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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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31.

tellitlikeitis    

Yes...some good news finally. The lesser of all evils, save Janet, Rebbie seems a stable, and admirably a somewhat independent Jackson sibling (as is Janet)...advancing her career not so much on Michaels coattails but by her own merit.
If kept apart from Josephs daily reach or tutorage they should thrive under her care....and other Jackson members whose influences prove to be beneficial to their healthy emotional and physical growth.
Debbie Rowe for me was out from the get go. An early on interview that she didn't want children, they were for Michael, that she had her horses was all I ever needed to hear. And by her own admission that she was not a good mother.
I have no beef with the Jackson clan, outside of the fact that they (the matriarch and patriarch) seem to put material priorities over moral priorities.....and their recent blatant display of disrespect and disregard for the express last wishes of their son Michael.
Yes....this welcomed development might prove to be the golden ticket.

1815 days ago
32.

lankandiva    

fair enugh,just dint force them into the jehovahs witness religion,Michael wont like this..give them some spiritial guidance of course but dont put them through what michael had to go through gosh,they will get told everythng they what to do in life is a sin..they will be so scared and confused..Im catholic ad reiigious,dont get me wrong but we all knw ad saw what mj went through because of this religions strict beliefs..what about Janet,i thinkshes the beest to look after them nt too saytey will all still be apart of the kids llfe..family is important i hope ad pray that this family will come together and learn from their mistakes and fix whatever they need to its everto late..MJ will fully be smiling never ending..god bless and good luck to them al..

1815 days ago
33.

welc ome    

MJ seemed to keep everyone away, and if he didn't keep the family away like they are trying to say. Then they are just as guilty for his death by DOING NOTHING

1815 days ago
34.

welc ome    

How can any of those Jackson's sleep at night? Letting a loved one die like that? Where were they? How is it the children supposedly know them so well. ha ha what a joke. Anything for a buck.

1815 days ago
35.

ecco6t9    

Centipede!

1815 days ago
36.

crazy    

michael i love you so very very much, i love you with all my heart, no, i simply looked at. i love you, baby. michael loved rebbie most

1815 days ago
37.

Jennifer    

Well, that's wonderful! And hopefully Aunt Janet will be very involved as well. Both are lovely ladies who would provide oodles of love. Hooray Jacksons!

1815 days ago
38.

Viva La 80s    

Hope those kids like hearing "Centipede", cuz that's the only MJ written song that gets airtime at Rebbies House :-)

1815 days ago
39.

barb    

Rebbie has a career?

1815 days ago
40.

barb    

Also Michaels Girlfriend Grace?

1815 days ago
41.

crazy    

yeah, there was somethin magic on the sky, between stars....

1815 days ago
42.

Diane    

I think this would be great. By all accounts, Rebbie is the "normal Jackson". She never really sought the spotlight, because her marriage and kids were her priority. She was the first one I thought of for the kids when Michael died (4 weeks ago today already, Wow.)

1815 days ago
43.

Michael Jackson's Voice    

Just how many of you on here would actually want to be raised by a mother you never knew? One who sold you not once but TWICE? One who would rather spend her days with the horses and boozing it up? One who has displayed a violent streek? One who doesnt have a maternal bone in her GREEDY body? If any one here says they wouldnt mind a mother like that//// You are seriously DISTERED! Debbie Rowe doenst want those kids because she loves them.. she wants the MONEY!!! ALL OF IT!!! She would cuss at them and treat them worse then Cinderella. I do believe Rebbie would be a good match for them. She is not in show business and she is very setteled. The kids seem to be happy with Auntie Rebbie and I know she would cherrish these kids, just as she cherrished her little brother... For anyone to want that woman to have these kids just becasue she sold her womb to Michael .... You are NUTS!!! Maybe you all need to have a cold unloving parent in your lives just to understand what it is like... I know from experience... It isnt fun. My Vote goes to Rebbie and the Grandma... Two women who actually LOVE and bonded with these kids!!

1815 days ago
44.

Little Billy Boy    

"6. Don't believe anything on Nancy Grace!! Her show is irresponsible journalism at its worst. I used to be a Grace fan up until MJ's death. Followed her religiously through the antics of Casey Anthony. But now I realize that a lot of what Grace says about MJ is inaccurate, and presumably a ploy for ratings."

Yea, she's just a loud mouth squarehead who shouts down anybody who doesn't agree with her. And she thinks everybody wants to see pics of her damn kids every night. She is also selfish to have kids at her age just to fill a void in her life. They won't have a life as teenagers because they'll be busy changing HER diapers and clothing her and taking her to bingo or whatever.

1815 days ago
45.

Honey    

This is an interesting development. It would certainly provide the children with a stable home life along with privacy and protection that they need. Rebbie, the eldest sister no doubt helped raise her siblings, including MJ. From what I've read she seems to most closely share the same values and lifestyle as Katherine. (Both are devout JW's) . I'd say she's a safe bet on guaranteeing the Jackson family retains custody of the children.

1815 days ago
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