It is being said that Janet Jackson, the 49-year-old singer, who is expecting her first child with husband Wissam Al Mana, was advised to take the step to start a family before it was too late by her 86-year-old mother.

Janet Jackson

An insider revealed that Katherine told her daughter, “You cannot afford to wait too much longer. I was already a grandma at your age.”

The Rhythm Nation hit-maker’s mother is said to be thrilled over Janet’s pregnancy as this baby will make her a grandmother for the 28th time.