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!''


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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

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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.
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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.
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Dear Diana...thanks & be the side of Kids & Kate mom.Make sure...that Kate mom is protected.Love u moor.
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