After forty-three years, Janet Jackson visited her hometown of Gary, Indiana to see the house in which she grew up. On Friday, Janet said when she “saw the house” she “started crying” right away.
During her State Of The World Tour, Janet and her brother, Randy Jackson, made a stop at their former residence in Gary shortly after her show at the All-State Arena which is close to Chicago.
The youngest member of the family, Janet, lived with her six brothers and sisters in the house containing only two bedrooms and one floor on a street aptly called, Jackson Street.
They moved out of the house when Janet was around two or three-years-old. According to the starlet, she was around eight-years-old when she last went there.
She also visited her former high school, Roosevelt High School which is now retitled Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy.
It’s the school where her brother, Jackie, and sister, Rebbie attended. Additionally, Janet said she was incredibly grateful to introduce a child to the world at 50-years-old, considering the rarity of such an opportunity.
She and her former husband, Wissam Al Mana introduced their child, Eissa, in January of 2017.
However, they divorced not long after. During Janet’s speech at the high school, she explained that “every doctor told (her) it wasn’t possible.” However, now, she has a remarkable and healthy baby.
As for her relationship with Al Mana, the pair is currently co-parenting their child together amicably and without issue. Sources at the time claimed that Wissam’s lifestyle was far too “restrictive” and conservative for her, leading to their untimely separation.