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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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301.

val    

Who are you to say that Michael hated the JW's? Did you know Michael personaly? NO! YOU DID NOT....so stop saying things you don't know at all. Did you know that Michael was a JW's years ago? well he was, but he left the organization, and just because he left, it does not mean he hated the JW's, he never said anything bad against the JW's. So, you can't say he hated the JW's...and if he did, then he also hated his mother Katherine and sister Rebbie, since they are JW's and we all know how close he was with his mother, he loved her very much. So, Michael knew very well that only Katherine and sister Rebbie continued faithfully in the JW's organization.. and despite knowing this, he wanted Katherine to care for his children. So he does not hate the JW's....in fact, he probably LOVED the idea that grandma could teach his kids about Jehovah's wonderful and loving promises, something that the world can't offer. Michael knew what was best for his children, he loved them dearly. Now.....I'm hearing that Rebbie will help grandma Katherine care for the children, well that's even better!!! WOW!! I'm so happy for those kids. :)

1825 days ago
302.

Crystal McCormick    

To informal poll: Just to let you know we do not go 5 times a week to "church". It is called the kingdom hall and and it is not 5 times a week. It is 2 times a week. It is 5 sessions. One session is sing, Public discourse,sing, and congregation study of the watchtower and sing. Considered 5 cuz of the singing in between. The other is ministry school, sing and service meeting sing. We sing praises to Jehovah God. The kids were holding the book in their hands in the tmz picture. At the watchtower study we have an open bible discussion where anyone can comment on what they feel or learned. Maybe if 1 day those who have no idea what we do would see for themselves instead of just guessing or criticizing, people would be able to comment accurately. So you're clear, 2 times a week not 5 - 2 sessions in one day and 2 sessions in another day. Another thing, why don't you look up the origin of Halloween and Christmas. Christmas is not bible based it is man made. It was connected to Jesus back centuries ago. Ya know the childrens song ring around the rosey you teach your kids when they are little holds hands fall down- about the black plague- do you think that you have things in your head that you don't even know what they are about or how they came about, betcha didn't know about ring around the rosey, did you? Please before making disparaging comments know your facts. I aplaud TMZ for putting the picture of the kids getting some connection with God . They are missing their father and maybe that is the peace they will have now that he is sleeping. Maybe just maybe if people honored God more and actually loved him more than their selfish desires the world would be a better place. Try reading 2 Timothy 3: 1-5 and tell me if it doesn't describe the days we are living in. These times were predicted in the Bible, they are here and God does not lie and nothing he has said that would happen, has not come true. Pray to God not because there is trouble or someone is hurt or dying but thank him for the air you breathe and every day you are alive. So, if I had a choice like you stated I'd choose God. Thank you TMZ for free speech and Rebbie and Katherine, Jehovah will bless your integrity and your faith.

1825 days ago
303.

sha    

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

Posted at 12:10PM on Jul 23rd 2009 by sha
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Thats normal??? MJ raised them to celebrate holidays (birthdays, xmas, etc.).
This would confuse them more than ever


Posted at 12:23PM on Jul 23rd 2009 by Jacksons are all nuts


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What i meant was that even if the kids choose to live life the way they wanted (not as jw and still wants to celebrate) At least Rebbie will raise them according to bible standard. She'll do excellent on her part! Rather than being raised by crazy aunt and uncle... or crazy grandfather.. i think Rebbie is way much better even if the kids don't really want to listen. GET IT?!!

At least these kids will have a normal life.

1825 days ago
304.

Joe Schmoe    

Yes, I knew the origin of Ring Around the Rosie. I also know the origins of holidays, but embrace the fun of the pagan traditions as I'm not religiously affiliated. I think Michael did, too . . . eventually, when he could get past his Jehovah's Witness upbringing.

Here's Michael at the first Christmas he celebrated at age 35 (1993)
http://www.examiner.com/x-5590-Acting-Examiner~y2009m7d11-Michael-Jacksons-first-Christmas--Elizabeth-Taylor-happily-responsible
He says he cried in the bathroom and felt he'd done something wrong because as a JW he had learned that you never celebrate Christmas.

Clearly he wanted the children to have Christmases and birthdays and Halloweens. There are literally tons and tons of photos and videos of these kids dressed for Halloween and trick-or-treating, celebrating Christmas with a big tree and presents, or having and attending birthday parties.

I love this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjP0G5f7xqg&feature=related
Look at that humongous Christmas tree and the tons of presents. The dance Prince does for a Santa Claus sucker at about 3:10 will melt your heart!

By Christmas 2008 Michael was Islamic. For a special present he had Arnie Klein (Jewish) bring Carrie Fischer (also Jewish) to do her "Help me Obi-wan Kenobi" speech.

Oh, looks like they already had plans for Christmas 2009. Paris already bought presents for godfather Mark Lester's children and wants to go to their house in Glouchestire for the holidays (as they'd planned):
http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/news/Christmas-Gloucestershire-cards-Jackson-s-children/article-1187214-detail/article.html

So, the question is whether they'll celebrate the holidays, birthdays, Halloweens as they always have, or whether they'll be forced into that religion's views about holidays? Maybe this is covered in the trust? Elizabeth Taylor and Mark Lester are both godparents and clearly a lot of fun at Christmas. What are godparents for except to intervene in these cases?

My husband and I both come from different strict religious traditions (not JW but other usual suspects). We would not leave our children to certain family members because we don't want them brought up in those religions. We feel lucky to have gotten out of them.

