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Who is Renee Jackson?


Who is Renee Jackson? If you have not heard, she is Janet Jackson daughter. In 2005 when this rumor first started she was and still is 18-year-old. The reason that we never heard of Renee before, is because she has been living with Janet’s older sister Rebe, and the baby’s father is apparently James De Barge, the man Janet married in 1984. But you gotta hand it to Janet — She managed to keep her second marriage hidden for nearly 10 years a secret (until she decided to get divorced), it was easy to figure out that she had kept a secret child hidden for 18 years.

So, after some research I did find out who Renee Jackson is… She is Brandi Jackson… Wait I thought her name was Renee? Is she Janet’s Daughter or what? No. So who is Brandi Jackson?

Brandi is the daughter of Jackie and Enid. She was born on February 6Th, 1982. So wait who is Jackie Jackson and Enid Jackson?
Jackie is Janet’s older brother who was in the Jackson Five. Jackie and Enid got married in 1974.

No one is sure how the rumor got started, but why Janet never cleared it up is news to me, considering this is a eighteen year old rumor.

Brandi did model as a teenager, she did several guest appearances for television:* 2300 Jackson Street music video (1989) * LA Gear commercial (1990)* Black or White music video (1991)* The Jackson Family Honors Show (1994)* 20/20 Barbara Walters (2004).


That Brandi with dad Jackie and brother Siggy.

Now that we know that Brandi is actually related to Janet Jackson, Janet is not her Mother, now you know who Brandi /AKA Renee Jackson really is Janet Jackson niece…

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29 responses

  1. Kimberly

    You didn’t mention the fact that she was adopted. Renee is a nickname patterned after her middle name, which has been altered slightly now. Also, the age of this girl has been changed up two years. She was actually born in late 84 early 85, not 82. If you look at the 2300 Jackson Street video, it is obviously a 5 to 6 year old not an 8 year old. The good thing is I really believe the Jacksons intentions were good to at least keep her in the family. You can look at her eyes and cheeks and tell she is a Jackson….but you can also look at her hair, chin, and forehead and tell she is a Debarge.

    July 28, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    • mack

      how did you know that? you’re right! i always said a 8-year old would not be sitting on michael’s lap. what is brandi’s middle name? we need to talk, a.s.a.p.

      April 13, 2010 at 8:56 pm

  2. mack

    not sure how brandi looks so much like janet, but it’s not her. i now believe janet’s daughter was adopted to another family out of state.

    June 17, 2010 at 2:28 am

  3. Kenuki

    Wrong Kimberly , Brandi was Born in 1982 Which would Make her 6 or 7 in 1988 , & in the 2300 Jackson Street Video its Clear Brandi was not Born in 84 or 85 , A Baby Born to Janet & James in 85″ Would had been younger then 6 or 7 , lets say more like 1 or 2 years old .

    & everyone states that Janet was Pregnant in 85″ so Brandi’s Age back in the late 80’s Don’t match up , Cause Janet’s Nefew Austin was born in 1985 as well & he was 2 years old in 1988 .

    So Brandi was way older then Janet’s Supposed Daughter Renee .

    Brandi is Now 28 , Janet & James Daughter “Renee” would be 25 yrs old Now .

    So I’m Wondering how the hell Has everyone gotten Jackie’s Adopted Daughter Brandi to Be Janet’s Secret Daughter When Brandi was Already 6 or 7 in 1988 & is now 28 .

    Do the Math No Kid who’s already 6 or 7 years old in 1988 Could be A Baby from 1985 Because A Baby that was born in 1985 Would had been Just A Baby in 1988 during The 2300 Jackson Street Video & Brandi Clearly wasn’t 1 or 2 years old in 1988 She was way older then Janet & James Secret Daughter who would had been Only 1 or 2 years old Back in 1988 .

    January 28, 2011 at 4:46 am

  4. Kenuki

    & Brandi’s Middle Name isn’t “Renee” & Its not even A Nickname , Her Name Is Brandi A. Jackson
    Her Nicknames Are “BJ” Or “B” . So I’m not sure were The Name “Renee” Came from But Brandi’s Middle Name Starts with A “A” .
    .

