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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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256.

paris phillippe    

well doesn't look like she has had any plastic surgery like michael, janet, and latoya (years ago i was confused, i thought latoya and michael were one in the same person) this sister looks like her nose is fine but she does have sunglasses on; so if this is any indiciation she might be normal, i am okay with her having the kids.
looks like there is too much fighting over money, burial, doctors, pharmacists, enablers, so-called friends, crooks, illegial stuff all over the place, child beater, and on and on.
you see i have a problem with the dea, lapd, and all the rest, all what they are doing should have been done within the first few days of death. the coverup has long been underway and stuff thrown out, like tapes, etc.
gotta get some real good attorneys to straighten out this mess.

1897 days ago
257.

ly9512    

Good! I love this sister. She is so responsible and amazing. She isn't a psycho like the rest, and she knows how to keep a low profile. I would actually love to see her get custody.

1897 days ago
258.

Doodles    

I called this within 48 hours of MJ's death. Rebbie is the best choice, hands down! She is an experienced, successful mother who is grounded and securely married for over 20 years. Finally!

1897 days ago
259.

FULGY    

If you look at the older boys profile and Dr Klein's profile, you'll notice they have the same nose

1897 days ago
260.

Lynne    

Mj and the kids lived in Vegas before...He also found a house there that he was looking into buying after his tour was done. He wanted to turn into Neveland 2 ....You know these children are the innocent victims here...They have lost thier father, I don't think it would be fair if they lose the only family that they know..It really doesn't matter what you or I think about the Jackson family, We don't know this family, We have only heard bits and pieces here and there over the years....MJ had a will drawn up for a reason, It is his wish that his mother raise the children, If we his "Fans" cared so much about him then we as his "fans" should accept his wishes...

1897 days ago
261.

sydney    

So Rebbie will move the kids to Vegas?????? NOT a good idea since that will put them in close proximity to Grandpa Joe!!

1897 days ago
262.

LakersFan    

I don't think the court is going to be happy if they award custody to Katherine (which will most likely happen) and then Kathrine turns around and gives the kids to Rebbie and moves them to Las Vegas. The children need to be close to their grandmother and if they are living in Las Vegas how will they be able to see her? Katherine has lived in California most of her life and the Jacksons are basically a California family. If Rebbie takes them to live with her in Vegas will they have to constantly travel back to California to visit Katherine? Katherine is too old to constantly travel to Vegas to see them. Katherine is 79 years old and the children should be spending significant time with her because although it's a sad thought Katherine (and Joe) might not be living much longer. I think Katherine should have full custody and they should appoint an additional guardian to help her. Whoever decides to help Katherine with the kids needs to move in with her at the Encino, CA home not move them and create a barrier. Maybe if Rebbie does want to be involved in this way she should consider moving her family to a home near Katherine's house that way atleast it would just be a short drive or possibly even a walk to Katherine's house. I know Rebbie has been said to have a beautiful family life and it would be great for the kids to experience this type of family love but I think Janet seemed to be a perfect the kids. When you see Janet you can't help but think of Michael. Even after all the plastic surgery they were still so connected that you could see Michael in Janet and Janet in Michael. I hope this is all speculation and this is not a final decision. I know Jermaine said the kids would be staying with Katherine because they wanted to fulfill Michael's final wishes. Plus someone did make a point that Joe Jackson lives in Vegas and so does Rebbie which may completely throw out the idea of Rebbie getting the children and moving them over there since Debbie Rowe is working to ensure Joe Jackson is NOT involved at all.

1897 days ago
263.

London not England    

LISTEN AMERICA....!
DO NOT...I REPEAT...DO...NOT WORRY ABOUT THE JACKSON FAMILY. THAT CASH COW
HAS ONLY BEGUN TO MOO.....
I'VE SEEN THE JACKSON FAMILY COMPOUND IN ENCINO....AND IT AIN'T EXACTLY THE SLUMS OF INDIANA ...!
THEY HAVE A SPRRRRRRAWLING ESTATE OUT THERE...AND AS FOR THIS "ALLOWANCE" SHE'S ASKING FOR....IT'S PROBABLY SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF $10,000.00 PER WEEK. FOR EACH CHILD!
AND AS FAR AS THOSE SOON TOO BE SPOILED SNOBBISH BRATS.....
WHILE THE REST OF AMERICA IS WONDERING "IF" THEY'LL BE ABLE TO SEND THEIR KIDS TO COLLEGE, OR AFFORD TO GET SICK, OR EVEN KEEP A JOB LONG ENOUGH TO SEE THEIR KIDS GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL, PARIS
, BLANKET AND PRINCE MICHAEL THE 2ND WILL BE JETTING OFF TO PRIVATE SWISS ACADEMY'S AND LIVING THE LIFESTYLE OF THE "WEALTHY AND FAMOUS" FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES....
IF THOSE KIDS WERE TEENS RIGHT NOW, THEY'D MAKE THE LIFESTYLE OF PARIS HILTON LOOK LIKE A TRAILER TRASH REUNION.
THEY WILL HAVE FERRARI'S, AND PORSCHE AND DESIGNER CLOTHES
UP THE WAZOO.......AND DOING COCAINE WITH ALL THEIR SNOBBY FRIENDS, LIKE SURI CRUISE, AND ANGELINA JOELE'S, and MADONNA'S KIDS!!!!
AND THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING!
SO DON'T WASTE YOUR SYMPATHIES ON THOSE BRATS!
CAUSE THEY WON'T BE THINKING ABOUT YOU IN YOUR LOWLY LITTLE $250k HOUSE, MAKING YOUR $50k A YEAR SALARY...
TRUST ME!
SO PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT WORRY