1825 days ago
305.

bigman    

HAVE SHE HEARD OF TOOTHPASTE WHITING GEL

1825 days ago
306.

Jessica    

"It was on nancy Grace that Debbie is going for full Custody of the children without a doubt."

No offense, but I wouldn't trust Nancy Grace on the correct TIME OF THE DAY - especially when it comes to Michael Jackson.

That's like trying to get accurate news on Barack Obama from Rush Limbaugh!

1825 days ago
307.

Jessica    

"Larry allowed the Abuser Joe on National TV to say he did not abuse his dead Son. Joe was lucky the dead can't speak"

Yeah - isn't it convenient how Papa Joe is SUDDENLY claiming that he never touched Michael AFTER he is dead and no longer able to tell the truth???

Where were his claims of innocence when MJ first revealed the abuse SIXTEEN YEARS AGO on Oprah?

1825 days ago
308.

what    

I can't believe that the religious freaks are promoting their cult for Michaels children. Jehova Wittness is a cult of controled people who can't even think for themselves. Their elders tell them what to do and how to do it. Their preaching if Fire and brimstone, The World is coming to its End. Its Sinner repent and give money to Jehova. Last I looked God doesn't need or ask for money But the Jehova Wittness cult does they want to be part of the 20 percent charities that is in the Trust. and not chosen.. yet. That's why they have paraded Paris in front of Kingdom Hall the Cult is already abusing these children by using them to advertise their cult. Katherine is abusing and using these children by promoting her cult faith. Michael quit JW many years ago when they said his dancing was a sin. Katherine the good JW tha she is did not protect her son from this verbal abuse, but she surely had her greedy hand out for the money his sinful dancing produced. Take the time and look this cult up on the internet it is a worst joke of a belief that I have read about.

1825 days ago
309.

Wowww    

387. I can't believe that the religious freaks are promoting their cult for Michaels children. Jehova Wittness is a cult of controled people who can't even think for themselves. Their elders tell them what to do and how to do it. Their preaching if Fire and brimstone, The World is coming to its End. Its Sinner repent and give money to Jehova. Last I looked God doesn't need or ask for money But the Jehova Wittness cult does they want to be part of the 20 percent charities that is in the Trust. and not chosen.. yet. That's why they have paraded Paris in front of Kingdom Hall the Cult is already abusing these children by using them to advertise their cult. Katherine is abusing and using these children by promoting her cult faith. Michael quit JW many years ago when they said his dancing was a sin. Katherine the good JW tha she is did not protect her son from this verbal abuse, but she surely had her greedy hand out for the money his sinful dancing produced. Take the time and look this cult up on the internet it is a worst joke of a belief that I have read about.


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Wow, you are ridiculous! It's ppl like you that need the truth the most!

1825 days ago
310.

UNBELIEVABLE    

Fof those of you who say give the children to Debbie are you joking. She worked for Dr. Feel Good when he first started manipulating Michael and giving him drugs. Hello! You think she wasn't in on it. Get Real. Believe me they are checking her out too. She knows things and I'm sure she participated. She is the last person those kids should go to.

Also, Michael asked in will that children be taught in the Jehovah's Witnesses. Remember his is a Jehovah's Witnesses. The children loved him very much I'm sure they want to do it for him.

1825 days ago
311.

ZINA    

He's dead! I'm sure that makes many of of yourhappy. However, whether the the kids were his, whether he needed some sort of intervention, it really doesn't matter. Anyone that has kept up with the Jackson family over these years, regardless of his interviews. Mrs. Jackson didn't let Joe control her children, therefore I doubt if he will control Michael's children. He may have had his issues, but none of us ever walked in his shoes so just LEAVE HIM ALONE! Let the man rest in peace and his children grieve and move on. Good Luck Rebbie, Janet and Katherine. It does take a village to raise children. For those that are just full of hate, you have to live with yourself. Weird,different, or whatever you want to call him, you take away that fact that he was extremely taented and the BEST IN THE BUSINESS. I'm sure that hurts, but reality hurts.. GOOD LUCK T0 THE JACKSON FAMILY!!

1825 days ago
312.

Tired of it all    

Rebbie raised Janet's daughter.

1825 days ago
313.

Pandora    

i believ it's REBBIE not DEbbie! and good :)

1824 days ago
314.

fellow jw    

TO: I FEEL I COULD PUKE and WOWW

I had to sit here and laugh and you saying Jehovah's Witnesses are a cult. maybe you should look up the meaning of cult and get your facts straight. Where on earth did the "asking for money for Jehovah" come from. Ive been a JW for 30 years and we only ask for voluntary donations because we dont charge for the literature. We are the only organization in which the preacher on stage doesnt make a penny. I certainly "think for myself". My "elders" dont "tell me what to do". And FYI I love to dance, just like Michael Jackson. Him leaving the organization had NOTHING to do with dancing:) I guess the end of your post explains where you got your reckless information about Jehovahs Wittnesses. The INTERNET!? Seriously!?

1824 days ago
315.

Kiki    

Nancy Grace is indeed irresponsible journalism. A friend of mine was interviewed by her about a serious matter involving religious cults and child molestation and Nancy Grace ripped her apart as if SHE were the perpetrator instead of the cult leader. Nancy Grace was not the only pundit to do this--Larry King, Bill O'Reilly and a few others were equally as guilty--and Larry King actually let the cult leader's son give a recruitment speech! Yet he wouldn't let my friends counter anything the cult leader's son said.

1823 days ago
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