Michael Jackson's three children will be raised by his older sister Rebbie Jackson, according to a new report.
The pop superstar's kids Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and seven-year-old Prince Michael II aka Blanket, have been left in the care of their grandmother Katherine since the sudden death of their father last month (Jun09).
Janet Jackson was allegedly helping her elderly mother look after the youngsters at the family home in Encino, California, and recent U.S. tabloid reports claimed the Nasty hitmaker had offered to become their primary guardian if the 79 year old was unable to do so.
But now TMZ.com reports Rebbie, 59, is likely to welcome them into the Las Vegas home she shares with her husband of 20 years instead.
Multiple sources have told the website the Jackson clan is united in nominating the eldest of the Thriller singer's siblings to raise the children.
Katherine Jackson was awarded temporary guardianship of the kids pending a custody hearing next month (03Aug09) that the two older children's biological mother, Debbie Rowe, is expected to attend.
Jackson's will, which was filed in 2002, stipulates he wanted his mother to care for his children in the event of his death, and names singer Diana Ross as his second-choice guardian.