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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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106.

Camilla    

Has anyone ever asked the kids who with they wanna stay???????????????????????????
BUT PLEASE, LET THEM AWAY FROM JOE. Discusting human.... he looks like a monster. HATE HIM... Crap miserable. It's a pitty Michael left us before Joe.

1729 days ago
107.

stalkers are scum    

Yes, Rebbie is a Jehovah's Witness. In fact she is a pioneer, meaning goes full time door to door preaching.

1729 days ago
108.

Athena    

Those poor kids don't have a chance...

1729 days ago
109.

Chris Rock    

1729 days ago
110.

toni    

TMZ get your facts straight Rebbie has been married to her high school sweetheart for 40 years not 20.

1729 days ago
111.

Grandma of Four    

HELLO???!!! Hate to mention this little fact but the Jackson family is outrageous in all their decisions!!! This has NOT come before a judge yet and you can bet after all the foolishness that has been going on a JUDGE will give the question of guardianship some long, hard thought! This family is OUT OF CONTROL on so many subjects it is hard to keep count! Rebbie lives in LAS VEGAS with her husband of 20 years (NEAR dear old dad, I might add) and she is....WHAT....going to pick up and move to Encino and her husband is going to like this?????? I do not think so! A judge is not just going to hand those kids over and let them leave the state! You can bet Debbie Rowe is going to have A LOT to say about any of this!

The smartest thing the Jackson's could do is SHUT UP, STOP trying to change MJ will, and call off the "reliable sources"...right this minute!

I still say this is about MONEY...MONEY...MONEY and CONTROL of the MONEY for as long as they possibly can get it!

MJ....should have been smart and re-written that will for the life he was living on June 25! I, quite frankly, am amazed he did not do that. He was smart enough to put a "no challenge" clause in there! Now let's see if a judge will be smart enough to uphold it!

1729 days ago
112.

paatee    

Finally some good news for the kids. Rebbie and Miss Katherine the best thing that can happen to the kids

1729 days ago
113.

MichaelSavage    

WHO GIVES A RATS ASS!!!!!

1729 days ago
114.

alenda    

First you said it was Janet, now you're saying Rebbie. Who's it going to be next, Marlon and his wife of 32 years? Admit it TMZ: you know nothing about the Jackson's peronal family matters.

1729 days ago
115.

Michael Jackson    

I wish the MJ autopsy photos would be released to the public. I'd love to see the freak sliced and diced.

1729 days ago
116.

Wow    

I think this is an excellent choice. Rebbie has raised 3 kids already, unlike the childless LaToya and Janet. She's already in their lives and their relationship is already established.

1729 days ago
117.

Grandma of Four    

Forgot to mention the fact that the 2 older Jackson kids were born of a legal marriage and both parents are on the birth certificate PLUS Debbie Rowe has legal and parental standing as her rights as the biological mother are in place. HOW in the world are the Jackson's going to manage to erase all of THAT?

And, Rebbie has a family of her own with her husband of over 40 years. SHE is willing to completely re-arrange her own settled life to take on this responsibility?


No matter what, this is about MONEY! Katherine is far too old, she is making questionable legal decisions, Joe is right behind her, and all the sibs are trying to figure out how to get in on the action! WHAT a spectacle!

1729 days ago
118.

lanam    

I think Rebbie is a good choice. I was leaning towards Janet, but her career is still going strong. Rebbie is settled and has raised her chlldren so she has alot of exprience. As for Rowe, I dont know what to think of her. I know one thing Michael would NOT want his children to be separated from each other, all 3 chldren should stay together. I mean they are confused enough, tearing Blanket away from Paris and Prince would make things even worse. Blanket is very close to Paris and Prince -- esp. Paris she was taking care of him at the memorial like a very caring older sister, it was sweet. They have alot of pictures of this at the memorial. As long as they stay away from Joe, I think they will be fine. Katherine definitely needs to be in their lives as well, even if one of her children raise them, which I am sure she will..

1729 days ago
119.

fordtocarr    

GOOD!!! Rebbie is the stable one in the family...the one who never runs to the media. The oldest and has children...prob. grandchildren even. I thought she'd be doing it when I saw the children at the Kindom Hall. Let's hope, for the children, she manages to give them a normal life outside of entertainment.

1729 days ago
120.

dogcatcher    

really it does not matter if the kids are with Katherine , Rebbie or any other Jackson Papa Joe Jackson is still running things and will get the money someway somehow. If Katherine couldn't protect Michael in her youth at 79 what can she really do. Plus the family fears Joe. Michael seems to be the only defiant one probably because he had the power and the money to shut him out.

I'd like to see Michaels wishes honored, BUT He clearly didn't want Joe to be involved with anything. Yet Joe can't seem to keep his trap shut.

I do not think Michael hated Joe....I just don't think he liked him very much.

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