    Plus Janet’s Daughter By James DeBarge was to be Born in August 25th 1985 according to Mrs.DeBarge & from her Book “The Other Side Of The Pain” Janet’s Pregnancy was during her her time on the TV Show “FAME” which was around 84 & 85 Janet Left “FAME” in 85 & Thats When Her & James Anulled their Marriage & Thats when the Rumors Of A Baby Actually Started was in 85′

    Brandi’s Birthday Is Febuary 6th 1982 . some how the rumor from 1985 came back full circle in 2005 But with The Wrong Child Brandi isn’t The Kid.

    Plus Think about it If Brandi was “Renee” AkA Janet’s Daughter Wouldn’t you think The DeBarge Family would had Said Brandi Was & If she is Why? hasn’t James asked to see Brandi & why? hasn’t James & Brandi asked for A DNA test since Brandi & James both live in CA wouldn’t you have thought in 2005 he would had asked about Brandi & for A DNA test to be done . Strangely No one within the DeBarge Family even mentions Brandi been “Renee” Or even the Kid their looking for its like The DeBarge Family is still looking for This Child & I’m sure they know who Brandi is & Have been her pics all over the Net associated with this Rumor About her been Janet’s You mean to tell me No one has Said nothing about Brandi been Janet’s Daughter Or even A DeBarge kid .

    So I do not Believe Brandi Is even the Kid there looking for Cause If she was I would Think Mrs.DeBarge & the rest of the Family would have been Claiming Brandi as James Thats Never Happened Even with Her picture’s been up on websites associated with been Renee & Janet’s Kid No one within The DeBarge Family has Claimed Brandi to even be The Kid their looking for.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:12 am

  5. Kenuki

    So I’m like its strange to me that everyone is still trying to put Brandi who was born in 1982 & Is Possibly Jackie’s Love child to Be suddenly Janet’s Secret Daughter with James DeBarge from 1985 , Yet Her Picture’s & Name has been Spread all over the net as been Janet’s KId , Yet Mrs.DeBarge who’s been Very Vocal about Wanting to meet This Secret Grand Child By Janet Jackson & Her son Has never Said anything of Brandi Or even that she thought Brandi was her Grand kid strange right Since Mrs.Etterlene DeBarge has spoken Of her believing theres some truth to Janet having Her Grand child By her son James you would think She would have came out & said something about Brandi been “Renee” Yet Nothing .

    So Why? is it everyone else Believes A 1982 Baby “BRANDI JACKSON” Is Janet’s & James , Yet those involved in this Rumor have never Claimed Brandi to be the Kid ….LOL .

    January 28, 2011 at 5:33 am

  6. Kenuki

    Yes Brandi is Adopted , But heres the thing Jackie has never claimed Brandi to be adopted so this also leaves it open for the possibility of Her actually been Jackie’s Biological Daughter but by another unknown woman but adopted into Jackie’s Family by his Wife Enid maybe he had A Child outside his Marriage & Enid adopted her as her own which at times is Common If the Child’s Mother don’t want it Or the Parent dies & theres been rumors that Brandi’s Bio Mother Died ( unknown how the mother died) & thats why Jackie & His Wife adopted her which makes more Since & could actually be the real story of why? Enid would take on Another Child thats not Biologically her own plus who could turn away A cute baby with No Mother ( I Believe this story then any other story I’ve heard about Brandi) .

    Another Rumor that i don’t believe is that Jackie adopted Brandi due to him been Afraid of the Mother he had A affair with speaking out I don’t Believe this Rumor because Why would Enid Adopt A Child thats her Husbands by another Woman .

    Then theres Paula Abdul theres Rumor that she could be Brandi’s Biological Mom ( Which I’m not sure if I Believe this story Neither)

    Then theres Janet & James which I don’t believe neither due to Brandi’s Age not matching up to A 1985 Baby .

    So the Only Story to me that truly Make since Is that Brandi Is Jackie’s Real Blood Daughter By Another Unknown Woman Outside His Marriage Who Possibly Died shortly after the Baby was Born & thats Why Enid & him adopted her .

