Janet Jackson welcomes son at 50

Singer Janet Jackson has welcomed her first child at the age of 50.

The news was announced by the star’s publicist on January 4, who confirmed the singer had given birth to a healthy baby boy, who she and her husband Wissam Al Mana, had named Eissa.

The statement said: “Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably.”

The star postponed her tour in 2016 amid rumours she was hoping to start a family, which was confirmed by her in a video to fans.

She said in the video that she felt the time was right to start planning a family with her husband.

Janet is one of a growing number of women who are having children much later in life.

Other celebrities that have had children in their late 40s include Halle Berry, who gave birth to her second child at the age of 47 and Geena Davis who had three children by the age of 48.

According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), figures show that women 45-years-old or over having a child had increased by a third.

In 2009 there were 1, 578 children born, and in 2015 there were 2,115.

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