"He's My Heart"

Janet Jackson loves every part of motherhood. The celebrity mom dotes on her son, Eissa Al Mana, in her new documentary, Janet.

“The biggest change in my life is my son Eissa,” Janet says in the four-part series. “He’s my heart, he’s my life,” Jackso shares. “I don’t have as much rehearsal time because I have a son,” Janet admits. “A beautiful boy! … He’s my heart, he’s my life. … I love being a mother, I love my new job.”


Janet Jackson welcomed Eissa Al Mana in 2017. The youngster celebrated his fifth birthday a few weeks ago.

“You’re growing up so fast,” Janet Jackson wrote to her son. “Such an intelligent, beautiful boy,” the celebrity mom said. “Wishing you a life of magical moments,” Janet wrote to her son. “You’re Mama’s Luv.”

Eissa Al Mana is Janet Jackson’s only child with her ex-husband, Wissam Al Mana. The celebrities wed in 2012 and ended their union in 2017. Some have speculated for years that Janet Jackson had a child with her first husband, James DeBarge. The celebrity addresses such rumors in her docu-series.

“I could never keep a child away from James,” Janet reveals. “How could I keep a child from their father,” Jackson asks during a segment of the series. “I could never do that,” Janet declared. “That’s not right.”

Katherine Jackson comments on seeing her daughter in her role as a mom in Janet. “Seeing Janet as a mother warms my heart,” Katherine shares during an episode of the docu-series. “Eissa is the sweetest little thing.”

Janet Jackson does not allow her son’s face to be in the spotlight out of respect for her ex. The celebrity, however, is every bit the doting mom who is grateful to have given birth to a son.

“They might say I was too old [when I had Eissa]. I say that’s bullcrap,” Janet says in her documentary. “It wasn’t easy,” the entertainer admits. “I kept trying and I kept trying and you know, this injection, that injection, doing this, going to a doctor in Italy, going to a doctor in Switzerland. It was a lot, I refused to give up and I have a beautiful, healthy boy because of it.”

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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