    But I do not see Enid adopting A Child that her Husband had outside their Marriage Willingly Unless The Mother was Deceased .

    & Why Would Jackie & His Wife adopt Janet’s Baby when theres other Brothers & sisters & Mother who could have Adopted the Child .

    So i’m Thinking Brandi is Jackie’s Blood Daughter But w/Another Woman outside his Marriage & I believe His Wife only Adopted Brandi due to her Not having A Real Mother to raise due to Brandi’s Birth Mother dying Which makes alot of sence if you think about it .

    January 30, 2011 at 4:03 am

  7. Kenuki

    But I do not Believe Brandi is Janet’s Due to The DeBarge Family & Mother Of The DeBarge’s Not saying anything about her & I really find it Hard to believe that Brandi would be walking around w/The Jackson’s & not trying to contact The DeBarge Family Or James & do A DNA test I mean She has heard about these Rumors I would think she would Be asking Her Aunt Janet questions & I know she has talked to Janet about this rumor due to her growing upset about why? People would think shes her Aunts Kid .

    So I truely Believe Brandi is Jackie’s biological daughter but by another woman , I Highly Have A Hard time Believing this Girl is James DeBarge’s Yet None Of His Family who have been in the media & talking about it has not claimed Jackie’s Daughter Brandi to be James’s child with Janet & How big Some of The DeBarge’s Mouths are & how Quickly they do not Dismiss the Possibility Of them Having A Niece & Grand Child By Janet that I Highly Doubt that they would be not speaking about rather they Believe Brandi was or is Renee & They have yet to Even claim Brandi to be & I would think Someone would have came out & said that Jackie’s daughter Brandi was Renee especially since some of the DeBarge’s have not Dismissed their Beliefs of A Possible Niece & Grand Daughter w/Janet .

    January 30, 2011 at 4:22 am

  8. Kenuki

    So I mean people can write whatever they want or whatever they believe but one thing stands out & thats No one is Claiming Brandi to be Janet’s but only The Media & those who Believe the Crap.

    The DeBarge’s Have Not Claimed her & Is still trying to find Renee .

    so If The DeBarge’s are still looking for “Renee” I’m not understand why People keep puting up Brandi & this Damn rumor .

    kinda Pisses me off to read this crap knowing its Not true .

    January 30, 2011 at 4:29 am

  9. Kenuki

    actually this rumor does pisses me of & for a good reason.

    January 30, 2011 at 4:31 am

  10. Kenuki

    Also Enid’s Middle Name Also Starts With A “A” as well So who knows Brandi Might Have Enid’s Middle Name Just Like Jermaine’s Daughter Autumn Joy Jackson Who Shares Her Mother Hazel Joy Gordy’s Middle Name. Maybe Jackie & Enid Gave Brandi Her Middle Name When they Adopted her , But There isn’t NO One , NO Body & No Child Or Children Within The Jackson Family that Has The Name Renee as there Name at all .

    The Name Renee came on Board After Darell DeBarge Made up A Damn Name due to him Talking & lying so much , However it Seems that The Entire DeBarge Family Believe’s theres A Niece/Grandchild by The Name “Renee” When Theres Not even One By that Name .

    Funny how one lie can Become Everyones Facts & then The Rumored childs Name is Suddenly “Renee” When in Fact Janet even Said herself that She would never Name A Kid of hers “Renee” .

    February 7, 2011 at 5:35 am

  11. Kenuki

    Also Its said that Janet Gave away her Daughter to A Couple That were Friends of The Jacksons , The Couple Moved away out of CA & Its possible The The Adopted Mother Of “Renee” Signed All Documents & Childs Birth certificate The Child’s Birth Name Is not In no way Even “Renee” due to the Adopted Family Naming Janet’s Daughter at Birth .

    So Its possible that Janet’s Daughter is Named Something else & The Adopted Mother maybe on the Child’s Birth records & not Janet & this is why Theres No Paper trail Or Documents to pull up .

    plus this type of Situation has been done before To A Mexican Woman who Gave up her Child in the 1960’s She allowed The Woman who Adopted her Child to Sign off on All Documents Making it look as though the Adoptee Mother was the Bio Mother & until 1998 Did the Child figure out That she was Adopted.

