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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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136.

Homie1Kanobe    

126. BREAKIN NEWS..BREAKIN NEWS....BREAKIN NEWS.....NANCY GRACE IS A BITCH !!!!
AND NOW..FRIEND...A PICTURE OF THE TWINS......!~!

Posted at 9:07AM on Jul 23rd 2009 by Kevin

Thankyou Kevin, We all needed a break from B>S> this morning

1867 days ago
137.

haven here    

I don't care much for Joe Jackson either, BUT it was Katherine Jackson who contacted the attorney after Michael's death, on the very day he died, and within a matter of an hour or two after Michael was declared dead. Joe was in Vegas when Michael died. He made his way to the compound but it was hours after Michael died. Then he and Katherine met with the attorney she has retained to perhaps contest Michael's will. To contest his will Katherine has to contend Michael was not of sound mind when it was written. Nothing says loving like a money hungry MAMA. Michael loved her for what he believed her to be not for what she is showing herself to be. Rebbie lived in California until she wanted to restart her singing career which never was anything too great. I believe she is aligned with Joe Jackson in that enterprise. Where is her husband? Did he quit his job and move to Vegas, too? Katherine Jackson was already given three bank accounts which pays the house payment, household expenses, and household help. The brothers should be ashamed for living there. I guess they learned their using behavior at the knees of Katherine and Joe. The Jackson's are a morally corrupt bunch of vultures not a family.

1867 days ago
138.

haven here    

Rebbie has been used by the Jackson family, too. She took care of the younger children when Joe and KATHERINE took them on the road. The Jackson family has thrown her name out there because she is the only family member to break away and live some semblance of a normal life. She shouldn't have the children now that she is interested in promoting her own singing career. She has taken care of Jackson kids all of her life. She, like Michael, has been fed upon by the parasites commonly called the Jackson family. They will suck the life out of her just as they did Michael. She needs a time for herself.

1867 days ago
139.

who gives a shit    

Uh, the courts will say who get's the children. And is the state of California going to let Rebbie take them to Las Vegas? And what about the fact that Joe (the abuser) Jackson lives in Vegas? He will get his hands on them b4 you know it. He may look old and not able to cause trouble but watch out! This man is evil! And what with the Jehovah Witness thing. Did they give all their money to JW and that is why they are broke?

1867 days ago
140.

Hollyweird    

Wow. Sounds like she's normal. That a rarity for a Jackson family member. At least MJ's children will have, perhaps, some peace and stability with Rebbie and her hubby.

1867 days ago
141.

mrs h    

Debbie Rowe tried again and again to be allowed to see her children. She testified to this in Court, her testimony is still available online. She was kept away from those children deliberately by Michael Jackson he broke promise after promise to her. He was despicable for keeping those children from their mother and telling them they didnt have a mother.
Its not up to the Jacksons to decide where those children go, its up to their mother Debbie Rowe.

1867 days ago
142.

BeBe    

The only issue I see, Rebbie lives in Vegas and JOE lives in Vegas. Other than that, How lucky the kids are to be raised by such and stable person.

1867 days ago
143.

ms    

really i wanna be with you daily, how could we do that. think

1867 days ago
144.

Seriously    

Katherine is way too old to take care of those kids. Besides she didn't protect her own kids from Joe's abuse!
Hopefully Rebbie isn't a woman with mental problems like most of the Jacksons.

1867 days ago
145.

just sayen    

Omer Bhatti Michael Jackson imitator, friend & possible son awaiting DNA testing;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0HLjwUn5E4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGlW0UFvjXY&feature=related


RIP Michael

1867 days ago
146.

liz    

Well, of all the Jacksons, Rebbie seems the most normal and stable. Janet is way too busy with her career and life to put the kind of time into raising 3 children that these kids will need.

Hopefully their mom Debbie can have visitation so that they will gradually develop a relationship with her, I think that will be good to consider their future. Yes, 59 isn't young, but she is an experienced mom, and it isn't 79.

1867 days ago
147.

Sunni    

I NEVER FOLLOWED NANCY GRACE MUCH UNTIL THIS MJ INCIDENT...AND THIS WOMAN IS OUT FOR RATINGS. HER SHOW SPREADS FALSE INFO AND SHE SITS THERE AND TRIES TO MAKE THINGS ISSUES. SHE IS NO BETTER THAN JERRY SPRINGER. HER BRAND OF JOURNALISM IS AWFUL. I HAVE STOPPED WATCHING THIS BLOND INDIOT AND SHE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HERSELF. LETS TALK ABOUT HER AND HAVING KIDS AT AGE 48. NOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE A STORY. SHE WOULD BE ALL OVER SOMEONE ELSE HAVING TWINS AT THAT AGE. HER SHOW SHOULD BE ADVERTISED FOR WHAT IT IS...TABLOID JOURNALISM NO MORE NO LESS. SHE IS NOT CREDITABLE AND NEITHER ARE MOST OF HER SO CALLED EXPERT GUEST.

1867 days ago
148.

Simone    

I always thought that Rebbie was the most sane and balanced person in the entire Jackson family. I hope she does become the primary caregiver of Michael's kids because they certainly deserve it. Now more than ever, they need normalcy in their lives and strong and positive female figure.

1867 days ago
149.

just me    

22. How come Michael's half sister, Joh'Vonnie Jackson is never mentioned? Joe had an extra marital affair in 1974 with Cheryl Terrell that resulted in the birth of Joh'Vonnie. She's a flight attendant and I don't hear her trying to grab money from the estate. Maybe she could raise the children!

Posted at 3:00AM on Jul 23rd 2009 by No way!

I was thinking about that a few days ago...notice how its been kept away from the MEDIA! I thought he had a child out of that affair! Thanks for the update!

SEE...TMZ...We ARE BETTER THAN YOUR HOUND DOGS! LEAVE IT TO THOSE WHO REALLY DIG! NICE ONE NO WAY!

1867 days ago
150.

RJ    

Rebbie was married at 19 years of age and has been married to the same man for over 40 years.

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