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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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76.

Woo Hoo!!!!    

So I guess lazy Janet wasn't up to it, huh? Well, I guess we shouldn't expect Janet to ever have kids if she's not even willing to watch her niece and nephews.

1856 days ago
77.

welc ome    

What makes you think a Jackson is going to get them, when they have a Mother? Just curious. She is the only one who has nada to lose by contesting the will and seeking custody.
MJ set her up to survive his death. He knew she would go after the kids.
Plus he simply gave his fathers share to his mother. As he knew his father is a wheeler and a dealer with money.
As far as his brothers and sisters why should they get anything they are siblings. He carried them for a long time even when he could have started on his own Old Joe said NO. he was told michaeal did not need his brothers anymore to be successful and joe said but his brothers need him. They wanted to get MJ solo and then finally MJ opend his eyes and did it himself.
His parents supported him through some bad times and no doubt he loved them. But his love was not blind.

1856 days ago
78.

Think about it... You be the Judge...    

The drama continues with the Jackson family and it far from over.
Michael's children are " The Golden Ticket" for the Jackson family in order to keep a roof over their heads and bling on their fingers. Kathernine continues to disrespect her own son by claiming he's incompetent when Michael wrote his " Will". If she's using this for grounds to contest the Will, I can't wait to see the Attorneys for the Estate take her apart in court. Michael was well enough for them to take his Money to support them all these years and now their saying .. This! Nothing like calling the kettle black...

The 1984 Pepsi Commercial tape was never to be released. Michael and only Michael had this tape. It probably was in his personal belongings at his home. The Jackson's did their Snatch and Grab and guess what is released. My Opinion Only
Greedy,.. Uncaring people and this is his own family.
From what I understand about the filming of this commercial, Michael was doing this for his Brother's because they had fallen on hard time.. It's listed on the Internet someone. My Opinion Only
Well, I guess they all finally got their wish, they hit the Jackpot at the cost of Michael's privacy. Just Show Me The Money.... We still haven't gotten to the bottom of the missing Money and Jewelry from his home. Where's is all the Children's Property, they are the one's that had legal right to the Father's Estate.
They took all they could from the home, but Katherine had to make a trip to Target to get sleeping bags and toys. Maybe they should have thought about what the children needed at the time, instead of thinking about themselves and seeing what they could score.
My Opinion Only

Wake up LAPD... Their's also Robbery to investigate in Michael's death.

1856 days ago
79.

jenne    

ABSOLUTELY!!!! Rebbie has had a stable marriage, raised successful children, Michael loved her son Austin (Auggie) as Michael called him. The children will have a structured - I don't want to say normal, non of us have 'normal' lives, but they will be Loved, they have a strong blended family, and Michael would approve. Joe Jackson needs to stay OUT of EVERYTHING, Michael did not want him involved in his financial affairs, I am sure he lives on what he made off of Michael since Michale was 5 years old. Michael has taken care of Katherine. He most likely purchased their home in Encino. I agree with a previous comment. The Jacksons should let Michael's appointed person(s) run his business, and the Jackson family should be happy with the 40% of everything there is now and what is to come. Michael was extremely fair to his mother who most likely will in the end have an estate to leave to the others. PS.Jermaine - Your tears are so heartfelt, I can hardly hold my tears back. I have been a fan of Michael's my entire life. As a recently retired teacher who is just a few years older than Michael - this has touched me as if I lost someone I knew personally. I remember on Saturday mornings in my college dorm we would gather and watch the Sat. morning Jackson 5 cartoons. We were all mostly caucasian, but we were ALL such FANS...Michael, I recently lost my beloved mother, and May God Bless Your Journey as I have prayed the same for my mother...

1856 days ago
80.

Sidney    

If his extended family is not entitled to what he left behind, who is entitled? Strangers? It's not as if he was married or he has not provided for his children. Are celebrities/wealthy people with relatives who aren't independently wealthy supposed to cut them out for not being independently wealthy? Those are the relatives most in need of help. It also shouldn't be assumed that just because others did not reach MJ's heights in entertainment that they had no income and sponged off him, or if they did that it wasn't a source of pride to be able to help. How else would someone be so generous to various causes and people from around the world without the charity that begins with home? This one - Rebbie - for example is married with a family of her own before there was a Jackson 5. When did that begin - that your family is not your responsibility. Seems like MJ would know that leaving everything to his mom would actually take care of the entire family - that way no trying to split everything into 1000 pieces in this huge family. Why leave to Janet, who has her own money and doesn't need it because some say they were close? Makes no sense to me. Families I know take care of each other, especially our parents, even when they have been imperfect. It's not about earning some amount because of how people serve you in life, it's simply about family. My .02.

1856 days ago
81.

entremedieu    

Yeah It's the best choice for kids. Michael wanted a good care for his children....Rebbie is honest and she love Michaels children....MJ i miss you

1856 days ago
82.

to little    


TMZ don't be so stupid, the courts will decide who raises those children and debbie wants her kids. What you reported n her was lies that the Jackson family was spreading. Hope she doesn't sue you for just posting anything without actually verifying.

You can not just will your children off and then have that person hand them off to someone else. The courts will decide what is best for the children. And if i were a child in that position i would at the least want to have a chance to get to know my real mother

1856 days ago
83.

FULGY    

For all we know those kids are already messed up.
Covered with blankets, father drugged up, sheltered, etc.

If they stay with the Jackson's, they may come knocking on your door
If they stay with Grace they'll join the Nation of Islam.

Give them to Debbie

As far as missing items ......LaToilet did it

1856 days ago
84.

Kate    

I forgot about Rebbie. Which is good since she's not in everybody's face with interviews. She and Janet seem like the only normal siblings.

1856 days ago
85.

crazy    

i need you michael i love you God bless your journey i love you so much

1856 days ago
86.

Sidney    

Why exactly do people assume Debbie is the pillar of sanity? Sounds more like a rather obsessed fan, a gold-digger or both. What dental hygienist ingratiates herself to her boss' celebrity client, bares his children and expects to collect a paycheck for life in exchange for not talking about it? Don't most surrogates just get medical and a carrying fee and keep it moving? If at any time she wanted to have a relationship with her parents, couldn't she have just forfeited those checks and sued for visitation?

1856 days ago
87.

holmes    

boy! there's a debbie rah rah gal around here writing under multiple names.. what a joker!
Michael knew she was all about money and he left her out of his
Will for one main reason-- SHE'S NOT THEIR MOTHER.. and he's paid her enough.

when the balance of her payments are paid off.. it's over for her. no more dinero from the Mj estate.

1856 days ago
88.

holmes    

thank you Lizzie-- you hit bulls-eye !!! Debbie was an obssessive fan of Mj and yes, she & Klein corroborated this surrogacy gambit and debs way to ingratiate herself in MJ's life.. and all for money,too.

1856 days ago
89.

FULGY    

83. Fanka111......"Rebbie is honest and she love Michaels
children"

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Really? Do you know her?

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1856 days ago
90.

welc ome    

no disrespect but rebbie wasn't too hot at singing.

1856 days ago
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