    So It is Possible to Hide A Child by Allowing the Adopted Parents to Sign off on All Documents Or By Going by Another Name to hide your Identity Which is Another thing that Some Women do & get away with at times .

    So It is possible that Janet’s Daughter’s Adopted Parents Could had signed all Documents Making it hard for anyone to Trace A Birth Child back to A Janet Jackson .

    February 9, 2011 at 3:54 am

  12. Kenuki

    Also If you look at Jackie & Look at Brandi & Go back & look at old Pictures of Jackie’s Wife Enid Brandi does kinda Look like Jackie & Smile like Enid & Jackie , Acually Brandi looks more like Jackie the Older she gets Her Smile & everything .

    Enid Was Black & Asian Mixed & Siggy looks like Her & Jackie . Brandi to me Looks Like Jackie & Whoever he may have had her by.

    But then Again Since shes Adopted Her Parents,Mother & DNA Could be Totally From Another Woman & Man Not even related to The Jacksons at all & Who knows Brandi’s Mother Could be A White Or Latino/Mexican Woman Because Brandi Looks are of A Mixed Child So you never know what you might get when Mixing Races.

    & Plus Janet’s & James’s Daughter Could Look like Randy’s Daughter “Steveanna” Which I’m Surprised The Media Didn’t choose Her as The Target Secret kid After all Steveanna Looks Just like Janet & What A Kid By James DeBarge could possibly look like.

    February 13, 2011 at 7:55 am

  13. Kenuki

    Another thing People can Adopt children who aren’t Blood or even related to them that Look like Family , I’ve seen this happened w/ my own Cousin & his Wife who adopted A little Baby girl who’s biracial but the Baby looks Just like my Cousin & his Wife you would think They had her But shes A Adopted Child So Maybe Brandi Is the 1 out 10 Adopted Kids who are Adopted Who isn’t Related but looks like some of the Jacksons cause Brandi also looks like Tito When Tito was Younger & Tito’s Youngest Son TJ if you look at Tito as A Teen , TJ & Brandi They all look alike
    But She also looks like Jackie & Janet too .

    But Also in 1982 Janet was on ABC’s sitcom TV Show “Different Strokes” & ABC & Its Network did not play with Teen girl’s getting pregnant Which comes to mine A Year after Janet Left the Show in 83″ The Network & ABC both Fired Dana Plato For her getting Pregnant in 1983 with her Son , So I’m like How could Janet have Hide A Baby away from The Network back in 82 & had time to Have Brandi without The Network Firing her For been A Teenage Pregnant girl just as they did with Dana which doesn’t Make sence neither Cause Janet’s weight in 81 & 82 was not that of A Pregnant girl , Only around 84 & 85 Which Brandi was All already Born By 85 & in 85 Brandi would had been 3 years old in 1985 & she was 1 or 2 years old in 1983 Cause Jackie did A 1983 Interview for Rolling stones Which would indeed Make Brandi Born in 1982 & Not 1985 So Brandi Can not Be Janet’s Child due to her been 15 , A teen , & would have gotten fired back in 82″ by The Network When she was on “Different Strokes” playing Charlene .

    So Can You Now tell me How Brandi can be Janet & James DeBarge’s daughter ?……..LOL

    March 21, 2011 at 11:02 pm

  14. Kenuki

    Cause in the 1983 Interview Jackie did , Him & his Wife stated they Had A daughter who was 1 years old Which would Make Brandi Born in 1982 When Janet was playing Charlene & Janet’s weight was thin & petite back in 81 & 82. So How can Brandi Be Janet & James’s Daughter from 1985 If Brandi was already 1 years old in 83″ & she had to be A year old in 83″ So I’m trying to Make sence of What & how everyone has this Child Been James DeBarge’s secret Daughter from 1985 When Brandi was already A Year old in 83″

    March 21, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    • Wow, I have been reading your post. You have alot of knowledge on this subject.

