A Philadelphia woman identified as Tiffany Whyte has stepped forward to claim she’s the long-lost child of Janet Jackson.
Tiffan told Radar Online she wanted the world to know the truth about her. “I’ve been kept a secret a very long time,” she said.
It was once rumoured that Janet Jackson and first husband James DeBarge had a secret child during their marriage. In 2012, James also claimed they adopted a child before their split in 1985, but Janet never commented on it.
Tiffany told the media that Janet “has been denying me for many years.” She said she “waited for 31 years,” revealed she first came to believe she was Janet’s heir “roughly seven years ago” when she was approached by a woman claiming to be Janet. Tiffany insisted that “now it’s time for me to tell my truth.”
“Having grown up in the state foster system, Tiffany never knew her real parents, and the messages seemed like a miracle,” the publication reported. While reps for both Janet and James are yet to comment on the report, the news outlet noted that “in recent weeks, Whyte’s alleged grandmother, Etterlene DeBarge, announced that she and Tiffany have taken their own test, and it was a match.”
Janet Jackson recently welcomed her first child with husband Wissam Al Mana.