Janet Jackson, Mother?
October 24, 2005

Janet Jackson's former brother-in-law is claiming that the pop star has a secret love child from her first husband, eighties pop sensation James DeBarge.

During an interview on New York's Hot 97 radio station, Young DeBarge, James' brother, claims that Janet's alleged daughter, Renee, was sent to live in hiding with Janet's sister, Rebbie. "James and her and the Jackson family, they kept everything real close and real tight," Young said.

When asked if Renee has any resentment towards Janet due to the fact that Jackson does not acknowledge her, DeBarge answered, "It's only natural that you wonder what it is and how it came to be that way."

Janet had been in a relationship with hip-hop producer Jermain Dupri for four years, and in her interview with "Extra," when asked about wanting to become a parent, she revealed, "I never had that true, true desire other than with Jermaine."

If the allegation from Young DeBarge is true, it will not be the first time Janet has tried to hide a secret. For nine years, no one knew she was married to second husband, Renne Elizando, until they split in 2000.

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