Rebbie Jackson Says Family Helping To Keep Life For Michael’s Kids ‘Stable’
First Published: April 22, 2010 3:03 PM EDT Credit: The Today Show
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Rebbie Jackson, the eldest sister of the late Michael Jackson, has revealed that the King of Pop’s children were crushed by the loss of their dad in June of 2009, but with the help of their family, they are getting better.
During an appearance on “Today,” Rebbie, who moved in with Jackson matriarch Katherine Jackson to help take care of the children for the first three months following Michael’s death at the age of 50, opened up about Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and Blanket, 8.
“It was very difficult. It was very hard,” Rebbie said. “But yet, day by day you could see the progress of family members getting better and dealing with the situation better and feeling more serene about it.”
Rebbie, who now commutes from Las Vegas to visit the children in Los Angeles when she can, said the children are being supported by their relatives
“They’re with family members,” Rebbie said. “They’re insulated, you might say, and surrounded with a lot of cousins. I think it’s helping them to be stable, but it’s very difficult.”
Beyond the children, Rebbie spoke about the case authorities in Los Angeles are building against Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael’s personal physician, who was charged earlier this year with involuntary manslaughter.
“There’s an ongoing investigation, so I have to be very careful about what I say. But I think there’s going to be some interesting results for everyone,” she said of the case.
Rebbie also hinted that Dr. Murray might not be the only one charged in the matter.
“I think it’s a lot more than that possibly. We’ll find out. I can’t say too much, but it’s interesting what’s going on,” she said.
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