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Janet Jackson is finally opening up publicly about her separation from her ex, Wissam Al Mana.
The pop icon shared a very personal video to Twitter on Monday, where she spoke directly to her fans and addressed the numerous developments in her life, starting with her 3-month-old son, Eissa.
"Hey you guys, it's me, Jan, just in case you don't recognize me since I have put on quite a few since I had the baby," Jackson said, laughing. "But I thank god for him, he's so healthy, so beautiful, so sweet, so loving, such a happy baby."
Watch: Janet Jackson Shares First Photo of Baby Eissa
Two weeks ago, Jackson shared the first photo of her and Al Mana's adorable little boy in a super sweet Instagram post.
Jackson also confirmed her split with her ex, after weeks of rumors and speculation regarding their marital status.
"I just want to keep it real with you guys for »
Janet Jackson is moving on!
A source close to the family tells Et that the singer is "back in control" after splitting from her husband, Wissam Al Mana, just a few short months after the welcoming their first child together.
"They are amicable," the family friend says of the duo's co-parenting dynamic for son Eissa. "Janet hates mess just like Michael [Jackson] did and would have preferred to keep the split as quiet as possible."
Watch: Janet Jackson Doing Well After Wissam Al Mana Split -- 'She's So Happy With Her Baby'
News broke earlier this month that Jackson and Al Mana, who wed in 2012, had called it quits. The source says the split came after conflict arose between Jackson's family and the Qatari billionaire.
"She couldn't stay in the marriage," the source explains.
Now, Jackson seems to be leaning on her family -- specifically, brother Randy Jackson, who also resides in London -- as she navigates her next »
The first pic of baby Eissa is here -- and he couldn't be cuter!
Janet Jackson took to Instagram on Friday to share the adorable first photo of her baby boy in a sweet mother-son snap.
Watch: Janet Jackson Splits From Husband Wissam Al Mana Three Months After Giving Birth to First Child
"My baby and me after nap time," the 50-year-old singer captioned the touching shot of her 3-month-old son yawning, while she gives him a kiss on the forehead.
Eissa has clearly remained Jackson's No. 1 priority amid her split from her estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana.
A source close to the Jackson family told Et earlier this week that the notoriously private star is doing well despite her breakup, and that she's focusing on her newborn son.
"Janet is ecstatic," the source said. "She's so happy »
Fans are still reeling from Janet Jackson's split from husband Wissam Al Mana, which came just three months after she gave birth to their first child together, son Eissa.
While the two have been married since 2012, little is known about Jackson's notoriously private husband. According to People, the 50-year-old superstar and the 42-year-old Qatari businessman separated shortly after the baby was born due to "cultural differences."
"The cultural differences between her and Wissam became even more obvious [after Eissa arrived]," a source tells the magazine. "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."
Here are seven things to know about Jackson's estranged husband:
1. He's a brilliant businessman.
Al Mana currently »
4 items from 2017
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