Considering Janet Jackson has been a celebrity for just about her entire life, one could easily assume she has a nanny for her 2-year-old son Eissa Al Mana. But that’s not the case at all.
The 53-year-old recently opened up to Australia’s Stellar magazine and talked about being a working mother. At the moment, Jackson has a Las Vegas residency titled “Metamorphosis” at the Park MGM hotel and casino that wraps up on August 17.
“It is hard being a working mother,” she explained. “I don’t have a nanny. I do it all myself. If my mother did it with nine children, there’s no reason I can’t. Of course, when I’m working someone watches him. At all other times, it’s my baby and me.”
“It’s not easy at times, but my life has changed,” added Jackson. “Obviously my baby comes first.”
And that rule pertaining to Eissa has caused the singer to change how she approaches her career as well, which she talked about in a separate interview with Radio One back in 2018.
“He’s first and foremost in my life,” said Jackson. “Even my work ethic has changed. I still love to work, but he comes first. I work less hours than what I used to.”
The “Control” creator welcomed Eissa in January 2017 with her ex-husband Wissam Al Mana, whom she split from in April of that same year.
During the Radio One sit-down, Jackson was asked what was the biggest lesson she learned about motherhood after giving birth.
“You know that it’s a responsibility but to know they’re helpless without you,” she answered. “To know how they truly do need you. To know how they want you, how they want to receive your love, the love that you want to give to them. It’s so many different things.”