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Katherine Jackson


Katherine Jackson is the matriarch of the Jackson family. She gave birth to ten children –Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Michael, Randy, Janet, and Brandon – but lost son Brandon as a baby. She and estranged husband Joe Jackson married on November 5, 1949 and raised their large family in small house in Gary, Indiana before relocating to an estate in Encino, CA called Hayvenhurst. Since Michael’s untimely passing in 2009, Katherine was granted custody of his three children, Prince, Paris, and Blanket and is raising them in Los Angeles. She shares guardianship with grandson T.J., Tito’s son. Katherine released a coffee table book titled “Never Can Say Goodbye: The Katherine Jackson Story” in 2010, which includes 150 pages of never-before-seen personal family photos. She is a devout follower of the Jehovah’s Witness faith. Katherine was born Kattie B. Screws on May 4, 1930 in Alabama. At the age of four, her father changed her name to Katherine Esther Scruse. She survived polio as a child.

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Someone Pulls a Fast One To Grab Michael's Home

Someone secretly filed legal documents aimed at taking Michael Jackson's Hayvenhurst family home away from his estate and deeding it to Katherine Jackson and MJ's kids. TMZ obtained the deed which… READ MORE >

Paris Jackson -- This Tatt's for You Grandma (PHOTO)

Paris Jackson
This Tatt's for You, Grandma

Paris Jackson's gonna run out of skin if she keeps getting tattoos for family members -- but she reserved a special spot for granny, Katherine Jackson. Paris got a blue flower with Mandarin… READ MORE >

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Michael Jackson's Son Prince -- Grandma & Grandpa Reunite for Graduation Party (PHOTOS)

Prince Jackson
Grandma & Grandpa Reunite for Graduation Party

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- 849 days ago
Katherine Jackson -- Chef Threatens Sexual Harassment Lawsuit ... Nephew Looked at Me Fishy

Katherine Jackson
Chef Threatens Sexual Harassment Suit Nephew Looked at Me Fishy

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- 908 days ago
Paris Jackson -- Reconnecting with Family ... Per Doctor's Orders

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Reconnecting with Family Per Doctor's Orders

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- 1160 days ago
Jermaine Jackson -- Using His 84-Year Old Mother to Pimp Water Company

Jermaine Jackson
Using His 84-Year Old Mother To Pimp Water Company

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Debbie Rowe -- Michael Jackson's Brothers are Greedy Slackers

Debbie Rowe
Michael's Brothers are Greedy Slackers

Debbie Rowe is scoffing at members of the Jackson family who claim she abandoned her children for Michael Jackson's money ... saying it's a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.Sources… READ MORE >

- 1263 days ago
Joe Jackson -- Someone Bailed Me Out Of Tax Debt!

Joe Jackson
Someone Bailed Me Out of Tax Debt

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- 1311 days ago
Judge REJECTS Katherine Jackson's Plea for New Trial In Michael Jackson Case

Katherine Jackson
Judge Rejects Katherine's Plea for New Trial In Michael Jackson Case

Katherine Jackson just got shut down by an L.A. judge ... who REJECTED her bid for a new trial in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case.A jury shut Katherine down in October  ... ruling AEG… READ MORE >

- 1352 days ago
Katherine Jackson -- Where's The Money You Solicited from Michael Jackson Fans?

Katherine Jackson
Where's The Money You Solicited From MJ Fans?

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