Janet Jackson to Raise Brother Michael Jackson's Kids?
Could it be that Janet Jackson is stepping up to the plate to care for brother Michael Jackson's kids? According to Inside Edition that just might be the case. CBS News national correspondent, Hattie Kauffman, spoke with Inside Edition's Jim Moret, who says Janet has bonded with the children ever since their father's death.
As of right now, the children, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. (aka Prince), Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, and Prince Michael Jackson II (aka Blanket) are all staying at the Jackson family home in Encino, Calif. with their grandmother and Michael's mom, Katherine Jackson.
"She [Janet] has said, 'I'll step forward and I will raise them if this is what they want," ' Moret said. (source)
Keep in mind that the kid's seem to be doing okay. Kauffman observed that the children's lives have been noticeably different since Michael's passing. They have not been seen with face masks---something they wore daily while Michael was alive.
Moret said he's talked to a family friend of the Jacksons who said the children are all grieving, but are happy because they're with their relatives. (source)
Alright, alright...let's wait for the custody hearing. But that probably won't happen until 2013 since it keeps being postponed every other day.