Jermaine Jackson Opens Up About ‘Baby’ Sister Janet’s Pregnancy: ‘She’ll Be a Great Mother Because She Is Very Tough’
The 61-year-old singer spoke about the baby news on Thursday at AltaMed’s Power Up We Are The Future Gala in Los Angeles, and gushed about welcoming another little one into the massive Jackson clan.
“My sister Janet is my baby. She is fine but she’s having a baby. A baby having a baby. We look at her like our little baby and now she’s grown and having a baby,” Jackson told reporters at the event. “I’m proud to be an uncle and I can’t wait to see how this baby is going to look.”
Jermaine’s words were the first family confirmation that Janet, who turns 50 this month, is expecting a child with husband Wissam Al Mana. The reports followed an April Twitter video in which Jackson announced she was delaying the second leg of her Unbreakable world tour, saying, “My husband and I are planning our family.”
PEOPLE previously confirmed the pregnancy.
“She’ll be a great mother because she is very tough, very strict,” Jermaine said, noting that Jackson is “feeling fine” and “loves to eat.”
“But I tell her, ‘If you need any parenting skills or baby skills, let me know because I’m the best diaper changer there is on this planet, still to this day.’ ”
Although Jackson has kept quite amid the reports, she further fueled the pregnancy rumors earlier this month when she dropped a sexy music video for her new song “Dammn Baby.”
Jackson is reportedly in her second trimester after successfully working with a fertility specialist and Jermaine is already looking forward to learning the sex of the little one.
“I hope she’s having a girl,” he said. “We need more girls in the family. There are too many boys.”
–Char Adams and Raha Lewis