Really!!!…Janet Jackson’s ex mother-inlaw stands by her son’s claims that the singer has a secret 31 year old daughter
In 1984, Jackson, then just 18 years old, eloped with musician James DeBarge. The marriage lasted one year before it was eventually annulled.
Her former mother-in-law, Etterlene DeBarge, is on a quest for the truth. Over the years, Etterlene says she has been contacted by several women claiming to be Janet’s singer’s secret daughter.
- One day, she says, a woman in Philadelphia reached out to her.
- At first Etterlene was skeptical and recalled to Inside Edition
- “I told her, the proof is in the pudding let’s go get a DNA test.”
Inside Edition was given the DNA test , which found that the probability of relatedness is 96.7 percent
The 81-year-old met the woman, 31-year-old Tiffany, last year at an airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Etterlene says they felt an instant connection.
Mrs. DeBarge told Inside Edition that she believes Tiffany is her granddaughter and the child of Janet Jackson and her son.
DeBarge was there as her son’s marriage to Jackson collapsed. Suddenly, Janet disappeared from public view, leading to rumors of Jackson going into seclusion to give birth.
After the baby was born, she was supposedly placed in foster care. Other reports claimed that Janet’s sister, Rebbie, raised the child.