Janet Jackson's brother Tito Jackson has confirmed that the 50-year-old will be carrying her own baby. Speculation was sparked after Janet revealed that she is expecting her first child with husband Wissam Al Mana as to whether the couple would use a surrogate. But Tito told Andy Cohen in an interview that that's not the case.
"She's doing very well," Tito, 62, said of the pregnant star. "She's taking it easy. As you know, she is off tour, protecting her health."
Tito wouldn't disclose when his sister is due, but he did reveal that Janet has chosen not to find out the sex of her first child, and said that she is simply "hoping for a healthy baby".
Janet – who is the youngest Jackson sibling – hinted at her pregnancy on 6 April in a video posted to her fans. "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," she said.
Soon afterwards, brother Jermaine Jackson confirmed the news, and shared his excitement about becoming an uncle again. "My sister Janet is my baby. She is fine but she's having a baby," he told People. "A baby having a baby. We look at her like our little baby and now she's grown up 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: "I hope she's having a girl. We need more girls in this family. There are too many boys!"
Janet has been married to Qatari businessman Wissam since 2012. The couple tied the knot in a secret ceremony and didn't publicly confirm the news until the following year.