Janet Jackson in 2005 (L) and in 2018Getty Images
Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. A prominent figure in popular culture, she is known for sonically innovative, socially conscious , and elaborate stage shows. The youngest child of the Jackson Family. Janet Jackson has one child with Wissam Al Mana his name is Eissa Al Mana.
Janet Jackson credits her personal trainer for her successful pregnancy at 50.
“I give it up to Paulette [Sybliss]. She’s incredible. And she never made me feel like I have to deprive myself of anything,” Jackson, now 52, told InStyle’s beauty issue. “She would say, ‘What do you like? OK, I’m going to put that in. What do you enjoy? OK, I’m going to put that in.’”
Since having her son, Eissa Al Mana, and going on tour, Jackson’s adopted an incredibly healthy lifestyle, though she doesn’t deprive herself of a few sweet treats.
“I don’t eat meat anymore, just fish occasionally and veggies,” she shared. “But I love catfish. I love a fried fish. But I’m also crazy about grilled fish. I love Snickers.”
Thanks to a healthy diet and training at least four times a week with Sybliss, Jackson dropped 70 pounds after giving birth to Eissa. Much of that probably has to do with the fact that despite her love of Snickers, the “All for You” singer hadn’t really tried any other candies.
“There were a lot of sweets that I have only tried as an adult. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Is that the little round one? I just tried that last year for the first time. It’s very good,” Jackson noted. “I finally tried a KitKat a couple of years ago.”
Even though Jackson is thrilled with where she’s at physically and mentally, growing up in the entertainment industry wore on her with its expectations to be skinny.
“I remember growing up and being in this business was always this important thing. Because it was the thing. And you had to be a certain size, you had to be thin to be an entertainer. Stupid crap like that. That’s just this business I’m in,” she explained. “I think it’s changed, thank God. People are more accepting of others. Which is the way it should’ve been from the jump.