Jermaine Jackson's son is to be a father for the first time.

Jermaine Jackson II's longtime girlfriend Asa Soltan Rahmati - who he has been dating for six years - has confirmed she is six months pregnant with his child.

The 40-year-old beauty told PEOPLE: ''I feel amazing. Being pregnant has been such a beautiful experience.''

Jermaine - whose uncle is the late Michael Jackson - added: ''Asa is an incredible person; she will be a wonderful mother.''

The star's father Jermaine, 61, has nine kids, daughter Autumn, 38, and Dawn, 31, and sons Jaimy, 29, Jeremy, 29, Jourdynn, 27, Donte, 24, Jaafar, 20, and Jermajesty, 16.

The Jackson family is to get another new addition soon as Jermaine's younger sister Janet Jackson, 50, is pregnant.

He recently said: ''She'll be a great mother because she is very tough, very strict. But I tell her, 'If you need any parenting skills or baby skills, let me know because I'm the best diaper changer there is on this planet, still to this day.'''

Jermaine's wife Halima filed for divorce in June after 12 years of marriage and later admitted she thought their lives would be better that way.

She said: ''With a great amount of sorrow and regret, I announce that I am filing for divorce from Jermaine Jackson.

''We have enjoyed many good times during our marriage of nearly 12 years, but we have reached a point where our lives would be better and more productive if we are not married. I respect and care for Jermaine and his legendary family, and feel blessed to have been a part of the Jacksons.

''At this time, I ask that our friends, family members and the media respect the difficulty of this decision and allow us privacy as we move on with our lives. Thank you very much.''