WATCH: EXCLUSIVE -- Janet Jackson Pregnant at 50: What a Fertility Specialist Says She Should and Shouldn't Worry About "I'm tired of the secrecy," De Barge tells his daughter, Kristinia, when she confronts him about an article she read in which he discusses the claims.

"I'm tired of the truth not coming forward, and people being a coward when it comes to it.

Not that she needs it—she can handle whatever comes her way, and she has.

Whatever the cause, Janet Jackson has long noticed she has a peculiar effect on men and, frankly, she doesn’t get it.

He’s been there through breakups and breakdowns, as a friend and, possibly just as important, a source of constant employment.

The singer's big pregnancy news came after she announced in April that she would be postponing her tour to start a family.

WATCH: Janet Jackson and Husband Wissam Al Mana Step Out for the First Time Since Announcing Pregnancy ET recently spoke to Jackson's good friend, Tyler Perry, who said he was "excited" for her pregnancy.

She was on set in Atlanta when she got the call that Michael had died. A., plunging headlong into a private family grief served up to a ravenous public. Janet, who said a brief and quiet thank-you, was greeted with thunderous applause. Today she is sitting in a bunkerlike recording studio in Hollywood, writing songs for a new album, due out next spring.

Of course, one of the most moving images from the memorial service was of Michael’s daughter, Paris, who stepped up to the microphone and said, “Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine” before grabbing her aunt Janet for support. “People said to me that Michael’s daughter speaking really gave them a sense of how he was as a father, in her words. Nickelodeon is on the TV (perhaps the only network not doing Michael 24/7), incense is burning, and she is trying to discourage her French bulldog, Bullwinkle, a birthday gift from brother Jermaine, from nibbling at her towering Azzedine Alaïa lizard sandals. “Work helps focus all of that energy on something that is of value to you.” She’s just back from vacation, a princely three days on a beach.

“I have no clue why,” she says, “but maybe sometimes when there’s someone you don’t hear from, it’s the person you want to hear from the most.” She’s learned a lot in these past weeks.

“I always wanted to have my mother’s [Katherine Jackson] strength, but I didn’t know if it was really there.

Kerry Washington plays Kelly, a social worker married to Hill Harper's character Donald.

In one scene Kelly explains to Donald she's infertile because of an STD she contracted years ago.

And I thought it was wise for me to speak out now because it needs to be addressed." "To be honest with you, I didn't know," he continues.