The 50-year-old icon has officially announced that she is pregnant in an interview with PEOPLE .
“We thank God for our blessing,” she said.
In April, Jackson postponed her “Unbreakable World Tour” to plan a family with her husband, Wissam Al Mana.
“I thought it was important that you would be the first to know my husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour,” she told fans at the time. “Please, if you can try to understand that it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor’s orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue to tour as soon as I possibly can.”
Now, insiders have confirmed the long-standing rumor that she was pregnant with her first child. To go with this confirmation, the mom-to-be also released an official pregnancy portrait. Shot by photographer Solaiman Fazel, Jackson has that motherly glow as she dons all white at the beach.