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Michael Jackson's Kids to be Raised By Aunt

7/23/2009 3:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rebbie JacksonMultiple sources in the Jackson family tell us even if Katherine Jackson gets custody of Michael Jackson's kids, Michael's big sister Rebbie Jackson will raise the children.

The 59-year-old singer, who shares a home in Las Vegas with her hubby of over 20 years, has kept a low public profile, but privately she has been deeply involved in the lives of Michael's children.

We're told Rebbie is currently living with Katherine at the family's Encino home and is caring for the kids day-to-day. As for the kids ... they all adore her.

Although the family is divided on many issues involving Michael's estate, we're told there's no argument when it comes to Rebbie caring for the kids. Whether she eventually becomes the custodial parent in name or not, she will end up with the primary responsibility of raising Michael's three children.


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Yvonne    

First haha

1883 days ago
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cherryblossoms    

the family is going to get help from everyone no matter who raises them or not the whole family will still be part of their lives. This is a very difficult time for all of them even though I know they wont be left alone soon I wish they would be. Whoever gets custody of the kids in their family is good but right now thats all hearsay no one really knows what will happen for sure. Its tough to raise any kids and she has kids too but if she can do it then thats good for her, she seems like a nice lady and would make a good guardian.

1883 days ago
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Chico    

YAY!!!!!! This is the best choice by far. Finally, we get some good news about the kids. Everybody that's listening to all the negative rumors about the Jacksons (except for Joe, ugh) can eat their words. I'm very happy for these children.

1883 days ago
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FULGY    

Blanket looks like Miko Brando

1883 days ago
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welc ome    

I heard today that rumours about Debbie working things out is just that , rumours from the Jackson side.
It was on nancy Grace that Debbie is going for full Custody of the children without a doubt.
They have quit talking about her now , since she slapping them with law-suits.

1883 days ago
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Chico    

Don't believe anything on Nancy Grace!! Her show is irresponsible journalism at its worst. I used to be a Grace fan up until MJ's death. Followed her religiously through the antics of Casey Anthony. But now I realize that a lot of what Grace says about MJ is inaccurate, and presumably a ploy for ratings.

1883 days ago
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af001    

i pray whomever ends up w/these kids would raise them how michael would want. it saddens me because no one can be the parent they want like michael. it's a big change for these kids and i'll keep them in my prayers. other than michael rebbie is stable and low key. but i believe janet would be able to relate to them more being she's younger and would travel and do fun things w/them like michael. as long as their fat ass greedy mother don't get custody i'll be happy.

1883 days ago
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Moni    

that's good.! SHe the normal one out of the family. I'm glad she's takin care of them. :)

1883 days ago
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balls    

balls

1883 days ago
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Ohio    

I just bought an OK magazine that said the kids want to live with Janet Jackson. Do any of these media outlets have any idea or are they just pulling us in with their speculation? Michael's kids will probably end up with Debbie. She'll probably be a decent mom. I wouldn't want to be her when they ask why she wasn't around for them before.

1883 days ago
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rentworx@bigpond.com    

Good on Rebbie, there is always someone good in the back of public pap, and it sounds like the kids like her....and that is the main thing, remember the kids have lost there dad and a loving person they trust and know is the best way help these kids through such a bad thing happening. Media Leave the kids alone.

1883 days ago
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Babyfacemagee    

The clock is ticking on some arrests. My bet is that Michael Jackson was using Propofol for years as a sleep aid and was scoring it from multiple sources. Dr. Klein, Dr. Murray...who else? I wouldn't be surprised if their reluctance to keep providing the drug to Michael caused him to break off relationships and go 'doctor shopping' until he found another star struck doctor willing to feed his addiction for sleep via Propofol. We could have a whole line up of docs through the years here folks. It'll all come out in the trial...

http://www.MichaelJacksonManslaughterTrial.com

1883 days ago
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Ripley    

Rebbie was always my favorite Jackson because she seemed the most normal and the only one who didn't get her nose done. She is the best looking Jackson sister by far.

too bad michael didn't think of his kids when he was paying folks to be put in a coma, though. that's so messed up!!

1883 days ago
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welc ome    

MJ was reclusive probably why Debbie wasn't around. Just like his family was kept away.

1883 days ago
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welc ome    

It isn't up to the Jackson greeds to start trying to figure out who will raise the kids. Diana Ross will be asked by the courts also, since Katherine is way too old for this.
But Debbie is thier Mother and she not severed her rights.

1883 days ago
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