Amazingly, Janet Jackson is just eleven days shy of her 50th birthday, making this first-time pregnancy something of a modern day miracle. The singer was due to tour this year but has placed a hold on all touring commitments for the time being, telling fans in a Facebook post, "my husband and I are planning our family."

She went on, "Please if you can try and understand that it's important that I do this now, I have to rest up, doctor's orders!" With some fans worrying she had throat cancer, this baby news is a welcome announcement. Janet and Wissam, 41, were married in secret in 2012. 

Janet Jackson, 49, is pregnant with her first child