Well, she was able to keep her marriage a secret for years, so who knows about the whole daughter thing.
Janet Jackson was able to keep her nine-year marriage to Rene Elizondo a secret until Elizondo filed for divorce in 2000. Now it appears the superstar has been keeping another secret for even longer. During an interview with New York City radio station WQHT-FM, Young DeBarge, the younger brother of Jackson’s first husband, James DeBarge, spilled the beans on a long-standing family secret that DeBarge and Jackson have a daughter named Renee who is 18 years old.
DeBarge said, “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.” The daughter was raised by Jackson’s oldest sister, Rebbie Jackson, and according to Young DeBarge, this may be the source of some tension between Renee and her birth mother. He said, “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.”
More to come, I guess.
Janet Jackson Has A Secret Daughter [Yahoo Music]