The pop star announced in January she and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed her first child, son Eissa. In April, E! News learned the couple has separated after five years of marriage. The following month, Jackson confirmed the split in a YouTube video, saying, "We are in court and the rest is in God's hands." She and Wissam began divorce proceedings in June.
In her May video, Jackson also gave an update about their son, saying, "He's so healthy. He's so beautiful, so loving, such a happy baby," and also announced that she plans to continue her tour in September.
Earlier this week, Jackson posted on her Instagram page a photo of her rehearsing for the tour. Meneses, a former dancer, is seen dancing with her for fun.
"I think Janet is ready!" Jackson's makeup artist told E! News exclusively. "She is happy and is in good spirits. I think the world is going to get something really special from her."
In July 2016, the artist delayed her Unbreakable tour, saying she and her husband were planning their family. In her May announcement, she said the name of the tour would be changed to The State of the World tour, adding, "It's not about politics. It's about people, the world, relationships and just love."