      March 28, 2011 at 2:09 am

  15. anoynomous

    @kterrl….yes they do seem to know what they are talking about don’t they. Maybe “they” are the ‘secret daughter’ from 1985? But why try so hard to prove that Brandi isn’t the daughter? Why not go take a dna test and meet the DeBarges’ yourself?

    March 28, 2011 at 6:20 am

    • That is what I am talking about, I am sure that this young lady (Brandi) is well into her late 20’s and it still is like it happen yesterday. Do you think that I should revisit this subject?

      March 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm

  16. anoynomous

    There is a reason why this rumor never goes away and has been whispered about since 85′. Sometimes I can’t help to wonder if Janet also is hiding a child with J.D. I remember her being real big and they said it was for a movie role in ‘Tennesse’ which never happened. I read online that she was never planning to do that role, it was just an excuse for the weight gain. But I still can’t figure out where these children go and how they’ve never been photographed?!

    April 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

  17. anoynomous

    It kills me when people think this rumor came out of nowhere.

    April 4, 2011 at 11:24 pm

  18. pareeis

    I have just read all these post for some strange reason I couldn’t stop. But anyway I find it funny that the Kenuki person has all of this knowledge on the subject and is posting continuously but suddenly stops after someone mentions that maybe she/Kenuki may be the secret child. What happened to the responses? You seemed so connected to the story and then you just stopped. I would also like to know why this is such a big deal, I remember this rumor as a kid, why is it relevant to us as a society 20 years later. If there is a kid I hope that she can bring closure to the issue in some form or fashion.

    April 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    • To be honest I had no ideal that this story would pick up so much steam… I just thought that it was interesting!

      April 21, 2011 at 9:32 pm

  19. Kenuki

    Hello! Just wanted to say I may or may not have full knowledge of things but I mean think about it Brandi is too close to Everyone involved for her to be Janet’s kid & Latoya’s Big mouth she did come out & make accusations of Sexual abuse in the Jackson home back in the early 90’s so Why? didn’t she ever tag Little sister Janet upon giving up A Baby within The Family if she actually gave A daughter to A family member , Then theres Jermaine & Joe who are the 2 most Money hungry S.O.B’s ever you mean to tell me they have never tired to sell A Story to Tabloids On Janet’s Secret Kid w/James DeBarge . So I mean the only way i can think of it Is If Janet went out of Town or state & had the Baby & gave it up & only certain people Knew such as Mrs.Katherine Jackson .

    Other wise Brandi been the Baby don’t make since if everyone thinks about it The girl herself could Now as A Adult Call up the DeBarge’s & Talk & Meet up , Have never heard Brandi even Contacting any of the Family .

    So I’m thinking Janet’s Real Kid is Off some were Adopted & doesn’t know or knows but just haven’t been able to contact & meet them , & its not strange of why This kid has never been Photographed Hell if He/or she is Adopted He/she maybe living A Normal life & people aren’t so apt to Realize Who the kid belongs to It maybe in A Small town some were & Parents are you Typical normal Black Family .

    Just saying Not that I know everything Just saying .

    June 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm

  20. Kenuki

    & it can’t be to much of A secret if James’s Brothers & Mother all talk about knowing & seen Janet Pregnant back in the 80’s “1985” is when she was on FAME so If this is such a none existing Story Why? are the DeBarge’s so Convinced that theres A Kid out there some were & why is his Family Continuing to say so & why james is so shut mouthed won’t speak , Refuses to speak upon rather if him & Janet had A child .

    So something is up with this rumor ………LOL

    June 7, 2011 at 10:19 pm

  21. Kenuki

    Hold on let me back that up on Joe , He wouldn’t sale A story to the Tab , however he does have A big mouth like his Daughter Latoya he would have by now slipped & mentioned Janet having A Daughter Or Slipped & told about his other Grand child Just like he did with Omer Bhatti ..

    Jermaine I don’t know I don’t think he has time to dabble in his Siblings mess & life after all he has 8 kids & 3 or 4 alleged un-claimed kids from outside his marriages w/Other women Named Dawn , Imprelle , & another kid Yet The Jacksons , Him & his Known 8 Kids all claim Dawn & Imprelle aren’t Family I wouldn’t be surprised if they were but just aren’t claimed .

