Just days before Mother’s Day, Janet Jackson has confirmed she is pregnant with her first child just a few days shy of her 50th birthday.

The baby news comes after the 49-year-old singer — who will turn 50 on May 16 — announced last month that she will be postponing her tour to start a family with husband Wissam Al Mana. “We’re in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change,” Jackson explained in a video posted to Twitter on April 6. “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.” “Please, if you could try and understand that it’s important that I do this now,” Jackson asked of her fans. “I have to rest up, doctor’s orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can.” Jackson secretly wed Al Mana, 41, in 2012, but didn’t confirm the news until early 2013. This is the singer’s third marriage.