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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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Dobre    

We love Rebbie. Rebbie will be good for the children.

1815 days ago
287.

Leslie H    

Yahoo! I hope this rumor is true. She is the most stable of them all, has children already, and is of fine moral character. This is the best thing I have seen come out of all this mess.

1815 days ago
288.

Sidney    

Man, I wish Judge Judy was calling the shots.

1815 days ago
289.

monique    

I hope either michael's mom or sister raises the kids as Jehova's witnesses. They have the hope to see Michael again very soon, and I'm sure that Michael wanted that because he knew about this.

1815 days ago
290.

THE CHILDREN ARE NOT BEING PROPERLY SUPERVISED...PERIOD!    


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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.

OF COURSE NOT, ALL THE REST OF THEM WANT IS THE MONEY????, LATOYA, JERMAINE, RANDY, MARLON, JACKIE, TITO,and THE REST OF THE MONEY HUNGRY OFF SPRING LEECHES.....
AND
JERMAINE CAN'T AND WON'T SUPPORT HIS OWN KIDS, SO WE KNOW HE AIN'T GONNA HAVE A HAND IN RAISING THEM.

1815 days ago
291.

pellyma    

This article says that Rebbie's home is in Las Vegas and after MJ, died she came to Encino. But for how long???
If she gets the children will she go back? You know who else lives there... grandpa Joe!!!
closer and closer!!!
By the way... I didn't like that HUGE hat she wore at the memorial. Toooo much...

1815 days ago
292.

sydney    

Just wondering.......do you think the kid janet gave to rebie may have been retarded/disabled and that's why she gave "it" away?? As compared to placing "it" in an institution as they used to do in "the old days"?

1815 days ago
293.

mjjfan50    

LAST WEEK Cover Story on OK!: "Michael Jackson’s Kids Want to Stay With Janet"

sources tell OK!, that appears to be just what Prince, Paris and Blanket want most.“All three want Janet to read to them at night,” a Jackson family friend says. “They just melt into her arms when she walks into the house.” The feeling is mutual, adds the insider. “Janet has completely bonded with those children in the last two weeks,” the friend continues. “She has been their rock. It’s clear to everyone that they are looking to her for comfort and guidance.” “Janet is not only willing to raise those children, she is also the only relative who knows how to protect them,” the insider tells OK!. “Janet knows the value of a private life and knows how to keep her personal life out of the news. She is determined to do that for Michael’s children. She is saying that he would want no less for them, pointing out how far he went to shelter them.”


THIS WEEK'S HEADLINE: "Michael Jackson's Kids to be Raised By Aunt"

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.


NEXT WEEK HEADLINE: "Michael Jackson's Kids to be Raised By Latoya" (stay tuned)


This ALL sounds like a PR stunt by the Jackson family, just like all those "Debbie is selling the kids again" bull that was fed to the media.

1815 days ago
294.

Prettiestblack    

I AM TRULY HAPPY TO HEAR THERE'S SOME PEACE WHEN IT COMES TO THOSE ADORABLE CHILDREN MJ HAD TO LEAVE HEAR. GOD KNOWS WHAT'S BEST AND I ALWAYS KNEW MRS. JACKSON HAD NO WORRIES AS FAR AS MJ CHILDREN ARE CONCERNED, BECAUSE OF HER MEEKNESS AND LOVE SHE PUT INTO THAT FAMILY. I WISH THE JACKSON FAMILY ALL THE BLESSINGS THEY CAN HANDLE IN THIS LIFE TIME. GOD TOOK THE FLOWER(MICHAEL JACKSON) SHE(MRS. JACKSON) WATERED ALL 50 YEARS, GOD GAVE HER, UNTIL IT WAS TIME TO PUT IT INTO HIS BOUQET. IT BRING HIM JOY TO LOOK UPON HIS CHOOSEN VESELS AND SAY JOB WELL DONE, YOU SEE GOD LOOKS AT THE HEART AND INTENT THE HEART HAS AND NO ONE CAN TAKE THE GIFTS GOD PLACED IN MJ NO MATER HOW MUCH THEY EXPLOIT MJ NAME. BE BLESSED JACKSONS AND REST IN PEACE MICHAEL JACKSON WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE THE LOVE YOU LEFT US TO SHARE WITH EACH OTHER IN YOUR LOVING MEMORY I PROMISE YOU THAT AND REBBIE YOU RUN WITH THE PATON IT'S YOUR TIME TO SHINE IT'S YOUR TIME NOW GOD WILL TRULY BLESS YOU FOR STEPPING IN AND SHOWING MJ HOW MUCH YOU LOVED HIM BECAUSE HE LOVED MICHAEL, PARIS, AND BLANKET WITH ALL THE LOVE IN HIM BE BLESSED JACKSONS AND ANYONE PRAYING WITH THAT FAMILY AND YES GOD BLESS MR. JOE BECAUSE MRS. JACKSON LOVES HER MAN UNCONDITIONALLY OK ! ! !

1815 days ago
295.

pellyma    

TYRA quote: "OMG HAHAHA,BOY 1/2 THE PEOPLE ON HERE IS FUNNY.WHY IS EVERYBODY AFRAID OF JOE.DO 1/2 OF U KNOW THIS FAMILY PERSONALY"

Do YOU know Joe personally?
But I suppose you could form an opinion about someone just by watching them talk, right?
Well, I'been watching big mister Joe after MJ died (before I didn't know him...) and it's not so hard to see through...
Do you find him funny? cute? nice?

1815 days ago
296.

Joe Schmoe    

I asked my young daughter if she'd like to go stay with someone who lived on a horse ranch with 30 horses and 11 dogs, or if she'd like to go live with a family that went to church five days a week and didn't celebrate birthdays, Christmas, or Halloween. Can you guess which she preferred? hmmmm, that's a tough one for a child, isn't it? Horseback riding and puppies, OR church 5 times/week and no more birthdays, Christmases or Halloweens? LMAO!

1815 days ago
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fellow jw    

Its funny that the only concern with them being raised as one of Jehovahs witnesses is that they cant celebrate holidays or get presents. That just exposes the celebrating of those holidays for what they are. A selfish celebration of pagan traditions. Its all about the presents. They will be raised with knowledge and truth of how those celebrations began. Ive was raised as a JW and never once felt deprived of anything. Brainwashed? Not even close. Priviledged to be born into a family that was taught the truth from the bible. The children would attend the Kingdom Hall two times a week, not 5. My two daughters I guarantee will never say they were deprived of anything. Rebbie would be the best thing for those children by far.

1815 days ago
298.

Mememememememe    

MICHAEL JACKSON KNEW HIS SISTER REBBIE....WHY DIDN'T HE INCLUDE HER IN HIS WILL? HE DID NOT WANT HER TAKING CARE OF HIS KIDS. DIANA ROSS IS LISTED. HE COULD HAVE LISTED OTHER PEOPLE AND CHOSE NOT TO LIST THOSE OTHER PEOPLE.

1815 days ago
299.

val    

Hey bree--- Those kids have a better opportunity to live a much happier life, even if they don't celebrate any Holidays... And, if it's about the gifts that worries you...they will recieve gifts from grandma and auntie Rebbie any time of the year, just because.....not because it's their birthday or christmas. Plus, the most important gift for them is that they will get to learn straight from the bible, so many wonderful things...like, Jehovah's loving promise of eternal life here on earth turned into a paradise John 17:3. So, don't feel sorry for them... instead be happy, cause those kids are in good hands.

1815 days ago
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Tutti Froooooty    

That seems like the logical choice. She has been married for 20 years and seems to have all the free time and resources to take care of these angel babies.

1815 days ago
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