Janet Jackson is looking better than ever almost a year after welcoming her first child and amid divorce proceedings.
Fans have noticed the 51-year-old pop superstar's physical transformation in recent months as she has been showcasing her trim figure onstage and at events. She began her State of the World tour in September after taking a maternity leave following the first of son Eissa this past January.
Jackson is currently in the process of divorcing his father, Wissam Al Mana, her husband of five years. The two had been together since 2010.
In September, a source told E! News that Jackson "has lost close to 100 pounds."
"She is working out religiously and eating right," the source said.
E! News learned that Jackson has since lost a bit more weight and has worked with doctors and a nutritionist.
"Janet is happy about how her body is looking," a second source told E! News this weekend. "She feels very confident. She continues working hard with her trainer and also her nutritionist. She works out early in the morning most days. Janet has been eating clean and staying away from unwanted fatty foods. She use to be a more emotional eater but has really changed those habits."
"Her mind is clear and she works every day on having a balanced life," the source said. "Other activities she does besides dancing is yoga/meditation and Pilates.
Is diet and exercise the only reason Jackson got so fit? Possibly. But the way you feel inside also affects the way you look on the outside. And her baby gives her tremendous joy.
"Eissa is her life," the second source told E! News. "She loves that baby so much and when he is not around she is always talking about him. She incorporates her baby in almost everything she does most of the time. Janet is a very hands-on mother."
"She loves being a mom and connecting back with her old friends and family now that she is in the states. Her energy is positive and optimistic for a better future ahead," a third insider said.
A fourth source told E! News that "Janet is enjoying her life to the fullest now."
"She is in a whole different mind space then before," the source said. "Her baby has open her up in so many new ways. She is in a much better place without her husband. It's a new beginning for Janet. Many of her close fiends and family have seen a change in her behavior since she left her husband. She has lost so much weight and continues to lead a healthy lifestyle."
The second source told E! News that Jackson only talks to her ex when it involves her child and keeps the talks to a minimum.
A fifth insider said that "Janet feels like she has broken free from her old life and is slowly starting over."
"Her baby has brought so many new beginnings and life back in Janet," the source said. "She wants to connect with her fans again and make her concerts something that her fans will remember and love."
Jackson's tour ends on December 17 in Atlanta.