Janet Jackson struggled with weight gain ever since she was a child. Her siblings, especially Michael Jackson, used to tease her all the time. However, it has changed now. Yes, the 56-year-old actress does not care about her body shape in 2022. Her recent pictures clearly show how positive she feels about her body. Additionally, we have yet to discover how much Janet Jackson weighs now.
Janet Damita Jo Jackson aka Janet Jackson (born in Gary, Indiana on May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. She was the youngest of ten children in the Jackson family, a working-class African-American family who lived on Jackson Street in a two-bedroom house.
Her mother Katherine Esther Jackson had aspired to be a country-and-western performer and worked part-time at Sears. And her father, former boxer Joseph Walter “Joe” Jackson, worked as a crane operator at US Steel and supplemented the family’s income by playing guitar with a local rhythm and blues band, The Falcons.
Jackson signed the first of two multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records in 1991, establishing her as one of the industry’s highest-paid artists. Prior to her first studio project with Virgin, she starred in Poetic Justice (1993), her first of several lead roles. And her two subsequent studio albums Janet (1993) and The Velvet Rope (1997), saw her develop a public image as a s*x symbol.
Previously, Janet Jackson was going through being overweight and the singer stated that her brother Michael Jackson teased her about her weight gain. Recently, the Nasty singer discusses her relationship with her late older brother and her struggles with weight gain in her two-part documentary series, Janet Jackson. Here is everything you need to know about her overweight problem.
Janet Jackson’s Weight Gain in 2022: The 56-Year-Old Star Claims to Be Happy With How She Looks and Doesn’t Really Care About Her Overweight!
Janet Jackson (@janetjackson) revealed that she struggled with weight gain and body issues as a child and that her brother Michael Jackson played a significant role. In part two of Lifetime‘s docuseries Janet Jackson, which premiered on January 29, she said he would call her Pig, horse, slaughter hog, cow, which had a lifelong impact on how she characterized her body and weight.
Janet’s body image issues were negatively affected as her body changed over time due to being overweight. And being in the spotlight didn’t help either. According to the docuseries, things got terrible during her time as Penny on the sitcom Good Times. She said,
I did Good Times, and that was the beginning of my weight issues and the way I saw myself, I was developing at a young age and started getting a chest, which they would bind to make me look more flat-chested.
She also admitted that her weight has fluctuated over the years, which has been especially difficult given her public life. She claims that as a result of this, she has struggled with her weight for many years.
In a recent interview with Allure, Janet also expressed her desire to age gracefully and revealed that for many years, she opted to conceal her body with layers of clothing. She stated, “Even as a young adolescent, it was always about pants and suits. I’ve always loved black and didn’t want to expose any part of my body, so I felt most comfortable covering it up to here.”
However, that all changed with the release of her 1993 album Janet, on which she posed topless on the cover, comparing it to opening a closed door and embracing her body. In the interview, she explained,
It was something very tough, very difficult. But I’m glad I walked through [the door]. I’m glad I got in. It was a way of accepting and loving, accepting yourself and your body.
As of 2022, Janet says she admires women who are comfortable in their skin, in their size, and in being full-figured, as compared to back then. She came to the conclusion that we don’t have to be thin and look beautiful in a certain way all of the time. And looking at her recent pictures, we can clearly see that the singer has accepted her overweight shape and size body and seems happy with that. However, we’re unaware of how much she weighs now.
Meet Janet Jackson’s Son, Eissa Al Mana!
Janet Jackson welcomed her son Eissa Al Mana at the age of 50 in January 2017 with her then-husband Wissam Al Mana, to whom she was married from 2012 to 2017, though they divorced just a few months after Eissa was born.
Since then, Jackson has been outspoken about her joy at taking on the new role of mother and the joy Eissa — now 5 years old — has brought to her life. And, despite the fact that she and Al Mana are notoriously private about their child’s image, Jackson has shared a lot about her life with her son and what he’s like over the years.
We know he’s a music fan who plays the cello and violin and likes to dance to Michael Jackson, that he likes Paw Patrol and pancakes, and her face lights up when he walks into the room. Looking through the photos and videos Jackson has shared over the years, it’s clear that she’s not putting his face on display — but traces of her life with Eissa and the kid stuff that occupies her life are everywhere.