EXCLUSIVE: Beaming Janet Jackson emerges with baby Eissa for the first time amid claims she 'felt hidden' and craved 'more freedom' during failed marriage to billionaire Wissam Al Mana
She is in the throes of a split from husband Wissam Al Mana, but Janet Jackson looked happier than ever as she emerged for the first time with her baby boy Eissa.
The singer, 50, who gave birth to her first child three months ago, beamed with pride as she strolled around a London park on Wednesday.
She gazed adoringly at her baby boy as she pushed him in a high end Stokke pram accompanied by a female companion.Beaming: Janet Jackson looked happier than ever as she emerged for the first time with her baby boy Eissa at a park in London on Wednesday
She was dressed in an all-black tracksuit and matching sneakers.
The Rhythm Nation star separated from her Qatari billionaire husband of five years earlier this month.
Sources now claim that cultural differences took a toll on their relationship.A mother at last: The 50-year-old singer welcomed her first child three months ago with Wissam Al Mana, her Qatari billionaire husband of five years
'Wissam wanted a wife who stuck more with the Muslim traditions,' a source told Us Weekly.
'She felt like she couldn't be herself anymore,' shared the insider. 'She couldn't settle down and be what he wanted her to be. Janet wanted more freedom.'
The source added: 'Janet felt hidden away from her family. She missed them.'Issues: The Rhythm Nation singer split from her husband earlier this month amid speculation that the cultural differences between them had taken a toll on their marriageIn control: The 50-year-old appeared unfazed about moving on as a single mom as she pushed her precious cargo in a high end Stokke pram, accompanied by a female companionDoting: Janet paused to check on her infant son making sure he was well tucked in
Since the news of her marriage split, Janet has been seen a couple of times in London after being somewhat out of the limelight during her marriage.
'It’s really unusual to see her out of the house because she hardly seems to venture out at all,' a source told People Wednesday.
'Apart from a few people, she hasn’t really had any visitors,' the source added. 'After the baby was born, Wissam was at the house all the time, but in the past month, he’s barely been there at all.'
However, on Tuesday Wissam was seen arriving, along with his entourage, at the townhouse he shared with the star.
He delivered two huge bags of toys, as well as a number of balloons, before leaving the mansion with a bag and a suitcase and being driven away in a chauffeured car.Visit: Janet's estranged husband and the father of her son Wissam Al Mana arrived at the London mansion they shared before their recent split on Tuesday to deliver toy
sWrapped up: Janet wore a dark ensemble of comfy clothing for her walk, sticking with harem pants tucked into trainers and a black hoodie with a black woolen scarf around her neckHappy: The new mom wore her two-tone hair in a large messy top knot and couldn't stop smiling What's that? At one point, something caught her eye and she paused by a large tree, pointing upwards as she showed something to little EissaGreen and pleasant: It was a glorious spring day in the English capital
The sister of the late Michael Jackson wed Al Mana, reputed to be worth more than $100 million, in 2012 and their son was born on January 3.
It's been reported that the couple's pre-nuptial agreement stated that a substantial financial payout would only be payable if the marriage lasted five years.
Since it's believed that they wed in early 2012, Janet cold now be entitled to a substantial chunk of Al Mana's fortune. Home time: Janet was seen clutching her phone as she and son arrived back at their waiting vehicle after their walkLots of helping hands: The music performer had plenty of assistance as she prepared to take her son homeGently does it: The doting mom lifted her baby boy up out of the pram herself and carefully loaded him into the large SUV
It's believed that Janet will likely continue to base herself in London as she raises her son so that her ex will have access to the child.
‘They’re both busy people but determined to be good parents, even if they’re apart. It’s amicable and Eissa will stay with his mother,’ a source told Britain's Mail On Sunday.
The singer was briefly married to singer James DeBarge in 1984 but the pair split the following year and the marriage was later annulled.
Her second husband was Mexican back-up dancer Rene Elizondo.