before that, his life wasn’t any easier. Bubbles was actually born in a Texas biomedical laboratory.
“While still an infant, he was taken from his mother and sold to a Hollywood trainer, who had purchased him to be a pet chimpanzee for the world-famous pop singer Michael Jackson,” the Center for Great Apes said. “He appeared in television shows, movies and music videos. When he was only 4 years old, he went to Japan on a promotional tour with Jackson.”
Now, at age 33, he’s finally living life with other chimps. At the Center for Great Apes sanctuary in Florida, where he’s lived since 2005, Bubbles has befriended a group of other chimps rescued from the entertainment industry.
He even “adopted” a son, an 11-year-old chimp named Stryker.
And while Bubbles remains shy of the camera, Stryker doesn’t seem to mind an occasional glamor shot.
Stryker isn’t as camera-shy as Bubbles, his “adopted” dad.Center for Great Apes
“Do the Bartman” (anónimamente co-escrito and co-producido por Michael Jackson)
Michael Jackson Birthday Special
The Purple One left behind a child
As the battle for who will inherit Prince’s estate continues, a parternity test has proven that the ‘Purple Rain’ icon left behind a child.
Following his death in April, an autopsy revealed that the ‘Kiss’ and ‘Raspberry Beret’ icon died following an overdose from painkiller Fentanyl.
His sister Tyka Nelson went to court to call for a special administrator to oversee her brother’s estate as he left no will prior to his death – and it was believed that his surviving family only included his sister and five half siblings who stand to share in his fortune and $300million estate.
Now, a genetic testing lab in Santa Monica lab has verified that an unidentified man in his 30s has DNA showing Prince has a 99% probability of being the man’s father – reports the Santa Monica Observer.
It is reported that Prince and the woman used to perform at the same clubs together, and they shared ‘several romantic liasons’ together.
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Meanwhile, Prince’s legendary band The Revolution are set to reunite and tour in his memory.
“I was wanted to cover one song by Michael, but it’s quite a heavy burden,” she says. “He’s quite tough to cover, so I just one that I could bring back to my own way of performing and singing. I chose the song ‘Who Is It’ because and it’s really sad, and I thought I could make it even sadder – if that is possible.”
She continues: “Because Michael is always really groovy with his sadness. Let’s do this ‘white girl, totally depressed sadness and still see if it grooves.”