EXCLUSIVE: Janet Jackson pregnant with her first child 2 weeks shy of 50th birthday

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EXCLUSIVE: Janet Jackson is Pregnant!

Just days before Mother's Day, a source confirms to ET that Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first child.

The baby news comes after the 49-year-old singer -- who will turn 50 on May 16 -- announced last month that she will be postponing her tour to start a family with husband Wissam Al Mana. "We're in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change," Jackson explained in a video posted to Twitter on April 6. "I thought it was important that you be the first to know. My husband and I are planning our family, so I'm going to have to delay the tour."

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EXCLUSIVE: Janet Jackson pregnant with her first child 2 weeks shy of 50th birthday
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 31: Janet Jackson attends the Gala Event during the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience on October 31, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Vogue & The Dubai Mall)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25: Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson arrive at the Giorgio Armani fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25: Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson attend the Giorgio Armani fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25: Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson arrive at the Giorgio Armani fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25: Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson attend the Giorgio Armani fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25: Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson attend the Giorgio Armani fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25: Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson attend the Giorgio Armani fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 23: Olivia Palermo, Wissam al Mana, Janet Jackson and Preity Zinta attend the Roberto Cavalli fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 23, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22: Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson attend the Versace fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 22, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Janet Jackson arrives at amfAR's 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 23, 2013 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic,)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25: Janet Jackson attends the Giorgio Armani fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Janet Jackson attends the Dylan's Candy Bar Los Angeles Opening at Original Farmers Market on September 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 24: Janet Jackson arrives at the 2012 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 24, 2012 in Cap D'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Janet Jackson attends the Marco Glaviano 'Supermodels' exhibition opening at the Keszler Gallery on May 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 05: Janet Jackson performs at Fillmore Miami Beach on December 5, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Janet Jackson performs on her Janet Jackson Number Ones: Up Close & Personal Tour at The Royal Albert Hall on June 30, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BERLIN, BERLIN - JUNE 24: US singer Janet Jackson performs live at the Tempodrom on June 24, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Marco Prosch/WireImage)
US singer Janet Jackson speaks during the 19th Life Ball in front of the city hall in Vienna, Austria, on May 21, 2011. The Life Ball is a charity gala to raise money for people living with HIV and AIDS.AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Janet Jackson attends amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 19, 2011 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
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"Please, if you could try and understand that it's important that I do this now," Jackson asked of her fans. "I have to rest up, doctor's orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can."

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Jackson secretly wed Al Mana in 2012, but didn't confirm the news until early 2013. This is the singer's third marriage.

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