1897 days ago
264.

LakersFan    

Here is some additional info on Rebbie.

As of now, Katherine is temporary guardian of Jackson's children. Rebbie has three grown children -- all singers. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Nathaniel Brown, for over forty years.

Leonard Rowe, a Jackson family friend, told CBS that either Rebbie or Katherine would be an ideal guardian for the children. "It wouldn't surprise me at all for Rebbie to assist her [Katherine] in caring for the kids."

1897 days ago
265.

carissa    

I thought Janet was going raise them. That's what it says in a OK! article. But if the children are happy, that's all that matters. I don't know much about Rebbie, but I'm sure she'll be a great mom. R.I.P Michael.

1897 days ago
266.

Crystal McCormick    

When I read that Rebbie could be raising the kids, my hopes for them rose. They will be raised with morals and conscience and the ability to know Jehovah and his magnificent qualities. They will be loved, taken care of and treated like children and they will not be put above anyone else in the kingdom hall. There will be mo cameras and they will be comfortable . We live a life that conforms to the way that God wants us to live not an anything goes lifestyle. We follow God's word as truth and we do not have to worry about the things that the world offers as far as immoral lifestyles and being lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God. We go door to door the only religion, and we do not get paid and no one who is a Jehoavah's Witness gets paid. We volunteer our time for free. We do not have tithing and do not teach babylonian false god teachings such as hellfire and the trinity. If Michael Jackson did not get burn he probably would not have left the religion. The prescription drugs and the delving in to the occult in his thriller video bothered his conscience. He had a heart of gold and cared about people and wrote that being a Jehovah's witness was one of the happiest times in his life. When he left his life went downward. Yes, he had fame and fortune but his relationship with God that he had before was gone. Even his Rabbi friend on Larry King said that. I pray that Rebbie raises the kids and I do believe that his nanny who may also be a Jehovah's witness would be there too. This is very good news and let us make it perfectly clear, Joe Jackson was not and probably will never be a Jehovah's Witness. But his mom and his sister Rebbie are and they are happy and know that their relatonship with God is the most important thing in their lives. They will love those kids and do the best they can and as adults like their aunts and uncles make their decision to put god 1st in their lives or not but they will be taught. Jehovah gives us all free will. Those ones who make negative comments about us are usually ones that were former or lapsed or know nothing about who we are are and what we believe. But you know when we come to your door who we are and we come to your door because it is not only a commandment from God but we love our fellow neighbor as ourself and want all to come to an accurate knowledge of the Bible. I will be praying that those kids get that chance.

1897 days ago
267.

CC    

whoever does that "first" crap- get a hobby.

and yay, hopefully those kids will have some sense of normalcy in their lives.

1897 days ago
268.

Wowww    

OKAY, LET ME GUYS HELP YOU OUT ON SOME THINGS:

Jehovah's Witnesses are NOT a cult. Whoever said that is ridiculous.

There is no such thing as JW school, cause I'm pretty sure I've been in public my whole life

AND JOE JACKSON IS NOT A JW!! NEVER HAS BEEN.

I'm sure you're asking, what makes you sooo sure. Because I am one! If those kids end up with Rebbie they will be raised to have a normal life, not some shut in cult life that some you believe will happen. And although I'm pretty sure that Rebbie will take them to the meetings, she will more than likely not force them to give up holidays and birthdays, and will prolly just let thier Aunts and Uncles handle that.

1897 days ago
269.

Love you Michael    

They say, it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but an entire life to forget them.

1897 days ago
270.

KMargo    

LISTEN.... WHY IS THIS GOOD??? SHE LIVES NEAR HER DAD JOE JACKSON...... WHO WILL BE OVERSEEING THE CHILDREN'S WELFARE? KATHERINE ALL THE WAY FROM CALIFORNIA??? NOT A GOOD IDEA...

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