After Splitting up with Qatari Muslim Husband, Janet Jackson Enjoys an Afternoon Stroll With One-Year-Old Son Eissa in London

Published February 20th, 2018 - 08:39 GMT
Janet Jackson appeared to be still relishing every moment with her one-year-old son as she cradled the tot in her arms while out with pals in London on Monday. (Source: Kathy Hutchins - Shutterstock)
Janet Jackson appeared to be still relishing every moment with her one-year-old son as she cradled the tot in her arms while out with pals in London on Monday. (Source: Kathy Hutchins - Shutterstock)

She has revelled in motherhood ever since welcoming her first child Eissa in 2017.

And Janet Jackson appeared to be still relishing every moment with her one-year-old son as she cradled the tot in her arms while out with pals in London on Monday.

The 51-year-old pop star - who spent her first Christmas as a single mum in Miami with her son after splitting from her husband in April 2017 - was every inch the doting mother as she carefully held her little one close outside the restaurant.

The All for You songstress wrapped up for the occasion in a black padded bomber jacket which she layered over a simple hoodie.

Despite the rain, she teamed her casual wardrobe staples with a pair of harem-style joggers which she tucked into her leather military boots while pushing her son's stroller down the wet pavement.

The make-up free beauty accentuated her flawless complexion and high cheekbones by working her tresses into a sleek top knot.

Her jovial appearance comes after Janet revealed she had split up from her Qatari billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana after five years of marriage in May.

At the time she said: 'I just want to keep it real with you guys for a second. Yes, I separated from my husband. We are in court and the rest is in God's hands.'

According to People magazine, Janet and Wissam, who were notoriously known for being private about their family life, ended their five year marriage due to 'recognising their dissimilarities more than ever', following Eissa's arrival.

An insider said: 'They separated shortly after the baby was born. The cultural differences between her and Wissam became even more obvious [after Eissa arrived]. They come from very different worlds.

'For years, Janet tried to adapt to his culture. Since it’s not a culture she grew up with, it’s been challenging for her. She often felt she disappointed Wissam.'

Despite their split, a family source had revealed that the former couple will 'raise their son together'.

Meanwhile her brother Tito, 63, previously said his sister loves being a mother to her one-year-old son Eissa.

He revealed: 'She changes all the diapers - she does it all. She’s a real mother. She loves it.

'I asked her, "How are you getting along with this?’ and she said, ‘Tito, I love it.’ She just loves her baby." She’s great at being a mother. It’s really great. I guess it sort of makes her feel complete.'

He also admitted that seeing his sibling in her newfound role takes something of an adjustment, as she never showed much of a maternal side in previous years.

Speaking on Loose Women last year, he said: 'It's different seeing Janet as a mother, because Janet was always the type of person that usually played with the children usually for maybe five or 10 minutes. But to have her own [permanently]...'

More recently Janet was linked to her ex-boyfriend Jermaine Dupri, however sources close to her have rubbished claims of a reconciliation.

The two - who dated for seven years before their 2009 split - sparked rumors they were back together when they were seen 'cuddling and holding hands' at the after-party for her show in Atlanta, where she wrapped up the US leg of her State Of The World tour on December 17.

Sources close to Jackson defended their tactile display by explaining that they are simply 'warm people'

'Jackson and Dupri are simply the best of friends and it's only natural that she would reconnect with him in his hometown,' an insider told Entertainment Tonight.

'They are close, and she’ll always have a warm place for him in her heart. Both Janet and Jermaine are warm people, so it’s not unusual that there would be hugging or hand holding, even in public.'

 


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