Michael Jackson's Sister Rebbie Who Brought Him Up Now Has 3 Look-Alike Children

Junie Sihlangu
Mar 30, 2020
07:40 P.M.
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The late Michael Jackson had an older sister, Maureen "Rebbie" Jackson, who was the oldest of the siblings. She's still alive and has three grown children of her own.

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In Gary, Indiana, on May 29, 1950, Joe and Katherine Jackson welcomed their first child, Maureen Reillette "Rebbie" Jackson. One of her brothers was the famous legendary pop star, Michael Jackson.

Her other siblings from the famed family are Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Randy, and Janet Jackson. Brandon Jackson, Marlon's twin brother, sadly passed away after birth.

Rebbie Jackson on March 20, 1993, in Geneva, Switzerland | Photo: Getty Images

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REBBIE'S CAREER BACKGROUND

Rebbie might not have been as famous as her late brother, Michael, but she's also a musician. The late star actually helped his older sister to produce her 1984 hit track, "Centipede."

She also did some work on 1986's "Rebbie Jackson & Robin Zander: You Send the Rain Away," 1995's "Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home," and 1998's "Rebbie Jackson: Plaything."

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The R&B singer released several successful albums, which included RU Tuff Enuff and Reaction. In 1998, Michael's sister released Yours Faithfully, which featured contributions made by her children.

HER FAMILY

At age 18, Rebbie and her childhood sweetheart, Nathaniel Brown, were married on November 30, 1968, until his death on January 6, 2013. Her father, Joe, was the only one who didn't approve of their union.

He felt Rebbie had to focus on her musical career and was so opposed that he refused to walk her down the aisle. Nathaniel, with whom she moved to Kentucky to start their family, passed away after a battle with cancer.

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Together they welcomed three children – two daughters and one son. Their first child, Stacee Brown, was born on May 5, 1971, while her sister Yashi Brown was welcomed on January 18, 1977.

The family's lastborn child, Austin "Auggie" Brown, joined them on November 22, 1985. Rebbie's children are the next generation of performers and artists following in the tradition of the Jackson clan.

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WHAT REBBIE'S KIDS DO

All three Jackson children followed in their mother's footsteps by becoming performers and singers. Stacee and Yashi formed a group that was initially called X-Girls but was now known as Geneva.

Yashi also works as a writer, spoken word artist, and poet. She has also used her voice as an advocate in the mental health space since 2011, while Austin also works as an artist.

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YASHI'S WORK

According to the APB Speakers website, Yashi started using poetry as a creative expression after experiencing mania symptoms and severe bipolar depression as a young adult.

Doing poetry was her way to engage her deep spirituality and to feel empowered. She's now an award-winning mental health advocate, artist, and public speaker who lives with bipolar type I.

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MOTHERING MICHAEL

In 2010, Rebbie confessed how she probably had the most significant influence on the "Heal the World" singer and her late brother. When she was a teenager, their mother decided to go back to school.

Rebbie’s [Jackson] father, Joe [Jackson], was of African and distant Native American Ancestry.

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Being the oldest of nine children, Rebbie had to look after her younger siblings, including the future King of Pop, by feeding, babysitting, and helping with homework. Speaking to the New York Post, the pop singer explained:

“I’m very much the big sister. I helped raise a lot of them. I took care of them and administered the disciplinary action.”

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MICHAEL'S DEATH

When Michael passed away in 2009 from an overdose on Propofol, Rebbie, who lived in Las Vegas, had to uproot her life. She canceled all her performances and went to California, where she spent two and half months.

Rebbie comforted the family and took care of her late brother and Katherine's estates. She also took on the role of caregiver for Michael's children – son Prince, daughter Paris, and son Blanket.

The Jackson family film a TV show at Burbank Studios, California, on November 13, 1976. From left to right, Randy, La Toya, Marlon, Janet, Michael, Jackie, Rebbie, and Tito | Photo: Getty Images

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LOSING HER FATHER

Rebbie's father, Joe, was of African and distant Native American Ancestry. On June 22, 2018, he was hospitalized in Las Vegas while battling the final stages of terminal pancreatic cancer.

He died at a Las Vegas hospice on June 27, 2018, aged 89, two days after Michael's 9th death anniversary. His children's group, the Jacksons, were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their work.

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JANET SHOWS SISTERS LOVE

In May 2021, Janet took some time to show her sisters, Rebbie and La Toya, some love via a post on her social media account. The throwback photo she shared revealed how alike she and her sisters were.

La Toya appeared on the far left, Rebbie in the middle, and Janet on the far right. The two sisters were all smiles as they posed with their older sister, Rebbie, who became a grandmother in 2005 when Stacee gave birth.

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