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Janet Jackson Shoots Down Rumors She Had A Secret Child With Ex James DeBarge

Janet Jackson Shoots Down Rumors She Had A Secret Child With Ex James DeBarge

Janet Jackson is clearing up all the rumors about her, including the ones where she supposedly had a secret child with her ex-husband, James DeBarge.

The 55-year-old musician addressed the rumors in part two of her upcoming Lifetime and A&E documentary, Janet.

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Janet put to rest all the rumors that she had a baby and that one of her siblings raised them as their own.

“Back in the day they were saying that I had a child and I kept it secret,” she said in the sneak peek clip. “I could never keep a child away from James. How could I keep a child from their father? I could never do that, that’s not right.”

She then opened up about the rumors she had heard about it: that her niece Brandy was actually her daughter, that she gave her “child” to brother Jackie to raise, and that brother Randy‘s daughter Stevanna was actually her daughter because they looked so much alike.

Janet hinted that the rumors might have arose because she started taking birth control pills, which caused her to gain weight, around that time.

“A lot of the kids [on the Fame set] thought I was pregnant, ’cause I had gained weight, and I had started taking birth control pills,” she shared. “And back then, you could pick up weight taking them, and that’s what happened to me. So that rumor started going around.”

Janet, a two-night documentary event, will premiere Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime and A&E.

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