Even though Janet Jackson only became a mother a few years ago, she is in total bliss when she is with her son, Eissa.
“The height of happiness is holding my baby son in my arms and hearing him coo,” she revealed of one of her favorite things about motherhood. “Or when I look into his smiling eyes and watch him respond to my tenderness. When I kiss him. When I sing him softly to sleep. During those sacred times, happiness is everywhere.”
The singer and her ex Wissam Al Mana welcomed Eissa in 2017; they got married in 2012 but called it quits the same year that Eissa was born. Though welcoming a tot can be daunting to some, Jackson was immediately overjoyed.
“She’s doing all the baby talk to the baby and playing with him constantly — all that stuff. She changes all the diapers — she does it all. She’s a real mother. She loves it. I asked her, ‘How are you getting along with this?’ and she said, ‘Tito, I love it.’ She just loves her baby,” Jackson’s brother Tito previously shared.
Now, the little boy is 5 years old, and the “All For You” songstress wrote a sweet note in honor of big day. “You’re growing up so fast. Such an intelligent beautiful boy. Wishing you a life full of magical moments,” she wrote via Instagram in January. “You’re Mama’s Luv. Happy 5th Birthday baby!”
Despite being a single mother, Jackson is determined to give him the best life possible.
“My mother did it. Her mother did it. Why can’t I?” she stated. “We’ll see. I’m sure I will need someone in the future, some help here and there, but I don’t have anyone [right now] and I love it. I’ve always been a patient person, but there’s more patience that you have to have [in motherhood] and I never knew I was as patient as I really am. He’s first and foremost in my life. I get up, I go to sleep — everything is about him. He comes first in my life.”
Meanwhile, fans will get to see a glimpse into Jackson’s life when the documentary JANET, which airs over nights beginning on January 28, celebrates the 40th anniversary of her first album.