Earlier this year, in April, Janet Jackson postponed her world tour on doctor's orders. “I thought it was important that you be the first to know," she wrote to fans. "My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour.”

The announcement sparked pregnancy rumors, which continued to swirl in the following weeks. After a prolonged silence, Jackson, 50, announced that and her husband Wissam Al Mana are expecting their first child.  “We thank God for our blessing,” she told People.

Congratulations to Jackson and her husband on the happy news. She will restart her tour in 2017.