Tito Jackson Confirms Janet Isn’t Using a Surrogate: ‘She’s Hoping for a Healthy Baby’

06/15/2016 at 10:15 AM ET

Tito Jackson is setting the record straight about sister Janet‘s pregnancy.

“She’s doing very well. She’s taking it easy,” Tito, 62, said on Monday’s edition of SirusXM’s Andy Cohen Live. “As you know, she is off tour, protecting her health.”

While Tito says he can’t share when his sister is due, he does note that Janet, 50, is carrying her own baby. She also doesn’t know the sex of her first child, and is simply “hoping for a healthy baby.”

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The youngest Jackson sibling is expecting her first child with her husband, Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana. Speculation of a pregnancy first began swirling in April, when the “Dammn Baby” singer postponed her Unbreakable world tour to focus on “planning our family.”

And Tito isn’t the only big brother Janet has looking out for her. In May, Jermaine Jackson shared his excitement about becoming an uncle again.

“We look at her like our little baby and now she’s grown and having a baby,” Jermaine, 61, said at the time. “I’m proud to be an uncle and I can’t wait to see how this baby is going to look.

“She’ll be a great mother because she is very tough, very strict,” he added. “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.’ ”

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Nvmbr23 on

Total nonsense.

Valerie Evans on

She can join Beyonce and Victoria Beckham in the Maternity Ward.

lioness on

Who cares! She’s the one who wanted a career over having a child. Fame and competing with Michael was more important to her. She is the one who decided to have a child at this age.

Sarah on

Just admit you have a carrier, no one’s given Jordana Brewster a hard time about it. Who cares? Oh wait, this is the same person who has a secret grownup child because all this family does is lie. Carry on then!

trish on

There is no way her eggs are viable or this pregnancy is natural….she definitely had some help.

button on

They never claimed the pregnancy was natural and that her eggs were used. Some older women who don’t have viable eggs still want the baby to be their husband’s and also to experience pregnancy.

nozona on

Darn sure I wouldn’t be taking parenting advice from any Jackson. Also, she is expecting her first child with this husband but this is not her first pregnancy nor her first child.

Kim on

Ridiculous having a baby at 50 but ok. Obviously it’s not biologically hers. Why not just adopt.

esme on

Isn’t there a possibility she froze embryos or eggs when she was younger? She never said she didn’t have fertility treatments. There is every possibility she is pregnant….you need a functioning uterus and healthy body.
My grandmother had her last baby at 49….all natural!

Audrea on

It’s just so ridiculous she wants a baby at that age.

Vanessa Walker on

PEOPLE ARE SO HATEFUL AND RUDE… CONGRATS BEST WISHES TO JANET…

wendyw2407 on

I’m going to assume with her money that she probably froze her eggs a long time ago, so it’s totally possible she could be carrying her own baby.

And it’s not like she’d be the first person at 49/50 to have a baby naturally. It’s extremely rare, but it has happened.

Raven on

I for one will never tell another woman she is too old to have children. It is none of my business as to the who,what, when, where and how concerning her starting her family. I pray that she has a healthy baby and he or she bring much happeness to the family. Congratulations Wissam and Janet.

erica2 on

so happy for Janet! She will be an awesome mother…she did a wonderful job taking Michael’s kids under her wing when he passed. Janet probably froze her eggs years ago! I can’t wait to get the birth announcement I hope she has a baby girl!

Guest on

@esme From your comment, “My grandmother had her last baby at 49….all natural!” But, I bet she’d had several children already. Janet is just too old! Who will raise the babe if she is incapacitated in any way?

elizabeth on

Someone here said Janet did a wonderful job taking care of Michael’s kids when he passed. Anyone who has followed this since 2009 knows the truth which is she and certain siblings had nothing to do with raising MJ’s kids; in fact, no one in that home “raised” them at all. They raised themselves and fortunately due to MJ’s early influence, so far so good except Paris could use a bit of help. 18 is a legal adult; still the same mixed up teenager.

Anonymous on

I wish her the best, everyone deserves to experience motherhood if they want to. Nobody can convince me that being pregnant at 50 isn’t incredibly dangerous, anyone with medical training knows the actual odds of a pregnancy at 50 going well. Fortunately Janet has money and likely started this pregnancy with eggs of a 20-30 year old either from ones she froze herself or ones they bought. That still doesn’t help the fact that her heart, lungs, brain and reproductive system are that of a 50 year old but at least she can afford good medical care.

KC on

Some of y’all need to go somewhere, cause you don’t know what you’re talking about. It’s possible to get pregnant at 50! There’s obviously a bunch of haters out in the world who have nothing else better to do with their time but to come up with conspiracies. So just stop!