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Janet Jackson cradles her 11-month-old son Eissa in Miami

She spent her first Christmas as a single mum with son Eissa in Miami this year, after splitting from her husband Wissam Al Manawas in April.

And Janet Jackson seemed to relishing every moment with the 11-month-old, cradling the tot in her arms as they prepared to jet out of the sun-soaked city.

The 51-year-old popstar looked every inch the doting mother as she carefully carried her bundle of joy through the airport on Thursday.

  

Doting mum: Janet Jackson lovingly cradled her 11-month-old son Eissa as they prepared to jet out Miami after she spent her first Christmas as a single mum

The What Have You Done For Me Lately hitmaker dressed casually for the flight, donning simple black joggers and a zip-up jacket.

Opting for comfort in her footwear, the youngest sibling of Michael Jackson rocked a chic pair of monochrome trainers.

Sweeping her tresses into a simple topknot, she appeared to go make-up free to show off her striking features.  

Sweet: The 51-year-old popstar looked every inch the doting mother as she carefully carried her bundle of joy through the airport on Thursday

Sweet: The 51-year-old popstar looked every inch the doting mother as she carefully carried her bundle of joy through the airport on Thursday

In May Janet revealed she had split up form her Qatari billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana after five years of marriage.

At the time she said: ‘I just want to keep it real with you guys for a second. Yes, I separated from my husband. We are in court and the rest is in God’s hands.’

According to People magazine, Janet and Wissam, who were notoriously known for being private about their family life, ended their five year marriage due to ‘recognising their dissimilarities more than ever’, following Eissa’s arrival.

An insider said: ‘They separated shortly after the baby was born. The cultural differences between her and Wissam became even more obvious [after Eissa arrived]. They come from very different worlds.

Happy: Janet gave birth to Eissa in January, sharing a loved-up snap of him in April with the caption 'me and my baby after nap time'

Happy: Janet gave birth to Eissa in January, sharing a loved-up snap of him in April with the caption ‘me and my baby after nap time’

It's over: Just months after giving birth, she announced her split from her Qatari billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana after five years of marriage

It’s over: Just months after giving birth, she announced her split from her Qatari billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana after five years of marriage

‘For years, Janet tried to adapt to his culture. Since it’s not a culture she grew up with, it’s been challenging for her. She often felt she disappointed Wissam.’

Despite their split, a family source had revealed that the former couple will ‘raise their son together’. 

Meanwhile her brother Tito, 63, previously said his sister loves being a mother to her 11-month-old son Eissa.

He revealed: ‘She changes all the diapers – she does it all. She’s a real mother. She loves it. 

Rumour has it: According to People magazine, Janet and Wissam, who were notoriously known for being private about their family life, ended their five year marriage due to 'recognising their dissimilarities more than ever', following Eissa's arrival

Rumour has it: According to People magazine, Janet and Wissam, who were notoriously known for being private about their family life, ended their five year marriage due to ‘recognising their dissimilarities more than ever’, following Eissa’s arrival

Relishing parenthood: Her brother Tito, 63, previously revealed Janet 'loves' being a mother and gets stuck in with changing diapers (pictured in October)

Relishing parenthood: Her brother Tito, 63, previously revealed Janet ‘loves’ being a mother and gets stuck in with changing diapers (pictured in October)

‘I asked her, “How are you getting along with this?’ and she said, ‘Tito, I love it.’ She just loves her baby.” She’s great at being a mother. It’s really great. I guess it sort of makes her feel complete.’

He also admitted that seeing his sibling in her newfound role takes something of an adjustment, as she never showed much of a maternal side in previous years. 

Speaking on Loose Women, he said: ‘It’s different seeing Janet as a mother, because Janet was always the type of person that usually played with the children usually for maybe five or 10 minutes. But to have her own [permanently]…’ 

More recently Janet was linked to her ex-boyfriend Jermaine Dupri, however sources close to her have rubbished claims of a reconciliation.

Candid: He said: 'I asked her, "How are you getting along with this?" and she said, "Tito, I love it.¿ She just loves her baby." She¿s great at being a mother. It¿s really great. I guess it sort of makes her feel complete'

Candid: He said: ‘I asked her, “How are you getting along with this?” and she said, “Tito, I love it.’ She just loves her baby.” She’s great at being a mother. It’s really great. I guess it sort of makes her feel complete’

New horizons: He also admitted that seeing his sibling in her newfound role takes something of an adjustment, as she never showed much of a maternal side in previous years (pictured, Janet in 2011)

New horizons: He also admitted that seeing his sibling in her newfound role takes something of an adjustment, as she never showed much of a maternal side in previous years (pictured, Janet in 2011)

The two – who dated for seven years before their 2009 split – sparked rumors they were back together when they were seen ‘cuddling and holding hands’ at the after-party for her show in Atlanta, where she wrapped up the US leg of her State Of The World tour on December 17. 

Sources close to Jackson defended their tactile display by explaining that they are simply ‘warm people’  

‘Jackson and Dupri are simply the best of friends and it’s only natural that she would reconnect with him in his hometown,’ an insider told Entertainment Tonight.

‘They are close, and she’ll always have a warm place for him in her heart. Both Janet and Jermaine are warm people, so it’s not unusual that there would be hugging or hand holding, even in public.’

In the past: More recently Janet was linked to her ex-boyfriend Jermaine Dupri (pictured together in 2008), however sources close to her have rubbished claims of a reconciliation

In the past: More recently Janet was linked to her ex-boyfriend Jermaine Dupri (pictured together in 2008), however sources close to her have rubbished claims of a reconciliation

 



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