Janet reportedly made 8million from various concert tours, a further 4million from movie roles - including the Eddie Murphy comedy The Nutty Professor II and Tyler Perry's box office hit, For Colored Girls - as well as 8million in album sales and million in endorsement and sponsorship deals.
Let Us take a look back at the notoriously private pair’s road to parenthood.
Janet, who grew up with eight brothers and sisters in one of the world’s most famous families, has wanted to raise her own little one for years.
At the time, the Grammy winner denied rumors that she was engaged to Qatar businessman Al Mana.
As previously reported, sparks flew between the pair when they first met, at a hotel opening in Dubai in April 2010.
One year later, Janet sat down with Piers Morgan for a 2011 CNN interview. You’re very mothering and you take care of people all the time.’ And yada, yada, yada.
Babies were still very much on the chart-topper’s brain — and she was still quietly dating her Middle Eastern–born beau. Everyone tells me, for the longest [time], they’ve told me, ‘Oh, you’d make a great mother.’ And I’m like, ‘Why? And so, I don’t know.” During her chat with CNN, the former child star also spoke about how she’d differ as a parent compared to her dad, Joe Jackson.Janet and her famous siblings — including her fellow pop icon brother, the late Michael Jackson — were raised in a strict, religious household centered on the Jehovah’s Witness faith. I’d let them know how much I love them all the time,” the Poetic Justice actress explained in 2011, insisting she’d never subject a child to the same upbringing she experienced.The Jackson brood have publicly spoken about the physical abuse they suffered at the hands of their father and former manager, who was the mastermind behind the Jackson 5. “They’d never have to wonder [or] guess.” (Janet has 27 nieces and nephews.Michael left behind three kids — Prince Jr., 19, Paris, 18, and Blanket, 14 — when he died at age 50 in 2009.) In November 2011, the couple finally went public with their courtship and opened up about their life together in a joint interview with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia."I'm fortunate enough to be dating my dream woman," Al Mana, whose nickname is “Sam,” told the magazine."I'm getting older and I feel more settled," Jackson agreed at time.