Janet Jackson’s ex-husband is maintaining that he and Janet had a secret love child together back in the eighties. James DeBarge made the revelation a while ago in an article, but was asked about it again on WE tv’s Growing Up Hip Hop by his daughter, Kristinia.
“I thought it was time to end this … I’m also tired of, um, the media. I’m tired of secrecy. I’m tired of the truth not coming forward and people are being a coward when it comes to it. And I thought it was wise that I speak up now because it needs to be addressed,” James explained. “To be honest with you, I didn’t know, I didn’t know. I was under the impression that there was no baby. I was under the impression it wasn’t true, but it is.”
DeBarge was married to Janet Jackson from 1984 to 1985 before their union was annulled. James struggled with substance abuse in the years following, serving a prison sentence from 2012 to 2015 on an assault with a deadly weapon and drug charges.
This shocking revelation comes just months after Ms. Jackson revealed that she’s pregnant with her “first child.”