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Janet: Be our mommy

Be our mommy

While Michael Jackson’s mom, Katherine Jackson, was named guardian of the three children of the late singer in his will, it’s Michael’s sister Janet Jackson who has emerged in the eyes of many as their favored caregiver.

In a surprising logical twist, Janet Jackson is emerging as the potential custodian of Michael’s children Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket, according to OK! Magazine:

“All three want Janet to read to them at night,” a Jackson family friend says. “They just melt into her arms when she walks into the house.”

The feeling is mutual, adds the insider.

“Janet has completely bonded with those children in the last two weeks,” the friend continues. “She has been their rock. It’s clear to everyone that they are looking to her for comfort and guidance.”

One concern raised is that at 79, caring for three kids might be too much for Katherine, a problem eased by Janet’s presence.

“Janet is not only willing to raise those children, she is also the only relative who knows how to protect them,” the insider tells OK!. “Janet knows the value of a private life and knows how to keep her personal life out of the news. She is determined to do that for Michael’s children. She is saying that he would want no less for them, pointing out how far he went to shelter them.”

So much so, the magazine reports, that adorable Prince and Paris Jackson, 12 and 11, plus little Blanket, 7, want Janet Jackson to raise them.

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Janet Jackson at the BET Awards

BET Awards

On Sunday night (June 28), Janet Jackson bravely offered some words of tribute for the death of her brother Michael Jackson at the BET Awards. Janet Jackson, 43, is the youngest of the nine Jackson children.

She said:

“My entire family wanted to be here tonight, but it was just too painful so they elected me to speak with all of you. I would just like to say that to you, Michael is an icon. To us, Michael is family, and he will forever live in all of our hearts.”

“On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all your love; thank you for all your support. We miss him so much.”

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009