How Many Kids Does Janet Jackson Have?

Janet Jackson is one of the most famous faces in the world with an acting and singing career spanning four decades.

While Jackson has been in the spotlight most of her life, she has kept many aspects of her private life under wraps. However, we have learned a little more about her personal life over the last few years. Here are the answers to some of the questions fans ask the most about her including how many times she’s been married and how many children she has.

Janet Jackson in the press room during the Pride of Britain Awards in 2019
Janet Jackson in the press room during the Pride of Britain Awards in 2019 | Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images

Janet Jackson’s age and career

Jackson was born on May 16, 1966, in Gary, Indiana, to parents Katherine Esther and Joseph Jackson.

She’s the youngest of 10 children and grew up around music as her brothers — Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Jermaine, and Michael made up the Jackson 5. Her debut album titled Janet Jackson dropped in 1982. She followed that up with her second album Dream Street two years later. Her third record Control came out in 1986 and spawned a handful of hits including “Nasty,” “What Have You Done for Me Lately,” “When I Think of You,” and “Let’s Wait Awhile.” Her next album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, released in 1989, also had several chart-toppers such as “Miss You Much,” “Escapade,” “Black Cat,” and “Love Will Never Do (Without You).” 

The songbird started touring in 1990 and hasn’t stopped.

Janet Jackson on red carpet at Recording Academy and Clive Davis' 2020 pre-Grammy party
Janet Jackson | Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images

How many times Jackson has been married

The “All for You” artist has been married three times.

In 1984, while on the TV show Fame, Jackson eloped with R&B singer James DeBarge. However, her family did not approve and the marriage was annulled in 1985.

In 1991, Jackson and her former backup dancer Rene Elizondo, Jr. tied the knot. Elizondo directed the videos for her singles “That’s the Way Love Goes,” “Again,” and “Together Again.” Their marriage didn’t last though and they divorced in 2000.

In 2010, Jackson met billionaire businessman Wissam Al Mana at a hotel in Dubai. The pair began dating and said “I do” in 2012.

Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson pose together at Giorgio Armani fashion show in 2013
Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson pose together at Giorgio Armani fashion show in 2013 | Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

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How many children she has

Jackson has one child–a son named Eissa Al Mana.The star was 50 years old when she gave birth to him.

She announced her pregnancy in a video to her fans via Twitter. Jackson stated that her Unbreakable World Tour would be postponed so she could focus on her family.

“We’re in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change,” she said in the clip. “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.”

Jackson’s son was born on Jan. 3, 2017. Following his birth, a rep for the star told People: “Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably.”

Shortly after welcoming their child, Al Mana and Jackson separated.