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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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Moni Goy    

That's a good news

1889 days ago
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FULGY    

Rebbie is a Jackson! Just because shes stayed out of the public eye doesn't make her normal

1889 days ago
18.

debbsumm    

A good choice all around I believe...

1889 days ago
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welc ome    

Also Michaels Girlfriend Grace should end up where-ever those kids end up. They will have enough trust fund to pay for Grace.
She has raised them since birth with MJ.

1889 days ago
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dee    

Good idea, but just how far is Rebbie's home from Joe's home in Las Vegas where he lives most of the time? Rebbie's children are grown and she has grandchildren. I hope she is up for raising 3 tweens. It seems like she has always had a stable home and marriage unlike any of the rest of the family except for Marlon.

1889 days ago
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Paparazzo@frog.cc    

Anybody is better than that senile old bag.

1889 days ago
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Sue    

The Jackson family is one of the strongest, most loving families I have ever seen. Whomever raises these children will do a wonderful job I am sure. All of the family will be involved and they will all love these kids. Those children are very lucky to have such a strong, stable family. It just saddens me that Michael will not be around to take part. He will be watching over them as the true angel he always was. God bless the Jackson family.

1889 days ago
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FULGY    

I vote for Debbie with Grace for their Nannie

1889 days ago
24.

dee    

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!

1889 days ago
25.

sha    

Rebbie is one of active Jehovah's Witnesses. That's why she's so normal!!!!

1889 days ago
26.

a long time Leno fan!    

Finally, good positive news AND a gorgeous picture - what's with the terrible shots of such a beautiful family??

1889 days ago
27.

DangerBaby    

You must have missed the video (on TMZ) during which she was joking about Percocet and drug taking in general. Keep her away from the kids!

1889 days ago
28.

dee    

Some black people get really upset when they hear of white people raisig children of color. So why is it OK for black people to raise these white kids? I don't care one way or the other, but why the double standard?

1889 days ago
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DangerBaby    

I was referring to Debbie (making jokes about drugs), not Rebbie. No to Debbie, Yes to Rebbie!!

1889 days ago
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welc ome    

Here is a great link
http://fametastic.co.uk/archive/20090722/17392/debbie-rowe-had-shrine-to-kids/#more-17392

KEEP THOSE KIDS AWAY FROM THOSE CRZY JACKSON FAMILY

1889 days ago
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