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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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thats good that the kids will be going with her. she's a private person and has layed low during this sad time and for her whole life infact. i never heard of her until 3 months ago. (:
but i also think janet should be part of the kids' life. shes the PERFECT age for having kids around there ages. she'll be around for a long time. but for now the kids should be with rebbie . (:

rest in peace michael. (:

1913 days ago


His music, his dance, his words, the songs will live on.
To the greatest entertainer that every graced earth and to a wonderful, sensitive human being - you are missed but may you rest in peace. The world has come to know and embrace you more since your death and I hope you can see the outpouring of love and sadness that your absence has brought.
May your kids know that they and always feel the words from your song "you're not alone..."
MJ forever...
Take care.

1913 days ago

Valerie Fuller    

I think that Rebbie having custody of the children would be the best thing that ever happened to them considering Katherine's age now; not saying that Katherine is not capable of taking care of the children because she would have their best interest, but Katherine has raised her kids and is really too old to care for three young children. Rebbie is 59 and still considered somewhat young enough to handle the responsibility. Both Katherine and Rebbie will also see to it that the children get what they need spiritually by attending the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ensuring that these children have the truth which leads to the "Real Life". I wish them all the best...I know that it is in Jehovah's hands and he will see to it that everything is worked out in the best interest of the entire family.

1912 days ago


I think every last one of you all who think you know this family the way you chose to need to keep your mouths shut. This is a family where no matter what "Blood is Thicker Than Water". I am so tired of you all thinking you know about this one and that one. Unless you have actually met them face to face and talked a descent conversation with them - You don't know jack about them. They are a very down to earth family, yes I have gotten the chance to meet them all and have been to the house. Give them the "RESPECT" Give Michael his "DUE RESPECT" and leave them alone. If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say nothing at all. I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THE WHOLE BASHING (MICHAEL AND THE FAMILY). Also, I think that everyone who has ever given Michael a shot or pills need to be held accountable for his death. GREED was the only thing on all of your minds. Yes, I am hurting because I adore this family from day one and it's sickening to me what the media is making out of all of this as well as the "GREEDY-ASS" folks (Mrs. Jackson excuse my language). Michael is now with the heavenly father and no one can criticize, ridicule or do any harm to him. I know he is with the maker because of the deed he has done down here on earth so with that being said "LEAVE HIM ALONE & LEAVE THE FAMILY ALONE! Just stop dogging them around!

1912 days ago


Why are so many people against Michael's mother? Not only did she raise him, but she has always been in his corner through the good and the bad times. I saw a post recently wondering why she should recieve money from the estate. Why shouldn't she. Should the money go to his money grubbing so-called friends that are emerging after his death for a few seconds of fame? Maybe all of the estate should go to the attorneys that cashed in on his fame during his life. It is great that he took care of his mother financially. How is his financial contribution to his mother different than most celebrities? How should we feel about any person who has done well financially, but fails to take care of the women that gave birth to him? There was a time that Michael's mother held a job (jobs we probably wouldn't dream of doing) and supported her family.After all, Michael left the money to his children and his mother along with charities. I think he was the best authority on where he wanted his money to go and who should care for his beloved children.

1900 days ago

mae west34    

I think that should've been ordered in the beginning. She seem to be more stable than any of them. That would be in the best interest of the children anyway. Shee seems to be more like the motherly type. Besides Katherine is up in age, not saying that she couldn't care for the kids, but she should let Rebbie care for the kids.

1898 days ago

linda johnson    

People need to stop all this badgering against Michael because this man was not perfect by (as we all aren't), Whether Michael was on Demerol, Percocet, or Morphine(Ipray to God that he wasn't),He trusted this *so-called* DR. with his life and because DR MURRAY abandoned Michael for *flipping* phone calls from his many girlfriends,the world lost a beautiful icon!!!There will be many imitators,but no duplicators! there is only one Michael Jackson(besides his beloved namesakes)..loveyoumore Michael& may you rest in paradise!

538 days ago
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