Janet Jackson has been reunited with the doctor who delivered her son three years ago.
The pop star was 50 when she welcomed Eissa, her first and only child, with her Qatari businessman ex-husband Wissam Al Mana.
Jackson, now 53, joined Professor Tiong Ghee Teoh at a Great Gatsby-themed gala at London’s Bloomsbury Ballroom in aid of premature birth research at Imperial College London.
The US singer posed for photos with the professor, wearing a black hat, matching fur-lined jacket, dress and pearls.
Speaking before her arrival, the consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist told the PA news agency he had asked Jackson to play but that she had declined
He quipped: “No, she won’t… she said, ‘Oh, the stage is too small for me’.”
Professor Teoh said of their friendship: “It’s amazing. I was very privileged to look after her during her pregnancy.
“And with her support we have managed to get other people coming, and get sponsors for the whole event. It has been great.
“It started with me looking after her during the pregnancy and then it was after that that we became friends.
“When you are looking after any person you need to keep it strictly professional because you don’t want to cloud your judgment.”
Jackson split with her husband of five years months after the birth of Eissa in January 2017.
The gala was raising money towards funding a professional academic chair at Imperial College London, where Professor Teoh and his colleague Professor Phillip Bennett practise.