The rumor (I'm not going to say it fact since right now it's just he said/she said with out the she) recently broke that Janet Jackson and James DeBarge have an 18 year old daughter. The child is reported to have been raised by Janet's older sister Rebbie.
I guess there is shock that Janet has a daughter. But giving the fact that Janet kept her marriage to DeBarge private at the time it's not to surprising that she would keep any children that came form that marriage private.
It is interesting to see how fair people will go to keep an image. Janet's marriage and now we know daughter where hidden from public view to keep her virginal image. Yes that right I knew with Janet's more sexualized image people forget that when she was starting out her image was cute and sweat and not sexy and raunchy. And both the marriage and the birth of the baby would have happened between the time of "lets wait awhile" and rhythm Nation, ie when she was still going for the announcing girl image.
I do have to say that I think it was a punk ass move on Young DeBarge (James' brother) for making this info public. If either the parents and/or the daughter released this info that would have been different matter.
I just hope that Renee Jackson know who her parents really where before this news broke because if not that has to be one hell of a shocker and crappy way to find out. Image if your listening to the radio or reading a news site and find out you where lied to about how your parents are.