Did Janet Jackson Have a Love Child With Ex-Husband James DeBarge? [VIDEO]
Janet Jackson’s ex-husband, James DeBarge, just dropped a major bombshell about his relationship with the R&B/pop icon.
In a clip from an upcoming episode of WE TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop reality series, the 53-year-old singer revealed to his daughter Kristinia that he has a love child with Janet.
Here's the back story: The “Unbreakable” singer eloped with DeBarge back in 1984 but their marriage was annulled in 1985. It’s been long rumored that Janet was pregnant with James’ child but it has never been substantiated.
Fast forward: DeBarge now claims that a baby was kept a secret from him although he doesn’t elaborate if he has seen this alleged child or not. “I’m tired of the secrecy,” he told his daughter. “I’m tired of the truth not coming forward and people being a coward when it comes to it. And I thought it was wise for me to speak out now because it needs to be addressed.”
“To be honest with you, I didn’t know,” he continued. “I was under the impression that there was no baby, and I wanted to believe it’s not true. But it is."
This new revelation is particularly awkward considering that Janet is supposedly having her first child ever with her new husband, billionaire Wissam Al Mana. The 50-year-old icon is expected to have the baby in November.
Reps for Janet Jackson had no comment on the matter.