Janet Jackson's 'Secret Daughter'

JANET JACKSON has a secret teenage daughter called RENEE, according to the singer's former brother-in-law.

YOUNG DeBARGE, whose brother JAMES was married to Jackson from 1984 to 1985, claims Renee - now 18 - was sent away to live with the star's eldest sister REBBIE.

He said during an interview on Friday (21OCT05) with New York City urban radio station HOT 97, "James and the Jackson family kept everything real close, real tight.

"No one really knew how it was working out until things kind of surfaced. I think there's a little despondence.

"She hasn't really revealed that, but I'm sure that there's some feelings there. It's only natural that you wonder about what is and how it's come to be that way."

Jackson's spokeswoman PATTI WEBSTER refused to deny the allegations, telling The New York Post newspaper the singer wouldn't comment.


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Janet has her right to privacy and if she wanted to keep her daughter under wraps, that's her business and I believe that it was in the child's best interest to keep that a secret until she was 18. Yes it was unfair to the child to be deceived but it may have been for a very significant reason. Janet, keep doing your thing girl! You look good!!!
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Who knows if this is true or not, sad if it is tho. so long as she was kept with family i guess.
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I have given this a lot of thought. I personally don't think that this matter about Janet Jackson secret child is anyone's business. It's a shame that she has to hide every detail of her life just to have a peace of mind. Now that I can see how people are behaving gives her a good reason to keep her life secretive or shall I say personal (to herself). Think about it, do you want your neighbors all in your affairs. No, because it's offensive. What are we proving if she does have a secret child? Absoulutely nothing!!! So I say leave her alone and let her do what she feels is best for her whether it's true or not. If it is true I am sure she has good reasons for keeping it a secret. I personally don't blame her one bit!!! Any child of hers will and must be protective from the wolves of the entertaiment world to keep a sense of peace and safety. I really wished she had not even went before the public to say anything at all because it's simply no ones business!!! Who do these people think they are to think that she or anyone else has to answer to these wolves!!! This is crazy!!!
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This can be true since I remembered hering her pregnant before she made the Control Album. I mean I love Janet but she knows how to keep secrets real tight. I adds up since 1989 and i guess she was still a Johova'S Witness. I don't think Debarge would lie about something like this. Any I'll always be on Janet's side no matter what because she is my favorite singer in my life!
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For the record, no said that Janet disowned her daughter, if in fact she does have a daughter. If she does have a daughter, and if her eldest sister raised her daughter, there is nothing wrong with that, I'm sure has taken care of her financially. Furthermore, it's no one else's business, Janet doesn't have acknowledge squat to the public. The media does nothing but report the negative anyway. janet if your reading, you do your thang. I will always be your number #1 fan........Can't wait for the next album to drop.....
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can anyone do math, it is 2005 people they were together for 1 year 1984 to 1985, and she is now 18 it doesn't add up unless she was with him longer, if her daughter is 18 that means she would have been born in 1987 doesn't fit in the time line. she would have been pregnant for like 2years. IS chico a bad uncle and don't know his supposedly niece's age? and why would they hide a child? everybody else in there family that has childern are proud look at 3t (remember the group) i think if she has a daughter she will come out with it when she is ready, but there is no reason for them to hide it, it was a legit marriage and she manifested her career, if she did give her daughter to her sister rebbie to raise then kudos to her better than joe beatin that butt tellin her to sang girl sang. and she probably has a more normal life cause you never hear about rebbie at all.
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This news is no surprise to me. I was just saying to a co-worker about 3 months ago. I wonder why Janet never talks about that baby she had years ago by that DeBarge person? That child should be about 21/22 years old they have the age wrong,but this is true!!!!.I am 31 years old I was about 10 when all this stuff was going on , if I remember corretly she wasn't really hiding it,and it was'nt puplicized.I just really hope that she has a relationship with the child, because I'd really be upset knowing all these years I been living with my one hit wonder aunt(Centipede)and my mother is the s**t,sorry Rebbie,but I havent heard your name since the 80's.I guess you been busy raising Janet's daugther.I wonder if the child knows that Janet is her mother or does she think Rebbie is her mother? TRUST ME THIS IS NOT A RUMOR THIS IS SOME TRUE s**t!!!!!PLEASE COMENT.
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Janet is good at keeping her life personal. I believe herlife should be just that, Personal! If she has a daughter again, that's her business!!! It's apparent that there is some agenda if this is now being made public. I personally DON'T CARE one way or the other. Let her be. Quit living her life so deep. She is human and she's entitled to have skeletons in her closet. We all do. Janet if you're reading this. Whatever you do, however you choose to do it, I can't and WILL NOT judge you. It;s your life baby and you live it the way you see fit.
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This is to whoever wrote the illiterate paragraph - who for one can't spell AND who is completely ignorant. It's people like you in this world who are teaching our children to hate and to be violent. Whether or not Janet Jackson has a daughter has nothing to do with color. It's called the media's FREEDOM OF THE PRESS!! You, my friend are a racist....and that is the sadest part of all.
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It truely does not surprise me. This has been talked about for years, and now all of a sudden it a major deal because this girl (Renee) really does exist. Janet did the right thing, considering all that she was going through at that particular time in her life. Her personal life has always be kept personal as ever, yes personal even to this day. Everyone wants to know this and that...but really what do you know???? She could have went about things from a totally different angle, yet she did the right thing by keeping her away from the drama of the media so that she could live a normal life. WE STILL LOVE YOU JANET AND ALWAYS WILL...AND RENEE YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!Your Number 1 FanHell a va
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