Monday, March 20, 2017 9:06 AM
Janet Jackson Secret Love Child Scandal Heats Up!By: Monya Fleming
The alleged secret daughter of Janet Jackson and James DeBarge has come forward with her story. Tiffany Whyte claims she is the daughter of the 50-year-old singer that was given up for adoption.
Jackson was briefly married to DeBarge from 1984 to 1985 and the union allegedly resulted in a child that was kept quiet and put up for adoption.
Janet's former mother-in-law, Etterlene DeBarge previously stated that she knew Janet was pregnant. She said, "I saw Janet before she left, and from what I could see, she was definitely pregnant. She wasn't fooling anyone." Etterlene claims Jackson then went into hiding for several months.
DeBarge previously wrote an open letter where he begged Jackson to tell the truth. He wrote, "I don't care how no good I was. I feel like you should have gotten in contact with me about the baby. I don't want to live the rest of my life not knowing the truth. I just want my child to know I'm her father."
James later stated that Tiffany Whyte reached out to him in an email. Back in May 2016, DeBarge said, "The first time was two years ago. I have not been able to directly see her face-to-face."
DeBarge began to believe Whyte was his daughter after conversing with her for some time. He said, "She was so accurate with everything she was saying, it was only things that I and Janet know. No one else but God, me and Janet."
"One of her adoptive parents died," he said. "Her adoptive mother and on her deathbed said she told her. She confirmed it on the deathbed."
Whyte originally wanted to keep the news a secret at first, even from her possible biological mother Janet. "She called me 'papa,'" DeBarge said. "She didn't want to get her mom in trouble. She wanted to do it quietly. She didn't even want Janet to know."
DeBarge admits that he suspected Jackson had become pregnant with their child even before Whyte reached out to him. "I hadn't known [that Janet had a baby]… not for sure," he said. "I went on a search. Someone went through some serious changes to make it impossible for me to find. This had to be some serious inside work being done with the paperwork. Someone was working with them."
James adds that he would have been involved in Tiffany's life if he had known about her. He said, "It would have to be hidden from me if she wasn't a part of my life all the time and I didn't know anything about her. There's no way it could not have been hidden. I didn't know. Had I known, I would never have kept it a [secret]. I would have been very proud of her."
The singer added how he would've been in her life had he known about his daughter. "It would have to be hidden from me if she wasn't a part of my life all the time and I didn't know anything about her," he explained. "There's no way it could not have been hidden. I didn't know. Had I known, I would never have kept it a [secret]. I would have been very proud of her."
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