    Just like with Joe’s Other daughter who they don’t Claim as part of their Family .

    June 13, 2011 at 1:19 am

  22. isittrue?

    the picture with Brandi sitting with Jackie and Siggy is the pic that still makes me wonder! She sure does look like a light-skinned Janet! the pics Brandi took at the ‘Dynasty’ premiere looked just like Janet’s old album shots from around 03′.

    June 13, 2011 at 7:46 pm

  23. Kenuki

    @isittrue ,

    Have you seen pictures of Lori & Brandi together Brandi looks like Lori’s Twin same color & smile & it don’t help the Lori was Friends of Jackie & Enid Ironically they So happened to adopt A Baby in 1982 that looks like A carbon copy of their friend Lori . ……LOL yet people still believe Brandi is Janet’s But Brandi looks more & more like her Mother’s Best friend LORI how ironic is that . plus Brandi’s Birth year & age don’t match up to Janet’s supposed 1985 Pregnancy Brandi was already 6 or 7 in 1988 during the 2300 Jackson Street Family Video , Janet’s secret Daughter Would had been just 2 years old .

    June 14, 2011 at 8:51 pm

  24. isittrue?

    Ok then why hasn’t this ‘daughter’ came out and showed her face yet? What is she waiting for?

    June 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm

  25. anoynomous

    Has anyone thought that maybe Brandi could be another one of Joe’s Mystery children cause Brandi is like Donte no knows were Donte came from all we know is hes adopted & that Joe brung him home to Hayvenhurst & one of the son’s adopted the baby , same with Brandi no one knows were this pretty child came from all we know is Jackie & his then wife Adopted her in 1982 yet just like Donte they have never revealed were they got her from . & lets not forget Joe did have Johvonni in 79″ & theres rumors that he might have Fathered Donte in 1992 its possible Brandi could be another one of Joe’s kids Just saying & its something to think about since they wont say were exactly she comes from could it be possible that Jackie Did the Same thing that Randy did with Donte Adopted A Baby his Father had with another woman & don’t know which is as strange as hell that If Donte & Brandi both were Fathered by Joe that would mean they’re Half Brother & Sister & Half Brother & Sister to the Jackson kids ( Katherine & Joes 8 Kids ) & it would mean Jackie & randy have Raised Their own Siblings Ewwwww thats strange as hell . but like His Sons Joe did go & Get A Baby “Johvonni” by A White woman , Donte looks Mixed Black & White Or Latino , Brandi fits right in she looks like A Product of A Interracial Union & She looks Like Rebbie & Janet when she Smile’s If you look at Rebbie , Janet & Brandi they all have the Same Smile Which Questioned The possibility that Maybe Joe had Brandi with Another Woman & had One of his Son’s to Adopt her & their either keeping it A secret or they don’t know & it could be the reason why this kid has never reached out to the DeBarge’s cause she’s not A DeBarge Kid . I BET no one thought of This before cause When you look at Brandi , Rebbie , Janet , & Even Latoya’s old picture’s Before plastic surgery Brandi looks like Rebbie , Latoya , & Janet almost as if they all could be Sisters yet People have never thought that Maybe Brandi could be another one of Joe’s Kids after all he has cheated on poor Katherine & I believe Joe’s been Living in Vegas For years So who knows anything is possible .

    Also people can Adopt kids who look like Family , I personally have A friend who’s adopted & for many many years I thought her mother was her Mother until my friend told us she was adopted & Her mother also told us she was adopted however If you saw my Friend & her mom together you would swear up & down that her mother had her because they have the same Identical face , features , Hair color & all they just a like & when I first saw my Friends mother I was like OMG! You look just like your mom , I believe my friends mom has 6 Children & all look alike & my Friend looks like her Adopted Family you would never think once that shes not blood kin or adopted cause she looks so much like her Family .

    So with that said Brandi could be not even related to anyone in the Family at all Just looks like Janet ,Rebbie ,& Latoya Oddly & I’ve been Wondering if its possible that maybe Joe brung her home from Vegas like he did w/Donte & the Family adopted her .

    July 1, 2011 at 1:26 am

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