Diana Ross - Diana Ross Willing To Take On Jackson Children

Diana Ross is willing to take over guardianship of Michael Jackson's children.

The Motown legend was named as a back-up guardian for Prince Michael, Paris and 'Blanket' in their late father's will and although they are now under the shared custody of their grandmother Katherine and cousin Tito Joe 'TJ' Jackson, she has made it clear she will step in and care for her godchildren if needed.

A family member who was present during Diana's recent visit to see the kids told the New York Post newspaper: ''For the first time, Ross said she was willing to step in 'if needed'. She had never spoken like that before.

''Whether she wanted to be listed as guardian or not, she's not going to abdicate any authority.''

After the recent drama of Katherine losing and then regaining guardianship, Diana wanted to make sure the children were fine and travelled to see them in person in Calabasas, California.

The source added: ''[After Michael's death in 2009, Diana would phone the kids to see] if they needed advice or anything else. But last week, she wanted to meet with the children in person to make sure she heard all the right things. Things you can't easily detect on the telephone, like body language.''

Diana, 68, also made Paris, 14, promise to call her if she or her brothers ever need her help.

According to the source, Diana left the warring Jackson family with the message ''mess with Michael's kids, and you're messing with her''.

Diana was also anxious to ensure Katherine, 82, is coping with her responsibilities and many of the Jackson family members would welcome her taking over.

The insider added: ''It wasn't just Michael who loved her - we all do. His kids like her a lot. Who wouldn't? She's Miss Ross!''


Contactmusic

Tags: Diana Ross - Body Language - Michael Jackson - Motown


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Ok, So It's Official: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Best Marvel Movie, Ever

Guardians of the Galaxy is still three weeks ago from hitting cinemas...

Ok, So It's Official: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Best Marvel Movie, Ever

Toronto Film Festival Unveils Line-Up

David Cronenberg's new film Maps to the Stars which stunned critics at Cannes and features...

Toronto Film Festival Unveils Line-Up

Lucy - Luc Besson Featurette

The cast and crew of 'Lucy' - actors Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman and Amr Waked, and producer...

Lucy Trailer

Comic-Con 2014 For TV Nerds: Five Unmissable Panels

It’s that time again! Time for Comic-Con to make life a little bit weirder – and better..

Comic-Con 2014 For TV Nerds: Five Unmissable Panels

Everything We Know So Far About ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5

Everyone’s favourite period drama of manners, ‘Downton Abbey’ is heading back...

Everything We Know So Far About ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5
Advertisement

Sam Smith Beaten By Lana Del Rey To Billboard No.1

Besides a promising musician, Sam Smith’s debut record has also shown him to...

Sam Smith Beaten By Lana Del Rey To Billboard No.1

What's Happening With 'Iron Man 4'? Robert Downey Jr. Too Pricey? Colin Farrell To Step In?

If you can be sure of one thing, it’s that Marvel will keep putting out...

What's Happening With 'Iron Man 4'? Robert Downey Jr. Too Pricey? Colin Farrell To Step In?

Latitude Gratitude: Damon Albarn is Thankful of "Brave" Festival

Damon Albarn isn’t exactly a stranger to playing in front of huge crowds at...

Latitude Gratitude: Damon Albarn is Thankful of


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

jpptown58's picture

jpptown58

To Kimber, you ignorant, nasty c**t, those kids would be lucky to have Ms. Ross in their lives. She has raised 5 wonderful children.... with 1 dui. You wish you had a fraction of her sucsess. Drop dead, you loser

1 year 10 months ago
Report
View Comments

corlista's picture

corlista

With what's been happening the last several weeks, I wonder who this "family member" source is. ??? I'm glad Diana made the face to face connection with Katherine and the kids and has their best interests at heart but personally I want PPB to be exactly where they are - with Katherine & TJ. Neither will let anything like the recent nightmare happen again.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1344375052

1 year 11 months ago
Report
View Comments

Kimber's picture

Kimber

I agree, the children are where they need to be, with thier Grandmother and TJ. I wouldn't agree, even though Michael appointed Dianna Ross as legal guardian in his will. She (Ross) is a drunk and has been arrested more than a couple of times for DUI and she also has quite the temper from what I have seen/heard...not a good inviroment for the children. I think she has changed since Michael stayed with her and her family back in the day and to Michael she was the logical choice.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1344375053

1 year 11 months ago
Report
View Comments

rosemary moly gomes's picture

rosemary moly gomes

Dear Diana...thanks & be the side of Kids & Kate mom.Make sure...that Kate mom is protected.Love u moor.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1344375053

1 year 11 months ago
Report
View Comments

Diana Ross Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Diana Ross

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All